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Increasing Female Political Participation in Pakistan
Last registered on July 27, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Increasing Female Political Participation in Pakistan
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003175
Initial registration date
July 25, 2018
Last updated
July 27, 2018 1:18 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
UC Berkeley
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Heidelberg University
PI Affiliation
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2018-07-09
End date
2019-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Promoting female empowerment through increased political participation remains a core policy challenge throughout the developing world. In this work, we explore if information about women-centric work of incumbent politician can increase women participation in politics. Past work has shown that political participation can serve to improve female specific public policy and service delivery in countries such as India and Brazil. However, there is a dearth of evidence on whether women voters reward such decisions through increased political participation? If so, are these decisions independent of their male counterparts in the family or household? Our study will directly shed light on these questions by presenting evidence around the effect of information about women-centric policies on increased female political participation and subsequent electoral outcome.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Chaudhry, Zain, Karrar Hussain and Muhammad Yasir Khan. 2018. " Increasing Female Political Participation in Pakistan." AEA RCT Registry. July 27. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3175-1.0.
Former Citation
Chaudhry, Zain et al. 2018. " Increasing Female Political Participation in Pakistan." AEA RCT Registry. July 27. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3175/history/32215.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2018-07-09
Intervention End Date
2018-07-23
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Women turnout
Male turnout
Difference in turnout
Incumbent voteshare-women
Incumbent vote share-men
Difference in vote share
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Women turnout: Women voters who turned out to vote as a proportion of total registered women voters
Male turnout: Male voters who turned out to vote as a proportion of total registered male voters
Difference in turnout: Difference between male and female turnout
Incumbent vote share-women : Proportion of women voters who voted for the incumbent
Incumbent vote share-men: Proportion of women voters who voted for the incumbent
Difference in vote share: Difference between male and female proportion of votes received by the incumbent
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Opposition women campaign:
Incidents of intimidation of women:
Opposition public meetings:
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Opposition women campaign: coded as 1 if campaign started in response to our intervention, 0 otherwise
Incidents of intimidation of women: Incidents of intimidation of women & Coded as 1 if reported, 0 otherwise
Opposition public meetings: Opposition public meetings & coded as 1 if campaign started in response to our intervention, 0 otherwise
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We conduct a simple randomized control trial with one main treatment and a control group. The treatment will be further subdivided into two treatments. Randomization is being done at the electoral area level and outcomes will be collected at the same level.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done by computer
Randomization Unit
Electoral Area
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
0
Sample size: planned number of observations
139 Electoral areas
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
139 electoral areas
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan

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Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
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