David Dow studies development, governance, and armed conflict. His research focuses on the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and its consequences for public goods and security provision. He has also consulted for a DFID project on post-reconstruction in DRC and Amnesty International on the response of regional human rights organizations to conflict in Africa.
Kate Vyborny is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Her research interests include how interventions by government and donors interact with local social and political context; public service delivery in developing countries; urban policies, particularly public transportation and land use; and women’s empowerment.