Updated Apr 23, 2019

Pre-Election Voter Information Campaigns to Improve Governance & Public Service Delivery

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To evaluate how voter mobilization campaigns can empower voters, create accountability mechanisms for politicians and improve services delivery.
How does your innovation work?
The work both scales up and furthers previous studies by Banerjee, Pande, and others, which found that information, when publicly available, is highly valued and utilized, with a significant effect on voter behavior...
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To evaluate how voter mobilization campaigns can empower voters, create accountability mechanisms for politicians and improve services delivery.
How does your innovation work?
The work both scales up and furthers previous studies by Banerjee, Pande, and others, which found that information, when publicly available, is highly valued and utilized, with a significant effect on voter behavior. The new study takes the next step of also evaluating changes in politician behavior, service delivery and the wellbeing of constituents.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

With support from DIV, Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) and Rohini Pande (Harvard), with the Institute for Financial Management and Research in Chennai, will use a randomized control trial to evaluate how three novel types of voter mobilization campaigns can empower voters, create accountability mechanisms for politicians and improve services delivery.
Registered in Indiain India

Focus Areas:

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Good Governance

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Good GovernanceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India

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Country Implemented In
$200,000
Funds Raised to Date
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Planned Goals and Milestones

The study will provide some of the first evidence on how Freedom of Information Acts can aid citizen movements to hold politicians accountable.

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New Country Implemented In
India