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Changing the market for environmental audits to incentivize accurate reporting in Gujarat, India made auditors more likely to report the truth about industrial plants’ pollution levels. In response, industrial plants polluted less.
Community-based methods of selecting who qualifies for a cash transfer program were less accurate than proxy means tests, but they improved local satisfaction and better matched the poor’s own concept of poverty. See in: Spanish, Indonesian
Choosing local infrastructure projects by direct election, rather than through representatives, had a small effect on the types of projects selected but a large impact on citizen satisfaction in Indonesia.