October 03, 2016
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Armand will be in London from September through mid-December. The research stay is funded by a scholarship he received from the Ramon Areces Foundation in 2015

Alex Armand, a research fellow within the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) at the Institute for Culture and Society(ICS) of the University of Navarra, will undertake a research stay at the London School of Economics (LSE) beginning in early September until mid December 2016.

Armand will fund this research stay with part of the grant he received in 2015 from the Ramon Areces Foundation, which provides grants for research in the social sciences.

During his stay, Armand will work within the Department of International Development with Sandra Sequeira, a researcher and assistant professor of development economics at LSE. He will also attend seminars and expand his network: "Being there will allow me to establish ties with other researchers, who will get to know my research and can provide me with guidance," he said.

It is worth noting that LSE is ranked 35 in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016. In the 2016 edition, it is among the top 10 centers in the world in the categories of social policies, development studies, politics, communication and media studies.

Recognized by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Alex Armand was recently included in a list of experts associated with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE), which includes about 300 researchers in the field of impact assessment in different countries, universities and disciplines. According to 3IE, this is a pioneer list that "can help policymakers identify experts to design and implement evaluations of their development interventions."

3IE subsidizes a project that Alex Armand leads entitled, “Transparency and Accountability,” which aims to study how greater transparency on the part of companies that extract natural resources affects the individual and collective behavior of the government, public institutions, and private companies in Kenya and Mozambique.

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE) is an international NGO that provides grants to promote policies and programs based on empirical evidence in countries with low and middle incomes. It has offices in New Delhi, London and Washington, D.C and is funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UKaid, through the Department for International Development, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.