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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Research on Crime and Violence in Mexico

The Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University, through the USAID/Mexico Mission, is evaluating the effectiveness of three different U.S. and Mexican government funded interventions in drug and gang violence in Mexican cities along the U.S. border. 


Focused Deterrence Impact Evaluation

ConDev is leading a multi-year impact evaluation of focused crime deterrence interventions in Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, and Nuevo Leon. 

Objective: The primary purpose of this evaluation is to: (a) ensure accountability to stakeholders; (b) assess the direct causal impact of innovative focused deterrence crime prevention approaches; and (c) assess the conditions needed for successful and focused crime deterrence implementation in Northern Mexico. 

Focused deterrence is a novel concept in Mexico, as it has primarily been conducted in the US. This exciting project will assist in building a database of crime and violence dynamics in Mexico and can pave the way for future research. Work on this project is ongoing and updates will be provided as they become available. For more information, please contact Dr. Shahriar Kibriya.


Learning for Local Crime and Violence Prevention

ConDev is partnering with the USAID/Mexico Mission to conduct a multi-year learning activity of municipal crime and violence prevention efforts. 

Objective: The purpose of the learning activity is to support local stakeholders to examine the contribution of multi-sectoral, municipal prevention strategies and local system strengthening efforts for sustainable reductions in crime and violence rates, and use the lessons learned to adapt policies and programming. This learning activity will also provide an understanding of crime and violence trends in Mexico as well as their drivers. 

This project is currently ongoing. For more information, please contact Vivian Bronsoler or Dr. Shahriar Kibriya. 


JPV (Juntos Para la Prevencion de la Violencia) Performance Evaluation

Working with the USAID/Mexico Mission and local stakeholders, ConDev completed a research study of the dynamics of crime and violence in the northern states of Mexico and evaluated the effectiveness of crime mitigation programs in these areas. For more information, please contact Dr. Shahriar Kibriya. 


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