Blockchain Enhancing Political Accountability? Sierra Leone 2018 Case

7 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2018

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI)

Date Written: March 16, 2018


This discussion paper considers the possibilities for bolstering political accountability using blockchain systems, and uses the 2018 Sierra Leonean elections to illustrate the case for enhanced transparency and accountability through the installment of blockchain-based technologies. The findings of the paper suggest that similar blockchain architectures can be deployed in other countries for the purposes of bolstering accountability and transparency in the political realm.

Keywords: blockchain, accountability, cryptocurrency, elections, parliament, bitcoin, democracy

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Blockchain Enhancing Political Accountability? Sierra Leone 2018 Case (March 16, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

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