research product . 2014

Assessing the Political Impacts of a Conditional Cash Transfer: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment in Indonesia.

Julia E. Tobias; Julia E. Tobias; Sudarno Sumarto; Sudarno Sumarto; Habib Moody; Habib Moody;
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  • Published: 03 Feb 2014
Abstract
Several developing nations, including Indonesia, have experimented with conditional cash transfers (ccts) to poor households during recent years. since 2007, Indonesia has been carrying out a randomized cct pilot program (pnpm generasi) in 1,625 villages where funds are disbursed to communities rather than households, and local councils allocate the funds to public projects following community input. in this paper, we explore political outcomes associated with the program, including electoral rewards for incumbents, and political participation. by comparing regions receiving the program with a control group, we estimate the cct's effects on political behavior in...
Subjects
free text keywords: H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents, H42 - Publicly Provided Private Goods, I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty, Indonesia
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