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Eric Mvukiyehe


Eric Mvukiyehe is an Economist in DEC’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Department, where he works on a large portfolio of analytical work and impact evaluations in several critical areas, which cut across many sectors and contexts, including: (i) political economy of development and post-conflict reconstruction; (ii) labor market & social protection in developing and fragile countries; (iii) governance, institutions, and state capacity in fragile states; and (iv) women’s empowerment. Previously, Eric worked in the Word Bank's Gender Innovation Lab (GIL), where he provided support and technical assistance in the design and implementation of gender programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was also a Democracy Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he worked on rigorous impact evaluations and analytical work of US government programs in the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) sector. Eric has also consulted for the United Nations, where he led impact evaluations of UN peacekeeping operations in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia using local population surveys, as part of a broader evaluation of these operations’ performance by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). Eric holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He has taught, given talks and extensively written on a wide-range of topics in the afore-mentioned areas. His research has been published in World Politics, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research and Comparative Political Studies.

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    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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