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An enterprising group of Pakistani officials is cracking down on the culture of graft with an innovative program that harnesses technology to identify corruption hot spots in the country's most populous province, Punjab.  The initiative, which leverages the ubiquitous presence of cell phones, relies on the simple concept of asking citizens about their experience.  To read about how smart phones are used to monitor field level service delivery functions in Punjab, please click here.  To read the working paper, “Clientelism and Health Worker Absence:  Evidence from a Field Experiment in Pakistan” which discusses the political economy aspect of such programs, please click here.  To read the full article, please click here. 

What You Say

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    Do you feel stringent laws to prevent corruption and rights (such as access to information) given to common people can lead towards policy paralyses?

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    Do you feel most of the people in India have no taste of good governance and hence it remains a marginal issue for elections in India?

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    Governments in South Asian countries are gradually becoming more afraid of the activities of Civil Society Organizations and thus taking steps to restrain CSOs. Do you feel there would be serious impact on the role played by CSOs in the overall governance and development?


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    Companies in India are evidently absent from a four-year-old United Nations-led global initiative against corruption. Do you agree that private companies are in tune with corruption?


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    In the current scenario, where information is attached with lot of strings, do you feel dissemination of information is crucial for enhancing accountability ?


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    Social networking sites are effective tool for lobbying and bringing pro-poor changes ?


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    Do you feel social accountability tools are cost effective way of enhancing effectivness of development efforts ?


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    Even though the common man suffers corruption at the very low levels of bureaucracy, it is the big players who indulge in high level corruption ?