Co-financing community-driven development through informal taxation: Experimental evidence from South-Central Somalia

Co-financing community-driven development through informal taxation: Experimental evidence from South-Central Somalia

This paper describes research where we partner with two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – one international and one Somali – and undertake a randomised control trial of a CDD matching grant programme designed to incentivise informal contributions for local public goods in Gedo region in south-central Somalia. We rely on household survey data collected from 1,297 respondents in 31 treatment and 31 control communities, as well as surveys of village leaders and data on informal contributions from the mobile money platform used by community leaders to collect revenue.

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