Barriers to the Adoption of Research: Policies on Reducing Violence Against Women

Last registered on June 24, 2024

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Trial Information

General Information

Title
Barriers to the Adoption of Research: Policies on Reducing Violence Against Women
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0013734
Initial registration date
June 11, 2024

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
June 24, 2024, 1:38 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Queen Mary University of London

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
EAFIT
PI Affiliation
IADB

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2024-06-04
End date
2024-08-31
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
In this trial, we explore whether academic research influences policy decision-making in the traditionally change-resistant domain of public security and crime policies. In our design, we promote information pertaining to policies designed to reduce violence against women. More specifically, we study how the provision of i) evidence about the effect size of those policies; ii) information about the practical know-how on to implement these policies; and iii) support to apply for funding for those policies affect beliefs and take-up in the real world. To achieve this, we promote two randomly selected policies from a set of six across all municipalities in Colombia as they design and implement their municipal security plans. This approach enables us to observe the impact on both beliefs and government plans.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Perez Vincent, Santiago, Pedro Souza and Santiago Tobon. 2024. "Barriers to the Adoption of Research: Policies on Reducing Violence Against Women." AEA RCT Registry. June 24. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.13734-1.0
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
1) Provide information about the effect size of six policies targeted to reduce violence against women ("evidence package")
2) Provide information about how to implement those policies in practice ("implementation package")
3) Provide information about how to access funding from the central government ("funding support package")
Intervention Start Date
2024-06-04
Intervention End Date
2024-08-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
1) beliefs about the effect sizes
2) intentions on implementing the policies
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
1) from survey-based measurements, specifically the question "¿Cuál cree que sería la reducción en el número de casos de violencia íntima de pareja contra las mujeres si las siguientes intervenciones/programas fueran implementados en su municipio?"
2) will be measured in two ways.
a) from survey-based measurements, specifically the question containing the text "en una escala del 1 al 4, indique su disposición a implementar cada una de las siguientes intervenciones/programas en su municipio"
b) from textual search from the Planes Integrales de Seguridad y Convivencia Ciudadana (PISCC)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We randomize the provision of information about the efficacy of six policies designed to reduce violence against women, and randomly promote the evidence regarding its effect size at the municipality-by-program level. We further randomize information about how municipalities can obtain funding from the central government to implement them (designed to alleviate a funding barriers), as well as practical implementation guidelines and know-how (designed to lower non-monetary implementation costs).
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Computer code
Randomization Unit
Municipality
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
No cluster
Sample size: planned number of observations
Most regressions at the municipality-by-program, thus (1123 municipalities in Colombia * six programs)
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Evidence package -- all municipalities receive evidence about 2 out 6 programs (randomly chosen).
Implementation and funding support packages -- following four treatment arms: no intervention or funding support; either intervention or funding support; and both.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Supporting Documents and Materials

Documents

Document Name
20240529_Beliefs Survey BaseLine FINAL
Document Type
survey_instrument
Document Description
Baseline Survey
File
20240529_Beliefs Survey BaseLine FINAL

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Document Name
20240529_Beliefs Survey EndLine FINAL
Document Type
survey_instrument
Document Description
Endline Survey
File
20240529_Beliefs Survey EndLine FINAL

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Document Name
20240304_POLICIA_EFECTIVIDAD_FINAL
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document pertains to the effectiveness package for the intervention aimed at increasing the share of women in the police force.
File
20240304_POLICIA_EFECTIVIDAD_FINAL

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Document Name
20240220_CASH_IMPLEMENTACION_FINAL
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the implementation package of the cash transfer intervention.
File
20240220_CASH_IMPLEMENTACION_FINAL

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Document Name
20240306_CASH_EFECTIVIDAD_FINAL
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the effectiveness package of the cash transfer intervention.
File
20240306_CASH_EFECTIVIDAD_FINAL

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Document Name
20240304_POLICIA_IMPLEMENTACION
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document pertains to the implementation package for the intervention aimed at increasing the share of women in the police force.
File
20240304_POLICIA_IMPLEMENTACION

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Document Name
20240228_CEM_IMPLEMENTACION_FINAL
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the implementation package of the CEM intervention.
File
20240228_CEM_IMPLEMENTACION_FINAL

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Document Name
20240311_COUPLES_EFECTIVIDAD_FINAL
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the effectiveness package of the couples training intervention.
File
20240311_COUPLES_EFECTIVIDAD_FINAL

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Document Name
20240311_COUPLES_IMPLEMENTACION
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the implementation package of the couples training intervention.
File
20240311_COUPLES_IMPLEMENTACION

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Document Name
20240326_CAMPAÑAS_IMPLEMENTACION_FINAL
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the implementation package of the information campaigns intervention.
File
20240326_CAMPAÑAS_IMPLEMENTACION_FINAL

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Document Name
20240304_TS_EFECTIVIDAD
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the effectiveness package of the social worker support intervention.
File
20240304_TS_EFECTIVIDAD

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Document Name
20240304_TS_IMPLEMENTACION
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document corresponds to the implementation package of the social worker support intervention.
File
20240304_TS_IMPLEMENTACION

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Uploaded At: June 11, 2024

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IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Universidad EAFIT
IRB Approval Date
2024-05-10
IRB Approval Number
08052024