Public Disclosure and efficiency, Dominican Republic
Last registered on January 17, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Public Disclosure and efficiency, Dominican Republic
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005174
Initial registration date
January 15, 2020
Last updated
January 17, 2020 11:14 AM EST
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Universidad de San Andres
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Inter-American Development Bank
PI Affiliation
Universidad de San Andres
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2019-11-01
End date
2020-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We study the effect of increasing grassroots monitoring on the evolution of public investment projects. Specifically, we study the impact of the launching of the website MapaInversiones in Dominican Republic on the percentage of budget used and on the physical progress of public investment projects. Mapainversiones is an online platform where government agencies are required to upload information about the public investment projects they are conducting.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Rossi, Martin, Antonia Vazquez and Juan Cruz Vieyra. 2020. "Public Disclosure and efficiency, Dominican Republic." AEA RCT Registry. January 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5174-1.0.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-12-10
Intervention End Date
2020-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Budget used and Physical progress
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Citizens' participation
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
On November 2019, we randomly select 436 projects out of 668 that should be uploaded to the website MapaInversiones on December 2019. The randomization was performed using the Stata random number generator after stratification by size of the agency in charge of the project and the size of the projects. There are six sizes of agencies and three size of projects. A total of 436 projects were assigned to upload all its information to the platform and 232 projects were assigned to the control group (the information of them will be uploaded a year after the treatment).
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
The randomization was performed using the Stata random number generator after stratification by size of the agency and size of the project. There are six sizes of agencies and three size of projects.
Randomization Unit
The randomization unit is at the project level
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
There is no clusters
Sample size: planned number of observations
There are 668 proyects
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
There are 436 projects assigned to treatment group and 232 projects assigned to control group
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