A local government information technology reform, designed to monitor and disperse money to beneficiaries, managed to indirectly reduce corruption
Transferring money from the central government to beneficiaries requires a chain of intermediary government officials. This chain is meant to serve as a check on corruption, however, it is often the source. The Indian state of Bihar experiences endemic levels of corruption. In this video, Clément Imbert, discusses the impact of a reform involving the incorporation of information technology to disperse and monitor government money.
Editor’s Note: This video is part of our anti-corruption series.