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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

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

Price Fluctuations of Staple Crops in Zambia

Hope Michelson | Zambia

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

Village Base Station (VBTS)

Kurtis Heimerl | Indonesia

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

Land Redistribution and Agricultural Transformation in Namibia

Dylan Groves | Namibia

Cassava as a Savings Mechanism in Uganda

Jedediah Silver | Uganda

Distribution of Benefits of Machine Ownership Schemes in Uganda

Matthew Suandi | Uganda

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

Jonathan Robinson | Rwanda

The Impact of Information on Counterfeit Markets in Kenya

Eric Hsu | Kenya

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

Laura Schechter | Senegal

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

Eleanor Wiseman | Kenya

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

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

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

Elisabeth Sadoulet | Ethiopia

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