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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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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