This paper reviews research innovation in the form of pioneering field experiments in the media and political development sector. It also investigates the opportunities for field experiments to contribute to our understanding of democracy and governance interventions in the media assistance sector, and it outlines some of the obstacles to conducting field experiments in the sector and learning from them. Finally, the report suggests opportunities for building a body of experimental evidence that can inform democracy and governance interventions in the media assistance sector.
See also the Research Briefing prepared for
Moehler, D.V. Democracy, governance and randomised media assistance. Research Report Issue 3. BBC Media Action, (2014) 40 pp.