Project Researchers: Abou Bakar Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi, Kevin Grieco & Julian Michel

There is a large section of literature arguing that expanded trust can drive greater tax compliance, but most studies focus on messaging and outreach interventions. By contrast, this project works with the Freetown City Council to implement a full-blown programme of participatory budgeting for a share of property tax revenues, and then tracks the impact of participation on attitudes and tax compliance.