Metaketa V Project Locations

How can women be better mobilized to participate in consultative processes that would likely improve public services provision (Chattopadhyay and Duflo 2004)? The Women’s Action Committees and Local Services Metaketa round seeks to answer this question by coordinating five research projects in diverse contexts that assess how the act of participation affects women in these settings and how the quality of participation can also be improved.

This Metaketa round was launched in Fall 2018 and will run until Fall 2023. This round awarded five projects—one each in Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Vietnam—ranging in funding from $250,000 to $300,000. All of the projects use common interventions that include a placebo treatment, a treatment arm increasing collective efficacy of women-only action committees, and an additive treatment arm that adds high quality training participation skills to advocate for issues of concern to group members.

Metaketa V Steering Committee: Susan Hyde (co-Chair, UC Berkeley); Eddy Malesky (co-Chair, Duke University); Alex Coppock (Yale University); Mathias Poertner (Texas A&M); and Lauren Young (UC Davis)

Metaketa V Meta-Analysis Pre-Analysis Plan:
Kyrgyzstan Pre-Analysis Plan:
Malawi Pre-Analysis Plan:
Myanmar Pre-Analysis Plan:
Pakistan Pre-Analysis Plan:
Vietnam Pre-Analysis Plan:


Metaketa V Projects

  • Social Norms and Women’s Political Participation
    Location: Kyrgyzstan
    Principal Investigators: Anselm Hager (Humboldt University); Lukas Hensel (University of Oxford); Damir Esenaliev (Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops); Elnura Kazakbaeva (Nataionl Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic)
     
  • Pathways to Women’s Substantive Representation in Malawi
    Location: Malawi
    Principal Investigators: Amanda Clayton (Vanderbilt University); Boniface Dulani (Institute of Public Opinion and Research); Amanda Robinson (Ohio State University); Asiyati Chiweza (University of Malawi)
     
  • Overcoming Road Blocks to Women’s Participation through Advocacy Training: A Field Experiment on Local Governance in Myanmar
    Location: Myanmar
    Principal Investigators: Claire Adida (UC San Diego); Leonardo Arriola (UC Berkeley); Katrina Kosec (International Food Policy Research Institute); Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley); Cecilia Mo (UC Berkeley)
     
  • Pathways to Women’s Substantive Representation in Pakistan
    Location: Pakistan
    Principal Investigators: Ali Cheema (IDEAS Pakistan + Lahore University of Management Sciences); Sara Khan (Yale University); Asad Liaqat (Harvard Kennedy School); Shandana Khan Mohmand (Institute of Development Studies – Sussex)
     
  • Enhancing Female Participation in Communal Voluntary Contribution Project Choice Through Women’s Action Committees in Vietnam
    Location: Vietnam
    Principal Investigators: Paul Schuler (University of Arizona); Quynh Nguyen (Australian National University); Markus Taussig (Rutgers Business School); Eitan Paul (University of Michigan); Mai Truong (University of Arizona)

AWARDS

The Metaketa V: Women’s Political Participation in Hybrid Regimes round has awarded five grants to innovative experimental research projects that seek to better understand women’s political participation, aimed especially at improved public services in hybrid regimes. Specifically, all projects will focus on women-only “action committees” and mobilizing participation into these committees by women who are otherwise unlikely to engage in political participation. The common interventions will include a placebo treatment, a treatment arm increasing collective efficacy of the women-only action committees, and an additive treatment arm that adds high quality training participation skills to advocate for issues of concern to group members.

All projects range from $250,000 to $300,000 and will collaborate closely, in conjunction with the EGAP Metaketa V steering committee, with the goal of maximizing the consistency of designs, interventions, and outcome measurement across studies.

Congratulations to the Metaketa V award recipients!


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for field experiments that seek to better understand women’s political participation aimed at more equitable local public goods provision in hybrid regimes. This Metaketa round invites studies that tackle the central question of how to improve the quantity and quality of women’s non-electoral political participation. The cluster of studies will focus more specifically on consultative processes in areas in which increased participation by women could reasonably be expected to improve local public goods provision.

Awards will range from $150,000 to $300,000. Please see the link to the 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 Friday, August 9, 2019, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

Request for Proposals

RFP Submission Form

RFP Budget Template

Contact Jaclyn Leaver at jleaver@berkeley.edu with any questions.


CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is requesting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for cutting-edge experimental research projects that aim to understand non-electoral forms of political participation in hybrid regimes, broadly defined. Democracies are excluded, as are closed authoritarian regimes. Although voting is the most widely recognized form of political participation, this Metaketa round seeks to broaden the focus to other forms of political participation that may be more relevant in settings in which elections are not functioning as effective tools of political accountability. This grant round is specifically designed to foster knowledge accumulation across studies. 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 are coordinated in design and address a common theme. This request for short Expressions of Interest seeks to identify clusters of research projects with comparable interventions and outcome measures, which will form the basis of the main call.

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Expressions of Interest Application

Contact Jaclyn Leaver at jleaver@berkeley.edu with any questions.

This call for expressions of interest is now closed. Thanks to all who applied. As mentioned above, this call sought to identify clusters of research projects with comparable interventions and outcome measures that would form the basis of the main 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 soon!

Metaketa V: Women's Action Committees and Local Services Summary of EOIs