L'Institut de Recherche Empirique en Economie Politique (IREEP)
Grant Title: Can “Bureaucratic” Control of Local Politicians Reduce Corruption and Capture?
Grant Period: September 2014 – August 2015
PIs: Leonard Wantchekon
IREEP will support a local government monitoring mechanism in Benin that provides Ministry of Decentralization local staff a means through which to encourage public oversight of local government corruption. IREEP will study whether and how this mechanism reduces political corruption or affects citizen attitudes about corruption and perceptions of government performance.