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Voice and Punishment : A Global Survey Experiment on Tax Morale (English)

An online survey experiment spanning 50 countries finds sizable improvements in tax morale when (a) the salience of anti-corruption efforts is increased and (b) citizens are allowed to voice their expenditure preferences to the government. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8855 MAY 15, 2019

Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Hemker,Johannes Zacharias; Tsai,Lily Lee Disclosed

Improving efficiency in public procurement in Georgia (English)

The document provides a brief overview of the size and composition of public procurement. It then examines performance in relation to two key outcome variables – the success rate of competitive tenders, and the level of competition in open procedures. ... See More +

Working Paper 127981 JUN 01, 2018

Turkewitz,Joel A.; Nozadze,Sandro; Davenport,Stephen R.; Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias; Mellon,Andrew Jonathan; Brough,Mark Christopher; La Cascia,Joseph Huntington; Agar,Mediha Disclosed

Civic tech in the global south : assessing technology for the public good (English)

This book is comprised of one study and three field evaluations of civic tech initiatives in developing countries. The study reviews evidence on the use of twenty-three information and communication technology (ICT) platforms designed to amplify citizen voices to improve service delivery. ... See More +

Publication 119037 AUG 21, 2017

Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Sifry, Micah L.; Mellon,Andrew Jonathan; Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias Disclosed

The effect of government responsiveness on future political participation (English)

What effect does government responsiveness have on political participation? Since the 1940s political scientists have used attitudinal measures of perceived efficacy to explain participation. ... See More +

Working Paper 99519 FEB 26, 2015

Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias; Mellon,Andrew Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro Disclosed

Effects of the internet on participation : study of a public policy referendum in Brazil (English)

Does online voting mobilize citizens who otherwise would not participate? During the annual participatory budgeting vote in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil -- the world's largest -- Internet voters were asked whether they would have participated had there not been an online voting option (i-voting). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7204 FEB 26, 2015

Spada,Paolo; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias Disclosed