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Updated Sep 22, 2018

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

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Snapshot

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.

Focus Areas:

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Good Governance

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Good GovernanceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India

IndiaSEE LESS

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Country Implemented In
$200,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding

Innovation Description

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.

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.

Milestones

Feb 2012
Sep 2010
Date Unknown
Launched
Date Unknown
New Country
India