JUNE 2014: Call for new members

The Experiments in Governance and Politics Network (EGAP) is
pleased to announce a call for up to 10 new members from Africa,
Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Asia- including a
mix of researchers and organizations.

Specifically, individual members are researchers who have achieved distinction in the design, implementation, or analysis of experiments on politics and governance. Institutional members are organizations engaged in policy making, program implementation or impact evaluation, whether governmental or non-governmental, with demonstrated interest or expertise in the use of experimental methods.

Application Deadline: 1 August 2014 

To apply please register your interest and describe your research interests either (A) on this online form or by (B) emailing this Word Doc Version to applications@e-gap.org. 

For more information or questions, please email applications@e-gap.org

The group: EGAP is dedicated to designing and implementing experimental research on topics of governance, politics, and institutions. We seek to forge partnerships between researchers and practitioners committed to high quality research on the politics of global development, advance evidence-based policy making, and improve the quality of experiments in the social sciences.

CPS Special Issue on Research Transparency

We invite proposals for a special issue of Comparative Political Studies (CPS) on research transparency in the social sciences.  Proposals for original research papers using quantitative or qualitative approaches, and collecting quantitative or qualitative data are all encouraged.  The deadline for submitted proposals is September 15, 2014 for a Special CPS issue scheduled to appear in 2015-16 academic year. Please see attachment for full call for papers. (Call also posted here: http://www.ipdutexas.org/cps-transparency-special-issue.html)

Proposals should follow the standard CPS submission requirements for normal articles, but should be submitted directly to the special issue editors at: transparency@ipdutexas.org.  We encourage you to contact the special issue editors at the above email if you have any questions.
Michael Findley, Nathan Jensen, Edmund Malesky, Thomas Pepinsky

EGAP Regranting round 1 — Full RFP posted

The Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals that seek to assess the role of information in the selection of effective politicians in developing countries.  A critical feature of this regranting initiative is that we seek to fund experimental research that may lead to greater cumulation of knowledge in this policy area. Doing this successfully will require a high degree of coordination across funded research teams. We invite studies that address the central question using two or more experimental treatment conditions…

Funding to take part in EGAP 11

EGAP 11 will take place in UC Berkeley on April 11 & 12. Up to four funded slots (including two generously provided by 3ie) are reserved for developing country scholars or practitioners working on or planning to work on experimental projects on governance and politics. Funded slots will cover transport, visa, and hotel costs (although unfortunately no support for visas beyond costs and a letter of invitation is possible). If interested, send a note to the conference chair Thad Dunning thad.dunning at berkeley.edu by 5 March with a CV and a cover letter describing why you would like to attend. For information on past meetings see here.

EGAP is hiring an Assistant Director!

20140205: The search is still on! Follow this link to apply.

The Experiments in Governance and Politics network (EGAP) is looking for an Assistant Director starting late February. This should be a very exciting position with a lot of room to be creative and to have a big impact on experimental research in governance and politics.

The position will be appointed at the rank of Staff Associate at Columbia University. The Staff Associate will work closely with the Director and Board of Directors in a variety of tasks related to research and program development. Responsibilities will include developing tools for facilitating coordination between research teams and development practitioners; coordinating the work of social science and journalism research assistants in the generation of briefs, working paper series, and web content; assisting in the development of show case working papers by grant recipients; gathering research designs and drafting policy briefs; organizing the biannual research meeting in coordination with local hosts and meeting committees; supporting initiatives for developing research agendas such as an annual call for seed grants or full grant rounds for EGAP members; and supporting EGAP at external events as well as at University meetings.

Supporting experimental research on the political economy of development