We provide general research support to researchers (Northwestern faculty and students) wanting to conduct development research, in particular, but not exclusively fieldwork and randomized trials.
This research will often come through a collaboration with Innovations for Poverty Action. IPA has conducted over 650 randomized evaluations to date, has 21 country offices around the world, and has extensive experience in implementing surveys, project vetting, and development and partner and stakeholder management.
Technology is at the forefront of many development projects, either for data collection or as an intervention itself. There is an unmet demand among researchers for a club resource that provides the core operations on top of which “innovation research” projects can be built.
We provide support for building technological solutions, apps, mobile platforms and websites that are used either for data collection or as a component of an intervention being tested. This component also would work well to involve students interested in thinking through entrepreneurial market strategies, i.e., how does one take successful ideas with evidence and bring them to market?