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How technology can boost government accountability in the developing world

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As interest grows in the role of tech and big data in facilitating citizen engagement and improving government services, delegates at the eighth annual Evidence 2 Action symposium debated the opportunities — and the limitations.

A slide titled “The last few years in Brazil … ” featured a picture of a frowning Dilma Rousseff, the former president of the country, who was impeached and removed from office, surrounded by five men in handcuffs.

“It’s not like corruption is an anomaly that shows up here and there,” said Thiago Marzagao, a data scientist from the Office of the Comptroller General in Brazil, before detailing an app he and his team have created that demonstrates the probability of a civil servant being corrupt…

Read More: How technology can boost government accountability in the developing world | Devex

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