EGAP is a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners that is united by a focus on experimental research and is dedicated to generating and disseminating rigorous evidence on topics of governance, politics, and institutions. We seek to forge partnerships between researchers and practitioners committed to understanding the politics of global development, advance evidence-based policy making, and improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences.

Ayuko Picot

Administrative Assistant, EGAP

Ayuko is the Administrative Assistant at EGAP, where she supports the general administration of EGAP. Most recently, Ayuko led operations at a nonprofit providing college scholarships in Sierra Leone. In the past, she conducted social science research in the fields of gender equality and civil society in West Africa. Ayuko holds master’s degrees in International...

Ingrid Lee

Managing Director, EGAP

Ingrid Lee is Managing Director, overseeing strategic planning and implementation for EGAP. She has managed a variety of global development projects addressing health, environment, and gender equality issues at the UN Development Programme, as well as public private partnership evaluation projects for the World Bank. Most recently, she managed public private partnerships with journalism outlets...

Jaclyn Leaver

Director of Research, EGAP

Jaclyn is the Director of Research at EGAP, where she manages the "Metaketa Initiative," a grantmaking model for coordinated clusters of studies that identify critical areas in governance and politics where generalizable knowledge can have a large impact. Prior to this role, she was the Managing Director of the Center on the Politics...

Matthew Lisiecki

Senior Methods Manager, EGAP

Matt is the Senior Methods Manager at EGAP, where he oversees organizational programming related to standards and methods, including the research design registry, methods guides, standards debates, and policy dissemination materials. He also coordinates EGAP's Principal Investigator workshops in the Global South, and supports the day-to-day running of the organization. Prior to joining EGAP, Matt...

Tara Slough

Predoctoral Fellow, EGAP

Tara Slough is EGAP’s Predoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. She is currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the political economy of institutions and development and political methodology. She is currently completing a dissertation on the distributive politics of bureaucracy with a focus on low- and middle-income democracies. Tara is a...

Max Méndez-Beck

Membership & Meetings Manager

Max Méndez-Beck is the Membership & Meetings Manager for EGAP, where he helps organize yearly conferences that bring together EGAP members and policymakers. In the past he has worked for J-PAL at their regional offices in Latin America, leading efforts to identify and build strategic partnerships with governments, NGOs, foundations, and international organizations in order...