Institutions

Evaluasi is a consulting company founded with the aim of “Doing Good Better” through helping companies evaluate and identify their social impact. Many companies and philanthropists are inadvertently doing good badly by failing to evaluate their social giving. Evaluasi utilizes scientific tools, especially randomized controlled trials, to promote social responsibility. It does this through impact evaluation, executive training, and investment education.

Learn more about Evaluasi’s work here.

Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) is a student-driven research lab that provides mentored opportunities for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on global conflict and peacebuilding, foreign assistance, poverty alleviation, good governance, and human rights. Since 2013, IPD has brought together over 600 undergraduate and graduate students, and over 100 students are conducting research in Spring 2020. IPD’s goals are to provide on-campus experiential learning, applied training, and international professional opportunities to UT students to empower them to fulfill UT’s motto, “What Starts Here Changes the World.”

Learn more about IPD here.

AidData is a research lab at William & Mary. It equips policymakers and practitioners with better evidence to improve how sustainable development investments are targeted, monitored, and evaluated. It uses rigorous methods, cutting-edge tools, and granular data to answer the question: who is doing what, where, for whom, and to what effect?

Learn more about AidData’s activities here.
 

 

BYU Global Politics Lab

The Global Politics Lab at Brigham Young University was founded in 2008 to increase understanding of the relationship between politics and economics, with a special focus on global development. It has since expanded its scope to incorporate issues relating to political development, such as the development of parties and elections, understanding ethnic conflict, the role of political values, and politics and gender. It approaches its work using a variety of methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, and survey research, but affiliated scholars have a particular expertise in experimental work and especially randomized field experiments. Its hope is to inform and influence policy and advance understanding of global problems and solutions.

Learn more about the GPL’s activities here.