Evidence to practice: Context-based data collection


Published 03.06.18

Robin Burgess, director of the IGC, talks about the importance of careful data collection and the structure of civil service.*

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Effective policy design and implementation is dependent on bureaucrats. However, it is very difficult to collect accurate information on civil service performance. Robin Burgess talks about his experience gathering information on perceived corruption of main civil servants in India, and how the structure of the system lends itself to such an analysis.
*Editor’s Note: This is part of our series on how practitioners use economic evidence.