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June 19, 2013

Is Information Power? Using Mobile Phones and Free Newspapers during an Election in Mozambique - Working Paper 328

Jenny Aker and co-authors present the results of a field experiment implemented in Mozambique based on three interventions providing information to voters and calling for their participation in the elections: an SMS civic education campaign centered on the elections, an SMS hotline to which citizens were able to report electoral misconduct, and the distribution of a free newspaper door-to-door focusing on voter education.

Jenny Aker , Paul Collier and Pedro C. Vicente