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Ruth Carlitz
Assistant Professor
504-865-5097
Office Hours: F 11-1, 321 Norman Mayer

Biography

My research looks at government responsiveness from the ‘top down’ (how governments distribute public goods) and the ‘bottom up’ (what citizens and non-governmental organizations can do to promote transparency and accountability). I focus primarily on East Africa, inspired by my experience living and working in Tanzania from 2006-2008. In addition to my academic research, I have worked on evaluations commissioned by organizations including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Twaweza, the International Budget Partnership, the Institute of Development Studies, and the UK’s Department for International Development.

Interests

Comparative Politics, African Politics, Foreign Aid and Development Policy, Public Finance and Budgeting