Department of Economics
Postdoctoral Fellow at the King Center on Global Development (2021-23).
King Center Supported Research
Enhancing Zambia's Constituency Development Fund
Candidate Entry Into Local Government
Constituency Development Funds (CDFs) aim to improve the supply of local public goods---but can be undermined by electoral concerns, poor targeting, and capture. In the context of Zambia‚Äôs much-expanded CDF, we seek funding for a ward-level survey to understand (1) the capacity of local-level institutions responsible for soliciting and aggregating citizens‚Äô demands for CDF investments; (2) experiences interacting with higher-level CDF decision-makers; (3) knowledge of government policy; (4) citizens‚Äô assessments of local development priorities. The survey will be used to inform the design of interventions to be subsequently evaluated in a larger-scale field experiment.