SITE will host a research seminar “Professional Identity, Bribery and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field Experiment in Burundi” with Jean-Benoit Falisse, University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Jean-Benoit Falisse is a Lecturer in African Development at the Centre of African Studies, the University of Edinburgh. His previous background is in development economics (MA, Sciences Po), history (MA, Louvain), politics (undergraduate, St Louis – Brussels), and philosophy (undergraduate, Louvain). Prior to his PhD, he was working for the United Nations and international NGOs in the African Great Lakes region. He wrote his doctoral dissertation at the Oxford Department of International Development.
His main research interests are in the provision of basic social services (health-care, education, justice) in so-called ‘fragile’ contexts and refugee livelihoods. In the last few years, his work has been on the community governance of primary health care centres in Burundi and South Kivu in the DR Congo. He is now augmenting this research agenda with projects on the livelihood of the Burundian refugees in Tanzania, access to justice in Burundi, the ‘indigent’ label in the Congolese health system, and social accountability in education in Eastern DR Congo. He uses a mixed-methods approach that includes interviews, survey data, and experimental evidence.
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