Bridging the Gap
between Citizens and the Government

The MIT GOV/LAB is a group of political scientists focusing on innovation in citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

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Our work spans
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About GOV/LAB

We collaborate with civil society, funders, and governments on research that builds and tests theories about how innovative programs and interventions affect political behavior and make governments more accountable to citizens.

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Taking the Mystery out of Access to Information in Kenya

MIT GOV/LAB and Twaweza sent "mystery shoppers" to 45 of 47 counties across Kenya to request public information from local government offices.

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