skill vs voice

Skill versus voice in local development


Published 01.11.23

Can delegation to technocrats or inclusive decision making improve local development outcomes in Sierra Leone?

Read "Skill Versus Voice in Local Development" by Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster, Edward Miguel, Maarten Voors here.

When the state is weak, autocratic traditional chiefs control the provision of public goods. If they don’t have the technical skills that these tasks need, can delegation to technocrats or inclusive decision-making improve outcomes? Katherine Casey tells Tim Phillips about the results of an experiment in Sierra Leone.