Transparency & Accountability

When those in power fail to act in the interest of citizens, that can slow growth and put the poor and marginalized at greater disadvantage. Can open data and innovative monitoring techniques create incentives to improve service delivery and provide good governance?

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When those in power fail to act in the interest of citizens, that can slow growth and put the poor and marginalized at greater disadvantage. Can open data and innovative monitoring techniques create incentives to improve service delivery and provide good governance?

Highlights

News, events, and insights from our policy-research engagements on using open data and innovative monitoring to improve service delivery for citizens.

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New research from EPoD studies dishonesty and the pull toward government jobs in India. 

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Over time, economic growth reduces both the incentives for government officials to extract bribes and firms’ willingness to pay them.

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An approach implemented in Jakarta showed promise until the government, failing to examine evidence, suspended it.

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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Providing a poor rural woman with her own bank account and training her in its use impacts more than just her balance.

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