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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 55 countries—by applying the filters or clicking on the tiles below.

Financial Inclusion

A Second Chance at Financial Inclusion: The Impact of Repayment Plans and Incentives on Delinquent Digital Credit Borrowers

Alfredo Burlando | Zambia
Financial Inclusion

Effects of Credit Limit Changes on Digital Airtime Loan Repayment

Alain Shema |
Data Science for DevelopmentFinancial InclusionTechnology

Welfare-centric Credit Scoring in Nigeria

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

Gender Norms and Agricultural Credit in Odisha

Berber Kramer | India
Global NetworksFinancial InclusionTechnologyWork & Education

Discrimination and Access to Capital: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

Shibiru Melesse | Ethiopia
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital Credit and Payments in the Dairy Sector in Uganda

Alfredo Burlando | Uganda
Financial Inclusion

Knowledge, Use, and Repayment of Digital Credit in Malawi

Jonathan Robinson | Malawi
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital Credit for Agriculture

Sarah Janzen | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Manipulation-Proof Credit Scoring Algorithms in Kenya

Joshua Blumenstock | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Slowing Down Digital Credit

Alfredo Burlando | Mexico
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital credit for farmers in Ghana: a randomized field trial

Christopher Udry | Ghana
Financial Inclusion

Adoption of Digital Payments by Small Merchants in India

Ethan Ligon | India
Financial Inclusion

Gender-Differentiated Credit Algorithms using Machine Learning

Sean Higgins | Dominican Republic
Financial Inclusion

Consumer Protection Oversights in the Chinese Digital Credit System

Shazeda Ahmed | China
Financial Inclusion

Impacts of Airtime Loans on Network Usage and Communications Expenditures in Haiti

Travis J. Lybbert | Haiti
Financial Inclusion

Access to Digital Credit and Its Spillover Effects in China

Zenan Wang | China

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