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Maxwell / Center for Policy Research

Steele, Abbey

Abbey Steele (PAIA) visited Bogota, Colombia in December to check in on an ongoing project that studies the impact of a state-building effort by the Colombian government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Abbey’s time in Bogotá consisted mostly of meetings with one of her co-PIs and the USAID contractor implementing the second wave of a 20,000 household panel survey that Abbey and her team helped design. Additionally, she met with the contractor that manages quarterly data collection on observable indicators of state-building in 92 municipalities and USAID staff in charge of overseeing the interventions in support of the Colombian government’s “Consolidation” program.