J-PAL’s Political Economy & Governance sector seeks to improve governance and service delivery in developing countries. Our policy insight below summarizes the general lessons emerging from randomized evaluations on the impact of gender quotas on women’s political representation and service delivery.
—Benjamin Olken (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School), Political Economy & Governance Co-Chairs
Gender quotas for women in local government bodies can improve women’s representation in politics, increase provision of public services, and improve perceptions of women as leaders. Read More
Political Economy & Governance Sector
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