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At CEGA, we believe that evidence should inform decisions about how development funding is spent.

Through competitive grant-making, we fund actionable research that can be used by policymakers to improve lives. We believe that grant competitions generate the highest-quality research, attract new talent and mobilize networks, and foster stewardship, transparency, and fairness. Below you can browse all CEGA-funded research projects—spanning dozens of topic areas and over 61 countries.

Financial Inclusion

Impacts of a Credit Comparison Tool on Costs and Consumer Welfare

Sean Higgins | Mexico
Financial Inclusion

Profit vs. Privacy: Impacts of Using Provably Private Data for Credit Scoring

Nitin Kohli | Nigeria
Financial Inclusion

Understanding Privacy Preferences Around the World

David Yang | Tanzania
Financial Inclusion

Identifying Fraud Patterns and Financial Exclusion with Privacy-Preserving Synthetic Data

Engineer Bainomugisha | Uganda
Financial Inclusion

Using Privacy In Practice: Case Studies on Personal Mobility Data in Humanitarian Response

Nitin Kohli | Rwanda
Financial Inclusion

Leveraging Payment Data for Greater Gender Equity in Credit Scoring

Paul Gertler | Mexico
Financial Inclusion

Agricultural Credit, Insurance and Over-Indebtedness Among Smallholder Farmers

Berber Kramer | India
Financial Inclusion

Provably Private Data for Targeting Humanitarian Aid

Nitin Kohli | Togo
Financial Inclusion

Impact of Digital Credit on Low-Income Women in Nigeria

Olayinka David-West | Nigeria
Financial Inclusion

“My data or yours?” Unraveling Privacy Among Consumers of Digital Credit in India

Janaki Srinivasan (IIIT-Bangalore) | India
Financial Inclusion

Decoding Digitally Enabled Financial Privacy: What it Means for Women

Prachi Jain | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Using Digital Finance to Incentivize Clean Fuel Transitions

Kelsey Jack | Ghana
Financial Inclusion

Assessing the Utility of Differential Privacy for RCTs

Aleksandra Slavkovic |
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

Access to Digital Credit and Its Spillover Effects in China

Zenan Wang | China
Financial Inclusion

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

Travis J. Lybbert | Haiti
Financial Inclusion

Consumer Protection Oversights in the Chinese Digital Credit System

Shazeda Ahmed | China
Financial Inclusion

Gender-Differentiated Credit Algorithms using Machine Learning

Sean Higgins | Dominican Republic
Financial Inclusion

Adoption of Digital Payments by Small Merchants in India

Ethan Ligon | India

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