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Daniel Thomas
Email: daniel.thomas@columbia.edu  Institution / Affiliation : Columbia University  EGAP member: No 
Ryan Kennedy
Email: rkennedy@uh.edu  Institution / Affiliation : University of Houston  EGAP member: No 
Hyeon Seok (Tom) Yu
Email: tom.hs.yu@stanford.edu  Institution / Affiliation : Stanford GSB  EGAP member: No 

Brief 42: Understanding the Failure of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India

This paper uses both a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and ethnography to evaluate the impact of a treatment consisting of three phased interventions at the GP level: 1) a one-week citizen engagement program culminating in the codification of village priorities in a village action plan; 2) meetings with local bureaucrats to secure funding and technical support for projects outlined in this plan; and 3) two years of monitoring and assistance with the implementation of these projects by state representatives known as Resource Persons (RPs).

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Annabelle Wittels
Email: annabelle.wittels.16@ucl.ac.uk  Institution / Affiliation : University College London  EGAP member: No 
Yuri Zhukov
Email: zhukov@umich.edu  Institution / Affiliation : University of Michigan  EGAP member: No 

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