Our Impact


EGAP Global Membership & Research Themes

Lucia Tiscornia, Center for Research and Teaching, Mexico City

The fact there there is an organization that intentionally connects researchers from academia with policy makers… is enriching and important.

Lucia Tiscornia, Associate Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching, Mexico City, discusses her experience working with EGAP. See the full video interview below.

Meetings, Policy Events, and Policy Briefs

  • Annual membership meetings bring together researchers and practitioners to improve research designs
  • Foster researcher-practitioner collaborations, improve research designs, and disseminate research findings that are relevant to policy audiences
  • 27 general plenary and thematic meetings in 13 countries
  • 41 online feedback sessions in 2020 and 2021
  • 76 policy briefs highlighting policy relevant research
Rebecca Wolfe, University of Chicago

We condensed that information and took it to the Hill and showed how it could be possible to reduce support for violence.

Rebecca Wolfe, Senior Lecturer & Executive Director of International Policy at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, reflecting on the collaboration between EGAP researchers and Mercy Corps’ work to reduce violence conflict. See the full video interview below.

Metaketa Initiative

Metaketa Projects Research Countries

Learning Days Workshops

  • Intensive workshops on experimental methodology for junior and future principal investigators
  • Strengthen research capacity among researchers and build research networks in the Global South
  • 126 Global South Learning Days workshop participants
  • Participants from 26 countries in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Online coursebook of workshop modules, slides, and other resources
Learning Days Workshop Participants from 26 countries

Research Grants & Global South Fellowships

  • Research activities to support Global South-based researchers by increasing the representation of researchers leading rigorous research from the Global South
  • 22 grants awarded for quantitative field studies in 15 different countries in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa addressing the following topics:
    • COVID-19 pandemic
    • Crime reduction & police accountability
    • Climate change governance
    • Democracy, conflict, & polarization
    • Displacement, migration & integration
  • Fellowship program at the University of California, Berkeley for scholars based in Sub-Saharan Africa
COVID-19 Small Grant Funds Research in 9 Countries
Esther Owelle, The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

We have seen that people are wearing more masks, and people are even complying with public health measures.

Esther Owelle, Research Manager at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, on how her research, funded by EGAP’s COVID-19 grant, helped slow the spread of Covid-19 in rural Africa. See the full video interview.

Regional Hubs

  • Regional hubs established to foster interregional research exchange, by identifying local priorities and supporting regional collaborations
  • Coordinate regionally-focused activities such as policy events, Learning Days workshops, feedback sessions, and speakers’ series to share policy-relevant research

Latin America Regional Hub established in 2021 in alliance with the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia

Methods & Standards

  • Develop and disseminate resources to make new methodological tools and debates more accessible to a wider audience
  • Publication of 30 methods guides for researchers and practitioners
  • EGAP Registry to increase the sharing of accurate and transparent information on research projects
  • Use of DeclareDesign to create a R package that provides tools for research designs
Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College

EGAP changed the way I do research. I now follow a protocol like a clinical trial with every experiment I conduct. And that’s because of the influence of EGAP and the framework it created.

Brendan Nyhan, Presidential Professor at Dartmouth College, explains how EGAP’s methodological tools have helped streamline his research on the spread of misinformation and fake news. See the full video interview here.

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