Harvard Awarded $8.1 Million for Transparency Research on Health and Other Social Sector Outcomes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Harvard University researchers have been awarded $8.1 million for a five-year project to research the impact of community transparency and accountability initiatives on health and other social sector outcomes, beginning in Indonesia and Tanzania.

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced that it received the grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom.

According to a press release, the research will involve several “firsts.”

“This research marks the first time local civil society organizations (CSOs) in multiple countries will work together to design a new accountability intervention that builds upon their deep knowledge of the local communities to be studied,” the press release says.

Source: Freedom Info (link opens in a new window)

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