Research in Indonesia shows corruption drives down local public support for key economic reforms.
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A cash program in Tanzania boosted villagers' confidence in local leaders and institutions.
Distributing ID cards with basic eligibility information increased participation in Indonesia's Raskin (Rice for the Poor) program—leading the government to expand their use to other forms of social assistance.
An IFPRI workshop examines ways in which (and sometimes whether) provisioning information to the public can result in more responsive governments.
Two papers show how political circumstances and institutional prerogatives limit public spending.