Policing in the Global South:
Evidence and Resources

Much of the current debate around policing focuses on evidence from studies in North America and Europe. Given the importance of context for the field of policing, members of the EGAP network, as part of the Crime Reduction and Police Accountability Priority Theme, have put together the following resource website to gather evidence on policing based in the Global South in order to guide decision-making.

Areas of Evidence

Our approach to research

EGAP members conduct research designed to assess the causal impact of governance innovations. Researchers use a variety of methods including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and natural experiments to justify causal claims. Many members complement these research designs with qualitative, descriptive, and other observational methods.