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At CEGA, we believe that evidence should be used to make decisions about how development funding is spent.

Through competitive grant-making, we fund actionable research that can be used by policymakers to inspire equitable growth. We believe that grant competitions generate the highest-quality research; attract new talent and mobilize networks; and foster stewardship, transparency, and fairness. Browse all CEGA-funded research projects—spanning diverse topical areas and over 40 countries—by applying the filters or clicking on the tiles below.

Data Science for Development

Quantifying the benefits of better targeting employment programs for Syrian refugees


Simon Quinn | Jordan
Data Science for Development

Combining satellite imagery and machine learning to target social protection in Pakistan


Sean Fox | Pakistan
Data Science for Development

A new index of poverty to target government cash transfers in Ghana


Ethan Ligon | Ghana
Agriculture

Monsoon Forecasts, Insurance, and Agricultural Outcomes in India


Fiona Burlig | India
AgricultureHealth & Psychology

Impact of COVID-19 on Pastoralists in Northern Kenya


Elizabeth Lyons | Kenya
Agriculture

Price Fluctuations of Staple Crops in Zambia


Hope Michelson | Zambia
Agriculture

Building Footbridges to Improve Market Access in Rwanda


Kevin Donovan | Rwanda
Financial Inclusion

Trust and Mobile Savings


Eyoual Demeke | Ethiopia
Global NetworksFinancial InclusionHealth & Psychology

Do Financial Incentives change beliefs? A field experiment in Uganda


John Bosco Asiimwe | Uganda
Global NetworksAgriculture

Missing Markets in Burundi


Michel Ndayikeza | Burundi
Global NetworksAgriculture

Understanding Gender-Specific Constraints to Agricultural Technology: Evidence from Cassava Farming in Kenya


Muthoni Ng’ang’a | Kenya
Global NetworksWork & Education

A piece of paper? The benefits of a secondary school certificate in Tanzania


Christina Fille | Tanzania
Global NetworksHealth & Psychology

Supportive Supervision and Behavior Change Communication in Uganda


Ronald Mulebeke | Uganda
Data Science for Development

Using AI and digital data to target cash transfers in Togo


Joshua Blumenstock | Togo
Global NetworksWork & Education

The Effect of Malaria on Test Scores in Rwanda


Aimable Nsabimana | Rwanda
Global NetworksHealth & Psychology

Measuring Changes in Infant Birthweight due to Performance-based and Unconditional Financial Incentives


Benjamin Chibuye | Zambia
Global NetworksInstitutions & Governance

"Peace Paradox" and pandemic: A natural experiment of COVID-19 effects on African Jihadist groups


Larissa Nawo |
Global NetworksInstitutions & GovernanceTechnology

Internet Crime in Ekiti State, Nigeria


Temitope Edward Akinyemi and Mike Omilusi | Nigeria
Global NetworksInstitutions & Governance

Government Expenditures and the Longevity of African Leaders


Michel Armel Ndayikeza |
Global NetworksInstitutions & Governance

Political Partisanship and Cooperation during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Benin


Rodrigue Kossi Sossou | Benin
Global NetworksInstitutions & Governance

Extreme Speech During Online Political Communication in Kenya


Jay Muia Mutinda | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Mask Up! Testing strategies to increase mask use in Uganda


Aleksandra Jakubowski | Uganda
Health & PsychologyTechnologyWork & Education

Can Biometric Tracking of Attendance Reduce Health Worker Absenteeism?


Aleksandra Jakubowski | Uganda
Technology

Village Base Station (VBTS)


Kurtis Heimerl | Indonesia
CEGA

Traditional Chiefs, Climate Volatility, and Violence: Evidence from North-Central Nigeria


Catlan Reardon |
Health & Psychology

Seasonal hunger in Zambia: Smoothing consumption through better planning


Supreet Kaur | Zambia
Work & Education

The Syrian Refugee Life Study


Samuel Leone | Jordan
Institutions & Governance

Bribery in Tunisia


Samuel Leone | Tunisia
Health & Psychology

The Effect of Cash Transfers on Intimate Partner Violence


Rebecca Hemono | Tanzania
Institutions & Governance

Mission-driven motivation and incentives in public sector


Muhammad Yasir Khan | Pakistan
Energy & Environment

Are credit constraints limiting demand for electricity? Evidence from Rwanda


Megan Lang | Rwanda
Health & Psychology

Empowering Women to Save for their Preferred Delivery


Calvin Chiu | Zambia
Health & Psychology

Cognitive Load and Naivete


David Zuckerman | United States of America
Health & Psychology

When and How Do Toddlers in Rural Western Kenya Understand the Representational Nature of Pictures?


Rebecca Zhu | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Projection bias in the uptake of agricultural technologies


Luisa Cefala | India
Health & Psychology

Causal determinants of educational aspirations in a social network of students


Julius Rueschenpohler | Indonesia
Health & Psychology

Depressive beliefs and misperceived social norms in Kenya


Nick Otis | Kenya
Health & Psychology

The Burden of Holding Debt


Alejandro Martinez Marquina | United States of America
Health & Psychology

How does scarcity guide our attention?


Antonia Langenhoff | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Does Financial Scarcity Cause Parents to Speak Less to their Children?


Ruthe Foushee | India
Health & Psychology

The Role of Uncertainty in Commitment Device Take-Up


Alejandro Favela Nava | India
Health & Psychology

Brain development in the context of poverty: Factors predicting cognitive resilience


Monica Ellwood-Lowe | United States of America
Health & Psychology

As Expected, There Are Unexpected Costs


Sandy Campbell | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Poverty, Salience and Inter-temporal Decisions


Saika Belal | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Contextualizing Emotions: An Intervention to Increase Political Participation in Impoverished Populations


Melissa Baker | United States of America
Agriculture

Land Redistribution and Agricultural Transformation in Namibia


Dylan Groves | Namibia
Agriculture

Cassava as a Savings Mechanism in Uganda


Jedediah Silver | Uganda
Agriculture

Distribution of Benefits of Machine Ownership Schemes in Uganda


Matthew Suandi | Uganda
Agriculture

The Impact of Linking Farmers’ Cooperatives with a Maize Processor in Rwanda


Jonathan Robinson | Rwanda
Agriculture

The Impact of Information on Counterfeit Markets in Kenya


Eric Hsu | Kenya
Agriculture

How Contracts, Price Premiums, and Monitoring Drive Aflasafe Adoption in Senegal


Laura Schechter | Senegal
Agriculture

The Effect of Information on Bargaining, Corruption and Trade in Kenya and Uganda


Eleanor Wiseman | Kenya
Transparency

Open Policy Analysis of a Progressive Wealth Tax


Emmanuel Saez |
Data Science for DevelopmentFinancial InclusionTechnology

Impact Credit Scoring for Women’s Empowerment


Joshua Blumenstock | Nigeria
Financial Inclusion

The Impacts of Liquidity Loans to Mobile Money Agents on Women Agents’ Empowerment, and Their Business and Transaction Behavior


Russell Toth | Myanmar
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Understanding the Barriers to Agricultural Credit for Women Farmers


Berber Kramer | India
Global NetworksFinancial Inclusion

The Effect of Labeling and Modern Depositing Mechanisms on Savings Behavior: A Pilot Study from Ethiopia


Jonathan Robinson | Ethiopia
AgricultureTechnology

The Impact of Formal Mechanization Access on Agricultural Productivity and Informal Rental Markets


Namrata Kala | India
AgricultureEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Practices Through Rental Markets


Seema Jayachandran | India
Agriculture

Quality-graded wheat value chain development and agricultural transformation in Ethiopia


Elisabeth Sadoulet | Ethiopia

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