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What can experiments tell us about how to improve governance?

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  • Gisselquist, Rachel M.
  • Nino-Zarazua, Miguel

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In recent years, randomized controlled trials have become increasingly popular in the social sciences. In development economics in particular, their use has attracted considerable debate in relation to the identification of .what works. in development pol

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2013/077.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Keywords: randomised control trials; governance; development;

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