Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab

Social Science Laboratory

    Who We Are
  • Who We Are

Who We Are

The Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab partners with policy-makers and community leaders to evaluate programs and policies aimed at containing violence and crime, reducing human rights abuses by law enforcement agents, and improving the quality and accountability of the police and criminal justice systems. We use a variety of methods, including observational data, quasi-experimental research, and Randomized Controlled Evaluations.  Our research aims at providing solutions to lawlessness and violence as well as generating knowledge of the causes, consequences and dynamics of crime-related violence and how to improve rule of law in developing societies.