EGAP organizes its members and activities into four thematic areas: Institutions & Governance, Mitigation of Societal Conflict, Reducing Poverty & Inequality, and Elections, Representation, & Political Participation. The four thematic areas serve to bring other EGAP members working in those areas together to advance research related to each theme, along with key outside stakeholders in the academic, NGO, and governmental communities.
Building from the framework established by the four thematic areas, EGAP has identified a specific research program to further focus research priorities. Each of these programs–or “Priority Themes”–will serve as a focal point for bringing together members whose work and/or research relates to the topic, in order to discuss issues and questions at the forefront of the field and contribute to a concrete research agenda.
The co-chairs and steering committees of these Priority Themes will (1) define and pursue possible collaborative research initiatives such as Metaketas, (2) organize seminar series focusing on intervention research and examples of practitioner-academic collaboration in testing interventions, (3) oversee small grants for formative or exploratory research, and (4) build out a network of practitioners and researchers on the respective themes.