Established in 2008, the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research Group (EPAR) uses an innovative student-faculty team model to provide rigorous, applied research and analysis to international development stakeholders. EPAR has prepared more than 300 technical reports and briefs including: statistical data analysis and research, literature reviews and analysis, and portfolio analysis and strategy support. Our reports focus on agriculture, development policy, financial services, poverty reduction, gender, and measurement and evaluation.
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Agricultural Development Indicator Curation
EPAR has developed Stata do.files for the construction of a set of agricultural development indicators using data from the Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) for Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Follow the link below to see initial indicator estimates and to access our indicator construction code and documentation.Explore Our Research
Changes in Public Sector Agriculture R&D
How is public agricultural research investment allocated across Sub-Saharan Africa? Which crop production variables are associated with public allocations of agricultural researchers and research expenditures? How has this changed over time? Our new interactive dashboard allows users to explore how crop specific public agricultural research funding has changed over time in Sub-Saharan Africa.Explore The Visualizations
Private Sector Global Health R&D Investment
EPAR reviewed the 2016 10-K forms submitted by U.S. pharmaceutical companies involved in global health R&D to analyze how these companies discuss the incentives and challenges to private sector global health R&D investment. We find that LMIC pricing, market competition, patents and licensing, and expedited review policies are commonly discussed factors influencing R&D investments.Explore Our Research
Development Finance and Policy Research
Research on sources and impacts of aid and other development finance, global and regional public goods, political economy and governance, and monitoring and evaluationBrowse Development Finance and Policy Research
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods Research
Research on agricultural yield and productivity, farm management, value chains, environment and climate change, adoption and impact of financial services, and non-agricultural rural livelihoods.Browse Agriculture Research