The DevLab@Duke is an applied learning environment that focuses on connecting social scientists at Duke who work in international development with the community of development practitioners to create rigorous programming, collect monitoring and evaluation data, and conduct impact evaluations of development projects. The lab connects faculty and graduate students from several departments and schools at Duke who have extensive experience in both international development and program evaluation, including a broad range of donor activities in the areas of education, health, governance, cross-sectoral programming, environment, labor markets and economic growth.
FEATURED DEVLAB PROJECTS
COVID-19 AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN PERU
Have quarantine restrictions, and their fallout, increased intimate partner violence (IPV)? What characteristics put certain couples at heightened risk? Erica Field partners with Innovations for Poverty Action and the National Bureau of Economic Research for a new project examining the impact of quarantine on IPV in urban Peru.
COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE OF MICRO-HYDRO IN NEPAL
Have the Nepali government’s interventions to commercialize micro-hydro grids made a difference? What lessons can we learn from communities that have been successful in maintaining micro-hydro projects, and from those that haven’t? MORE
CAMBODIA SOLID WASTE ACCOUNTABILITY PLATFORM (SWAP)
TRANSPORT, URBAN LABOR MARKETS, AND WOMEN'S MOBILITY
How does a commute free of harassment and stigma affect the job search for women in Pakistan? DevLab researchers Kate Vyborny and Erica Field will shed light on the restrictions on women’s mobility that limit their job opportunities, in a forthcoming paper. MORE
Duke Center for International Development
Sanford School of Public Policy
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