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The impact of reservation in the panchayati raj: Evidence from a nationwide randomized experiment

@article{Chattopadhyay2003TheIO,
  title={The impact of reservation in the panchayati raj: Evidence from a nationwide randomized experiment},
  author={Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Esther Duflo},
  journal={Framed Field Experiments},
  year={2003},
  pages={1-22}
}
The 73rd Amendment paved the way for a fundamental change in the way public goods are delivered in rural areas in India. Through the structure of the Panchayati Raj, local councils directly elected by the people are responsible for making decisions on an array of public good decisions. Twice a year, the councils must also convene village meetings (Gram Sabhas), where the villagers must approve their plan and their budget. Eventually, the Gram Panchayats are supposed to be given control over an… 

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