This Metaketa round was launched in Spring 2016 and will run until Fall 2019. This round awarded five projects—one each in Brazil, Colombia, Liberia, Pakistan, and Uganda—ranging in funding from $150,000 to $250,000 provided by the UK's Department for International Development. A sixth project—in the Philippines—was awarded funding from an alternative source. All of the projects use common interventions to implement a community policing program consisting of two components: (1) a community engagement program to solicit information on community problems from citizens and transmit information about police programs to citizens; and (2) a problem- oriented policing program, in which police address problems identified through community engagement programs directly with small, dedicated budgets and/or indirectly with the assistance of other public and private agencies. In addition, each project will involve at least one complementary intervention.

For additional information about the Metaketa Initiative, contact Jaclyn Leaver (EGAP Director of Research) at jleaver@berkeley.edu.

Metaketa IV Steering Committee: Graeme Blair (chair, UCLA); Fotini Christia (MIT); Cyrus Samii (NYU); and Jeremy Weinstein (Stanford)

Metaketa IV Pre-meta-analysis Plan: Forthcoming


Metaketa IV Projects

Can Trust Be Built Through Citizen Monitoring of Police Activity?
Principal Investigators: Emile Badran, Thiemo Fetzer, Robert Muggah, Barbara Silva, Pedro CL Souza

 

Community Policing and Public Trust: A Multi-Country Initiative
Principal Investigators: Eric Arias, Dorothy Kronick 

 

Building Trust and Improving Police Effectiveness: A Field Experiment in Urban Liberia
Principal Investigators: Ben Morse, Lily Tsai

 

Community Policing and Public Trust: Pakistan
Principal Investigators: Ali Cheema, Ali Hasanain, Jacob Shapiro

 

Evaluating Community Policing in the Philippines: Communication, Trust, and Service Provision
Prinicipal Investigators: Dotan Haim, Matthew Nanes, Nico Ravanilla

 

Community Policing and Public Trust: A Multi-Country Initiative
Prinicipal Investigators: Rob Blair, Guy Grossman, Ben Kachero 

 

AWARDS

The Metaketa IV: Community Policing round has awarded six grants to innovative experimental research projects that seek to assess the effects of community policing programs to build citizen trust in and improve the effectiveness of police services. All of the projects use common interventions to implement a community policing program consisting of two components: (1) a community engagement program to solicit information on community problems from citizens and transmit information about police programs to citizens; and (2) a problem-oriented policing program, in which police address problems identified through community engagement programs directly with small, dedicated budgets and/or indirectly with the assistance of other public and private agencies. In addition, each project will involve at least one complementary intervention. 

The UK’s Department for International Development provided funding for five of the awards. An anonymous donor provided funding for the sixth award – the Philippines project. All projects range from $150,000 to $250,000 and will collaborate closely, in conjunction with the EGAP Metaketa IV: Community Policing steering committee, with the goal of maximizing the consistency of designs, interventions, and outcome measurement across studies.

Congratulations to the Metaketa IV: Community Policing award recipients!

  • Can Trust Be Built Through Citizen Monitoring of Police Activity
    • Location: Brazil. Principal Investigators: Emile Badran (Igarape), Thiemo Fetzer (University of Warwick), Robert Muggah (Igarape), Barbara Silva (Igarape), and Pedro CL Souza (PUC-Rio)
       
  • Community Policing and Public Trust: A Multi-Country Initiative
    • Location: Colombia. Principal Investigators: Eric Arias (NYU) and Dorothy Kronick (U Penn)
       
  • Building Trust and Improving Police Effectiveness: A Field Experiment in Urban Liberia
    • Location: Liberia. Principal Investigators: Benjamin Morse (MIT) and Lily Tsai (MIT)
       
  • Community Policing and Public Trust: Pakistan
    • Location: Pakistan. Principal Investigators: Ali Hasanain (Lahore University), Ali Cheema (Lahore University), and Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)
       
  • Evaluating Community Policing in the Philippines: Communication, Trust, and Service Provision*
    • Location: Philippines. Principal Investigators: Dotan Haim(UCSD), Matthew Nanes (UCSD), and Nico Ravanilla (UCSD)
       
  • Community Policing and Public Trust: A Multi-Country Initiative
    • Location: Uganda. Principal Investigators: Rob Blair (Brown University), Guy Grossman (U Penn), and Ben Kachero (OPM, Uganda)

*This study is funded by an anonymous donor. 


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for field experiments that seek to assess the effects of community policing programs to build citizen trust in and improve the effectiveness of police services. This Metaketa round is funded by the UK's Department for International Development and invites studies that address the central question of how to build trusted and effective police services in contexts where the legitimacy of the state is challenged with two or more experimental treatment conditions. A common arm, to be rolled out in a consistent manner by all supported projects, should implement a community policing program consisting of two components: (1) a community engagement program to solicit information on community problems from citizens and transmit information about police programs to citizens; and (2) a problem-oriented policing program, in which police address problems identified through community engagement programs directly with small, dedicated budgets and/or indirectly with the assistance of other public and private agencies. 

Awards will range from $150,000 to $250,000. Please see the link to the full request for proposals along with links to the submission form and budget template below. 

Please submit all materials in a PDF format to grants@e-gap.org. The deadline for submission is January 4, 2017, 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

Request for Proposals

RFP Submission Form

RFP Budget Template

Contact Jaclyn Leaver (EGAP Director of Research) at jleaver@berkeley.edu with any questions.


This call for expressions of interest is now closed. Thanks to all who applied. As mentioned below, this call sought to identify clusters of research projects with comparable interventions and outcome measures that would form the basis of the main Community Policing Metaketa request for proposals. Please see below for a summary of the EOIs we received and stay tuned for the full request for proposals that will be launched in the next few weeks!

Metaketa IV: Community Policing Summary of EOIs


CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Evidence in Governance and Politics network (EGAP) is requesting expressions of interest (EOIs) for leading edge experimental research projects on how to build trusted and effective public security providers in developing countries. This grant round is specifically designed to foster knowledge accumulation across studies and is supported by funding from the UK Department for International Development. Successful applicants will engage in closely related projects and adhere to a common set of research standards. For this round, EGAP will support 5-7 research projects that address a common theme. This request for short EOIs seeks to identify clusters of research projects with comparable interventions and outcome measures, which will form the basis of the main call. 

Please submit your EOI in a PDF format to grants@e-gap.org. The deadline for submission is October 27, 2016, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

Expressions of Interest Form

Contact Jaclyn Leaver (EGAP Director of Research) at jleaver@berkeley.edu with any questions.​

 

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