In addition to harming individuals, crime can hinder economic growth, reduce government legitimacy and trust, and increase feelings of fear and insecurity among citizens. There is a narrow base of rigorous evidence on the best ways to prevent, manage, and reduce crime. IPA seeks to help fill this gap by supporting evaluations that explore incentives for participation in criminal activity, the relationship between state legitimacy and crime, and novel strategies to target and mitigate crime, many of which are supported by our Peace & Recovery Program.