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Friday, June 14 • 9:00am - 10:15am
An Innovative Equation for Improved Local Governance: Behavioral sciences + digital tools = new meaningful civic spaces

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More often than not, efforts to improve governance and improve transparency are guided by a supply-side assumption by which institution strengthening leads to increased citizens’ satisfaction. While this model has shown its limits, we are struggling to change the way we think of and approach governance and transparency shortcomings. This discussion will showcase a tangible example of innovation and explore alternative avenues to foster transparent local governance utilizing social and behavioral sciences driven solutions to address both supply and demand-side priorities.

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Eguiar Lizundia

Senior Advisor for Governance and Anti-Corruption, International Republican Institute
Eguiar Lizundia is a Senior Advisor for Governance and Anti-Corruption at the International Republican Institute (IRI). In his role, Eguiar leads IRI’s global efforts to promote open government and fight corruption and kleptocracy. Prior to IRI, Eguiar helped design, implement and... Read More →

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Hassen Gharbi

Assistant Professor, ENSI-University La Manouba
I am an Assistant-Professor in Computer Sciences at ENSI, University of Manouba Tunisia. I was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA in 2014-15 and a Postdoctoral Associate Researcher at Northeastern University, Boston, USA in 2015-16. I am also an elected... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
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