Ongoing Research in Central America

I will be based in Central America for the next several months working on two research projects studying governance, decentralization, and public services in developing countries.  First, I am part of an interdisciplinary research team based at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder that is collaborating with the Honduran Ministry of Health to understand governance reform and its effects on the performance of local health systems.  This project is funded through the NSF Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences competition (, and is an outgrowth of the pilot study I conducted in Intibucá, Honduras, in 2012.  Second, I will be expanding this line of research to Guatemala and Nicaragua with generous support from the Social Science Research Council through an International Dissertation Research Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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