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Daniel Sabet

Former Fellow


    September 2, 2019 — August 22, 2020

    Wilson Center Projects

    Procurement Reform in Honduras and Latin America: Testing Three Different Approaches to Creating Accountability

    Full Biography

    Prior to joining the Woodrow Wilson Center, Sabet was a Technical Director for Social Impact, where he led and oversaw evaluations of USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation interventions related to democracy, rights, and governance. Sabet spent four years as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and he was Founding Director of the Center for Enterprise and Society, a university-based research institution in Bangladesh. He is also author of Police Reform in Mexico (2012, Stanford University Press), Nonprofits and their Networks (2008, Arizona University Press), and Understanding Political Science Research Methods (Routledge, 2013). Throughout his career, his research has focused on corruption, reform, civil society oversight, and institutional change across diverse policy arenas, including procurement, policing, the electricity sector, land use, and citizen security.

    Major Publications

    Police Reform in Mexico: Informal Politics and the Challenge of Institutional Change. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. (Winner of the 2018 Herbert A. Simon Book Award.)


    Nonprofits and their Networks: Cleaning the Waters along Mexico’s Northern Border. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2008. (Winner of the Association of Borderland Studies’ 2011 Silver Book Award.)


    Understanding Political Science Research: The Challenge of Inference. With Maryann Barakso and Brian F. Schaffner. New York: Routledge Press. 2013.