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Information and collective action in community-based monitoring of schools : Field and lab experimental evidence from Uganda ∗

@inproceedings{Barr2012InformationAC,
  title={Information and collective action in community-based monitoring of schools : Field and lab experimental evidence from Uganda ∗},
  author={Abigail M. Barr and Frederick Mugisha and Pieter Serneels and Andrew Zeitlin},
  year={2012}
}
Community-based monitoring of public services provides a possible solution to accountability problems when state oversight is limited. However, the mechanisms through which such policies can be effective are not well understood. Are community-monitoring interventions successful because they improve information alone, or do they also need to overcome collective action problems in local communities in order to be effective? We investigate this question by implementing a combined field and lab… Expand

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