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dc.contributor.authorPlatteau, Jean-Philippe*
dc.contributor.authorSomville, Vincent*
dc.contributor.authorWahhaj, Zaki*
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T08:46:26Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T08:46:26Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/18040
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCommunity-driven developmenten
dc.subjectAid effectivenessen
dc.subjectElite captureen
dc.subjectPreference targetingen
dc.subjectInformation distortionen
dc.subject.ddc305en
dc.titleElite Capture Through Information Distortion: A Theoretical Essayen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenWe investigate donor–beneficiary relationships in participatory development programmes,where (i) communities are heterogeneous and dominated by the local elite, (ii) the elite strategically proposes a project to the donor, knowing that the latter has imperfect knowledge of the needs of the target population. We analyse how changes in the donor's outside option or information about the needs of the target population affect elite capture. Our central, paradoxical result is that a more attractive outside option, or a higher quality of donor's information may end up encouraging the local elite to propose a project that better matches their own preference rather than the preference of the grassroots.Moreover, in the casewhere the noise in the donor's information follows a normal distribution, we find that a better outside option generally decreases elite capture but improved information about the needs of the target population is likely to increase elite capture.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameJournal of Development Economics;0304-3878
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol106en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2014-01
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages250–263en
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1016/j.jdeveco.2013.10.002en
dc.identifier.urlsitehttp://www.nopoor.eu/publication/task-42-elite-capture-through-information-distortion-theoretical-essayen
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherElsevieren
dc.subject.ddclabelStructure de la sociétéen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
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