Our Work


Thematic Areas

Institutions & Governance

Our work examines government performance and accountability towards constituents.
Institutions & Governance

Mitigation of Societal Conflict

We work to understand the root causes and consequences of conflict to reduce violence, support conflict prevention, and design post-conflict policy.

Reducing Poverty & Inequality

Our research examines the underlying political, economic, and social contributors to inequality and poverty.
Poverty & Inequality

Elections, Representation, & Political Participation

Our work examines citizen engagement in politics and government.
Elections, Representation,
& Political Participation

Capacity Building

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 Executive Director
Read the full Washington Post interview

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; 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.

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 Guidelines