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Event: “Sharing Solutions” – Politician entry, selection and performance
Kate Casey of Stanford University presents research to date from the project on “Politician entry, selection and performance in Sierra Leone.”
How do political parties choose candidates who run in the general elections
Political party have regional geographic strongholds, which makes many general election races relatively uncompetitive. This moves competition to individual contenders within the dominant party, and it is not clear whether political parties are choosing candidate characteristics that voters would value.
This presentation was part of a larger convening workshop for EDI, “Sharing Solutions, Sharing Strategies: A Policy Institute for Innovations in Public Services,” which involved 13 implementing partners of the programme. Participants had an opportunity to hear about all the work being carried out across the consortium, which helped identify important synergies. Researchers also had an opportunity to gain feedback on work-in-progress.