USA – Indiana
Researchers associated with the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University developed the IFRI research strategy in the early 1990s. IFRI is now a joint endeavor of the Workshop and the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC).
The Bloomington CRC offers a nine-week course in IFRI methods every other year during September and October. Trainees conduct fieldwork in one of five IFRI sites in southern Indiana. The Indiana sites are revisited every five years. In addition, CIPEC combines IFRI methods with GIS and, in some cases, household studies in several Central and South American countries with the SANREM project.