Bridging the Information Gap between Citizens and Local Governments: Evidence from a Civic Participation Strengthening Program in Rwanda
Millennium Challenge Corporation
- Evaluates a civic participation strengthening program using a randomized controlled trial.
- The program provided support to both local governments and civil society organizations to bridge information gap.
- We find small negative impacts on citizens’ perceived access to government information and influence on governance.
- The program also had a small negative impact on citizens’ satisfaction with public services.
- Qualitative data suggests that program succeeded in encouraging citizens to question local government policies more openly.
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