Our Work



Building the Capacity of Scholars in the Global South


An RCT (randomized controlled trial), as its name suggests, randomizes an important element of the study or program–this makes for greater confidence that a particular intervention caused an outcome. By randomizing who receives a program or intervention researchers can be very confident that there is no systematic relationship between the assignment of treatment and control.

Susan Hyde, Former EGAP Executive Director


Addressing the Challenges of Scientific Credibility

EGAP’s work continues to innovate the field as a leader in three key areas: addressing the crisis of external validity through the Metaketa Initiative; ethics as they relate to field experimental research; and pre-registration and design-stage feedback as a strategy for increasing the transparency and credibility of research findings. Tools for pre-registration and design-stage feedback include the EGAP registry, the online peer response tool, and design feedback sessions at EGAP meetings.

The Metaketa Initiative

A collaborative research model aimed at improving the accumulation of knowledge from field experiments on topics where academic researchers and policy practitioners share substantive interests.
Metaketa Rounds

Design Registry

The EGAP Design Registry gives study authors an opportunity to document their research questions and evaluation plans ahead of conducting their analysis. We’ve put together guidelines for submitting your design.
View EGAP Registry