The main goals of this project are to bring new and rigorous evidence by experimentally evaluating the impacts of an innovative, state-run GBV intervention, measure its cost-effectiveness, and guide the public sector’s programming in an evidence-based manner. In close partnership with the Peruvian Ministry of Women (MoW), the project will conduct a large randomized control trial (RCT) to evaluate the impacts of Leaders in Action (LIA).
LIA is a recently redesigned flagship program of the MoW that incorporates important lessons from GBV literature to promote changes in a cost-effective manner by training local leaders to become Community Health Volunteers (CHV) and to work with their communities at various levels. The research design aims to make progress on the scientific understanding of GBV and address the most pressing methodological concerns of previous studies, including features to uncover reporting biases and a large sample of 288 villages (randomization units).
Lead agency: Innovations for Poverty Action
PI: Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte