Governance & Citizen Engagement

A majority of the world's poor live in democracies. How can citizens be empowered to voice their preferences, and how can the state be empowered to meet those needs?

A majority of the world's poor live in democracies. How can citizens be empowered to voice their preferences, and how can the state be empowered to meet those needs?

Highlights

News, events, and insights from our policy-research engagements on governance and citizen engagement around the world.

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EPoD Faculty Co-director Rohini Pande spoke about her research on poverty, state capacity, and state accountability.

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The MGNREGS program can be a model to improve government fund flow in other sectors.

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Organised qurbani meat donations can put a dent in malnourishment. 

Projects

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Can linking tax collection to social services increase public revenue in Pakistan?

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How do beliefs about state efficacy impact citizen engagement with non-state actors?

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How do incentives impact property tax officials and citizen tax compliance?

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Under a new constitution, Nepal has recently elected representatives to 753 local governments.

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How can data captured by government programs be put to use to help vulnerable citizens?

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When citizens are informed, how do electoral and policy outcomes change?