EGAP is a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners that is united by a focus on experimental research and is dedicated to generating and disseminating rigorous evidence on topics of governance, politics, and institutions. We seek to forge partnerships between researchers and practitioners committed to understanding the politics of global development, advance evidence-based policy making, and improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences.

Brief 58: Does Bottom-Up Accountability Work? Evidence from Uganda

This study took place in 16 districts across four regions of Uganda. The sample included 376 health centers, which encompasses nearly every... Read More...

Brief 57: How Media Influence Social Norms: Evidence from Mexico

The research design combined two sources of variation to create four treatment groups in a factorial design (Table 1). First, the soap opera was... Read More...

Brief 56: Reporting Corruption in Nigeria: Testing the Effects of Norms & Nudges

The study was conducted in four states of the Niger Delta (Akwa Ibom, Bayela, Delta, and Rivers). Within those states, sample communities were... Read More...

Brief 55: Candidate Participation in Electoral Debates--An Experimental Encouragement Design in Liberia

The partner NGO organized 129 standardized debates to elicit the policy promises of candidates for the House. The platforms were then rebroadcast by... Read More...

Nahomi Ichino

Nahomi Ichino is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Political... Read More

Rosario Aguilar

Rosario Aguilar is assistant professor of political science at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Her... Read More

Erin Hartman

Erin Hartman is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Political Science at UCLA. Her recent research focuses on creating new methods–including... Read More

Eric Kramon

Eric Kramon is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his PhD in... Read More