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Democracy, Governance, and Randomized Development Assistance

This article was published in the journal The ANNALS of American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Can field experiments be productively employed to study the impact of development assistance on democracy and governance (DG) outcomes? A small but growing number of practitioners and scholars, often working in partnership, are inventing a new research domain at the intersection of evaluation and political science. This article reviews recent and ongoing DG field experiments, and it offers lessons about the prospects and obstacles to the future development of a useful body of experimental evidence on the political economy of development.

Uploaded on: Nov 24, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2010

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Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health Tool Type: Journal Articles & Books Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency, Promoting Citizens' Participation in Governance Languages: English Regions: > Global Nature of Impact: Acquisition of Remedy / Entitlement / Information, Change in institutional / government practice Institutions Engaged: NGOs, Service Delivery Agencies Evaluation Method: Project Document Review, Randomized Control Trials, Secondary Data Analysis