Our work spans
We take a special interest in citizen engagement by under resourced groups and government accountability in challenging contexts.
Accountability & Trust
Research to better understand the relationship between people and governments to improve citizen engagement and government accountability.
Research to demystify the black box of government decision-making and understand the role of technology in bureaucratic work.
Empirical research and work with partners to understand what supports effective citizen engagement that leads to government responsiveness.
Elections & Voting
We investigate the role of voting and elections as it relates to citizen participation, trust in government, social networks, and accountability.
Our work researching and testing novel tools and processes to design innovative governance solutions with government partners.
We seek to understand under what conditions more open government leads to improved responsiveness and accountability for citizens.
We support MIT graduate students conducting original field research and data collection on MIT GOV/LAB topics and themes of interest.