Économie Politique Gouvernance

Le secteur Économie Politique & Gouvernance de J-PAL évalue des politiques visant à améliorer la gestion des affaires publiques et l’offre de services qui s’y rapportent. Parmi les sujets étudiés, on trouve la participation politique, la corruption et les capacités étatiques. 


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What India can learn from Pakistan’s scheme to incentivise its civil servants with better postings

A study by J-PAL affiliates on Pakistan’s civil servants showed that incentivizing officers with a posting of their own choice remarkably improved their performance.

Improving third-party pollution audits in Gujarat

Case Study

Strengthening third-party audits to reduce pollution

Evidence from a randomized evaluation informed the scale-up of a pollution audit policy in Gujarat, India.

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Women’s reservation bill will bridge the gender gap in political decision-making in India

J-PAL South Asia staff Sohini Mookherjee and Arindam Banerjee discuss evidence from J-PAL affiliates which found that women leaders positively impact policy decisions and rise aspirations among...

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Nudging Good Politicians in the Philippines

Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the impact of an all-expense-paid three-day leadership training workshop on incentivizing honest and competent youth to run for a village youth...

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Case Study

Fund flow reform for social program delivery

Central and State governments in India have adopted a financial reform to enhance public service delivery informed by evidence.

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Better Governing Through Science

J-PAL's Government Partnership Initiative helps governments evaluate policies, scale up successful ones, and build an internal culture of evidence-informed decision making.

Candidates participating in a filmed debate for the 2012 parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone.


Voter Education in Sierra Leone

While political debates are often considered an integral part of campaigns, little evidence exists on the impact of debates on voters and candidates. In Sierra Leone, researchers evaluated the effect...

Sector Contacts

Benjamin Olken

Directeur, Co-président, Membre

(617) 253-6833

Rohini Pande


(203) 432-3637

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Adil Ababou

Policy Manager

(617) 324-6364

Eliza Keller

Policy and Communications Manager

(617) 324-5991

David Alzate

Policy Associate

(617) 324-7572