Eric Mvukiyehe is an Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation unit of the Development Research Group, where he leads an impact evaluation program on Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV)—a portfolio of 35 impact evaluations in over 25 countries. His main research focuses on the political economy of post-conflict reconstruction, labor markets, civil service reforms, and female empowerment, among other issues. Previously, Eric worked in the Gender Innovation Lab (GIL), where he provided support and technical assistance to impact evaluations of gender programs in the Africa region. Prior to joining the World Bank, Eric was a Democracy Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting a new impact evaluations initiative in the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) sector. He was also a consultant for the United Nations (UN), where he led local population surveys in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia, as part of the UN’s evaluations of peacekeeping operations in both countries. Eric holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. His research has been published in the World Politics, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Comparative Political Studies.
Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Field Experimental Evidence from Liberia
Eric Mvukiyehe and Cyrus Samii, World Development 95: 254-267, July 2017
Two democracy promotion strategies are evaluated for their effects on actual voter behavior and surveyed attitudes.The measurable impacts from the civic education intervention suggests third-party actors can help overcome barriers to information, voter coordination, and security.
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