Governance Initiative (GI) Projects

2019

Crunch Time: How Bureaucrats' Term of Office Affects Coercive & Collusive Bribes

Researchers:
  • Samuel Leone
Location:
Tunisia
Type:
  • Pilot project

Making Government Purchases More Transparent and Effective

Researchers:
Location:
Mexico
Type:
  • Pilot project

Improving Labor Courts: Fighting Corruption with Competition

Researchers:
Location:
Mexico
Type:
  • Full project

Can Media Empower Women? Experimental Evidence on Training Journalists in Iraq

Researchers:
  • Fotini Christia
  • Horacio Larregui
Location:
Iraq
Type:
  • Pilot project

Spotlight: A Field Experiment on Media Coverage and Local Governance

Researchers:
Location:
Tanzania
Type:
  • Pilot project

Technology and Citizen Engagement in Local Tax Collection: Evidence from Ghana

Researchers:
Location:
Ghana
Type:
  • Pilot project

Direct and Indirect Effects of Tax Enforcement: Experimental Evidence from the D.R.C.

Researchers:
  • Augustin Bergeron
  • Nathan Nunn
Location:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Type:
  • Full project

Building Social Capital to Promote Political Engagement in Heterogeneous Communities

Researchers:
  • Ingar Haaland
  • Martin Kanz
  • Aakaash Rao
  • Christopher Roth
  • Anisha Sharma
Location:
India
Type:
  • Pilot project

The Selection and Making of Civil Servants: Evidence from China’s College Graduate Civil Services Program

Researchers:
  • David Y. Yang
  • Shaoda Wang
Location:
China
Type:
  • Pilot project

Attacking Tax Evasion in Production Networks: Theory and Evidence from Paraguay

Researchers:
  • Michael Best
  • Gaston Pierri
  • Evan Sadler
Location:
Paraguay
Type:
  • Pilot project

2018

Performance Base Incentives in Multi-Layered Organizations: Evidence from Sierra Leonean Community Health Workers

Researchers:
  • Erika Deserranno
  • Philipp Kastrau
  • Gianmarco Leon
Location:
Sierra Leone
Type:
  • Full project

Representation through Information: Bringing Politician Actions Closer to Citizen Preferences

Researchers:
  • Asad Liaqat
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Full project

Social Spillovers and the Gender Gap in Political Participation in Pakistan

Researchers:
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Full project

Building State Capacity and National Unity with Market Design: The Problem of Volunteer Assignment in Kenya's G-United Program

Researchers:
Location:
Kenya
Type:
  • Pilot project

Improving State Response to Public Grievances

Researchers:
Location:
India
Type:
  • Pilot project

Performance Scorecards and Government Service Delivery

Researchers:
  • Martin Mattsson
Location:
Bangladesh
Type:
  • Full project

Peer Effects and Conformity in Bureaucratic Inefficiency

Researchers:
Location:
Kenya
Type:
  • Pilot project

Greener on the Other Side? Tax Collection and Horizontal Inequity

Researchers:
  • Michael Best
  • François Gerard
  • Evan Kresch
  • Joana Naritomi
  • Laura Zoratto
Location:
Brazil
Type:
  • Full project

Career Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from the Sierra Leonean CHW Program

Researchers:
  • Erika Deserranno
  • Gianmarco Leon
  • Phillip Kastrau
Location:
Sierra Leone
Type:
  • Full project

2017

Evaluating the Effect of Broadcasting Legislative Debates: Evidence from Liberia

Researchers:
  • Horacio Larreguy
  • Jeremy Bowles
Location:
Liberia
Type:
  • Full project

Donating Time for Democracy: Encouraging Prosocial Behavior through Civic Education, Commitment Devices, and Group Communication

Researchers:
Location:
Mexico
Type:
  • Full project

The Elasticity of Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Low-Capacity State

Researchers:
Location:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Type:
  • Full project

When Castes Collide: Does Competition Mediate Contact?

Researchers:
  • Matt Lowe
Location:
India

Designing Performance Indicators for Career Incentives

Researchers:
Location:
China
Type:
  • Full project

Teacher Rotation and Student Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Researchers:
  • Ernesto Dal Bo
  • Kizito Omala
  • David Schonholzer
  • Isabelle Cohen
Location:
Uganda
Type:
  • Full project

Institutional Reform and De Facto Women's Rights in Punjab, Pakistan

Researchers:
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Pilot project

Demand-Driven Enforcement of Labor Law in Bangladesh

Researchers:
  • Laura Boudreau
Location:
Bangladesh
Type:
  • Full project

Community Engagement and Lottery Efficiency: Learning from Nepal

Researchers:
  • Abraham Holland
Location:
Nepal
Type:
  • Pilot project

Digitalization of Local Tax Collection in Urban Cote d'Ivoire

Researchers:
Location:
Cote d'Ivoire
Type:
  • Pilot project

2016

E-Governance, Land Administration, and Public Service Delivery in Bangladesh

Researchers:
Location:
Bangladesh
Type:
  • Pilot project

Testing Legislator Responsiveness to Citizens and Firms in the Vietnamese National Assembly: A Field Experiment

Researchers:
  • Edmund Malesky
  • Anh Le
  • Jason Todd
Location:
Vietnam
Type:
  • Full project

Government Mobile Salary Payments in Afghanistan

Researchers:
Location:
Afghanistan
Type:
  • Full project

Can Smart Technology Systems Improve Direct Benefit Transfer Performance and Increase Participation? Evidence from MGNREGA in India

Researchers:
  • Charity Troyer-Moore
  • Eric Dodge
  • Yusuf Neggers
Location:
India
Type:
  • Full project

Citizen Demand for Corruption: Evidence from Roadway Tolls in the D.R. Congo

Researchers:
  • Otis Reid
  • Jonathan Weigel
Location:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Type:
  • Full project

Agricultural Electricty Subsidy Reform and Power Leakage in Rajasthan

Researchers:
Location:
India
Type:
  • Pilot project

Participatory Development and Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from Bangaldesh

Researchers:
Location:
Bangladesh
Type:
  • Full project

Two Approaches to Community Development

Researchers:
Location:
Sierra Leone
Type:
  • Full project

Political Capital and Performance of Politicians

Researchers:
  • Yasir Khan
  • Saad Gulzar
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Full project

Age, Organization, and Accountability: Evidence from the DRC

Researchers:
  • Nathan Nunn
  • James Robinson
  • Sara Lowes
  • Eduardo Montero
Location:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Type:
  • Full project

2015

Improving Public Procurement: Field Experiments in Chile

Researchers:
Location:
Chile
Type:
  • Full project

Ruling (by) the Airwaves: The Effect of Radio Programming on Attitudes toward Government in South Sudan

Researchers:
  • Nina McMurry
  • Chad Hazlett
Location:
South Sudan
Type:
  • Full project

Career Concerns and Pro-Sociality in Political Selection: Evidence from Village Elections in Pakistan

Researchers:
  • Saad Gulzar
  • Yasir Khan
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Full project

Texting Bad Politicians Out of Office

Researchers:
  • Siddharth George
  • Yusuf Neggers
  • Sarika Ringwala
Location:
India
Type:
  • Pilot project

Fixing Broken Windows: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Buenos Aires

Researchers:
  • Laura Trucco
Location:
Argentina
Type:
  • Full project

Citizen Empowerment and Social Pensions in Delhi

Researchers:
  • Sarika Ringwala
Location:
India
Type:
  • Full project

Lighting Up Bihar: Electrification to Sustain Economic Growth

Researchers:
Location:
India
Type:
  • Full project

Information Provision and Participatory Budgeting: Mohalla Sabhas in Delhi

Researchers:
Location:
India
Type:
  • Pilot project

When Do Media Stations Support Electoral Accountability?

Researchers:
  • Horacio Larreguy
  • John Marshall
  • Christopher Lucas
Location:
Mexico
Type:
  • Full project

A Market-Equilibrium Approach to Vote-Buying

Researchers:
Location:
Uganda
Type:
  • Full project

Can Devolving the Police Increase the State's Capacity to Provide Legal Protection?

Researchers:
  • Jasper Cooper
Location:
Papua New Guinea
Type:
  • Full project

(De)centralized Pricing for Public Services: Evidence from Tanzania

Researchers:
  • Florian Blum
Location:
Tanzania
Type:
  • Full project

Disconnected and Uninformed: Dissecting and Dismantling India's Gender Gap in Political Participation

Researchers:
  • Soledad Prillaman
Location:
India
Type:
  • Full project

When Do Media Stations Support Electoral Accountability? A Field Experiment in Mexico

Researchers:
  • Horacio Larreguy
  • John Marshall
Location:
Mexico
Type:
  • Full project
  • Pilot project

2014

Vote-buying and anti-reciprocity: A pilot study in Bangladesh

Researchers:
Location:
Bangladesh
Type:
  • Pilot project

Nudging Good Politicians

Researchers:
  • Nico Ravanilla
Location:
Philippines
Type:
  • Pilot project

Election Officer Identity and Voter Behavior

Researchers:
  • Yusuf Neggers
Location:
India
Type:
  • Pilot project

Improving Public Procurement: Field Experiments In Chile

Researchers:
Location:
Chile
Type:
  • Full project
  • Pilot project

What messages encourage young South Africans to register to vote?

Researchers:
  • Adam Berinsky
  • Daniel de Kadt
  • Kate Orkin
  • Dan Posner
Location:
South Africa
Type:
  • Pilot project

Motivating Bureaucrats: Autonomy vs. Performance Pay for Public Procurement in Pakistan

Researchers:
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Full project

Diminishing the Effect of Vote-Buying on Electoral Outcomes in India

Researchers:
Location:
India
Type:
  • Full project

Participation and Regulatory Compliance in Vietnam

Researchers:
  • Edmund Malesky
  • Markus Taussig
Location:
Vietnam
Type:
  • Full project

Engendering Compliance: Evaluating and Improving a Randomized Tax Holiday Policy

Researchers:
  • Thad Dunning
  • Felipe Monestier
  • Rafael Pineiro
  • Fernando Rosenblatt
  • Guadalupe Tuñón
Location:
Uruguay
Type:
  • Full project

2013

Reconciliation, Development, and Institutional Change

Researchers:
Location:
Sierra Leone
Type:
  • Full project

2012

Changing Beliefs, Changing Bribes

Researchers:
Location:
India
Type:
  • Full project
  • Pilot project

Understanding Ethnic cooperation: Evidence from Experiments in Kenya

Researchers:
  • Kjetil Bjorvatn
  • Simon Galle
  • Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge
  • Daniel Posner
  • Bertil Tungodden
  • Kelly Zhang
Location:
Kenya
Type:
  • Pilot project

Trust in State Authority and Non-State Actors

Researchers:
Location:
Pakistan
Type:
  • Full project
  • Pilot project

Governance for the Management of Local Public Goods

Researchers:
Location:
Kenya
Type:
  • Full project

2011

Rajasthan Police Drunken Driving

Location:
Rajasthan, India
Type:
  • Full project

Enforcing Anti-Corruption Laws on Traffic Law Violators

Researchers:
Location:
Hyderabad, India
Type:
  • Pilot project

The Social Network of Firms: Can Social Incentives and Taxpayer Recognition Improve Tax Compliance?

Researchers:
Location:
Bangladesh
Type:
  • Full project

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