Blog: EGAP’s blog features a range of posts highlighting EGAP members, their work, and the broader connection of that work to general policy areas and the countries in which it is conducted. Who it’s for: anybody interested in learning more about what EGAP members and the overall network are working on, anybody interest in research examining governance innovations.
COVID-19 Features: Both EGAP as an organization and its network members are committed to understanding the role that governance conditions play in shaping responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This section features pieces related to EGAP’s response to COVID-19, as well as information on the work that individual EGAP members are conducting to better understand the response to the pandemic from a governance perspective. Who it’s for: researchers, implementers, policy makers, donors, and others working the governance sphere looking to understand the work being done on COVID-19.
Metaketa: The Metaketa Initiative is a collaborative research model aimed at improving the accumulation of knowledge from field experiments on governance topics where academic researchers and policy practitioners share substantive interests. This section features summaries of the Metaketa rounds and projects, along with materials related to disseminating Metaketa study findings and information related to administering the Metaketa process. Who it’s for: policy makers, implementers, researchers, donors, and others looking to learn about the component studies of each Metaketa round, as well as the overall Initiative.
Methods Guide: EGAP’s Methods Guides are ten-point primers on a range of methodological and research topics. Each guide takes one issue and outlines the ten most important points to understand about it or the ten essential steps necessary to addressing that issue in your work. Who it’s for: primarily other researchers and evaluators, though others looking to understand more about elements of the research process (including implementing partners, policy makers, Master’s and undergraduate students, and journalists) have found the guides to be useful. In addition, several of the Methods Guides are expressly directed toward an audience of policy makers.
Partnership Lessons: A series of pieces highlighting the Metaketa experience from the perspective of those working for the organizations that implemented the programs that were evaluated in each study. Who it’s for: implementers interested in partnering with researchers to evaluate the impact of their programming, donors interested in working with researchers and practitioners, researchers who want to learn how to best structure research partnerships, and anyone looking to learn more about the context of a study beyond the elements contained in journal articles.
Policy Brief: Summaries of EGAP member research that highlight the findings and policy relevance of research that evaluates the impact of various governance innovations.. Who it’s for: policy makers, journalists, donors, students, and anyone looking for a concise summary of the background, methodology, findings, and key takeaways from published EGAP member research.
Standards Discussion: A series of essays and other pieces that explore methodological issues and dive deeper into elements of the research process, presented in a looser framework than the Methods Guides. Who it’s for: primarily other researchers and evaluators, along with those looking to understand more about the research process (including implementing partners, policy makers, Master’s and undergraduate students, and journalists).
Stories of Change: A series of case studies from the Metaketa Initiative that highlight new approaches and interventions used by Metaketa researchers and implementing partners. Who it’s for: policy makers, implementers, researchers, donors, and others interested in understanding the impacts of engaging in collaborative field experimental research such as the Metaketas, looking beyond the outcomes and findings of a particular study.
Tools: A collection of resources for researchers to use to improve their work. These include Shiny apps to make study design/analysis easier, videos of presentations by EGAP members highlighting methodological contributions, and R scripts to help others incorporate different types of analysis into their studies. Who it’s for: primarily other researchers, and those looking to understand research methodology (including students, implementing partners, and journalists).
In addition to the Resource types listed above, you may notice two additional listings under the Resources menu: the Registry and the Peer Response Tool
Registry: A database where researchers can register their research designs before carrying out the study, in order to transparently declare the study’s goals and methods before the data are analyzed. Who it’s for: primarily researchers who will submit to the registry, but journal reviewers/editors and others reading new studies can refer to the registry to compare the study’s stated aims with the final article(s).
Peer Response Tool: A tool for EGAP members to receive timely feedback on in-progress research designs. Who it’s for: EGAP members (primarily individual researchers, though institutional member representatives are welcome to seek feedback via this tool as well).