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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.

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
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
Global NetworksFinancial InclusionTechnologyWork & Education

Can gender blinding policies promote female entrepreneurship? The role of discrimination and access to capital


Shibiru Melesse | Ethiopia
Global NetworksFinancial Inclusion

Take-up and Impact of Digital Repayment in Microfinance in Uganda


Isabelle Cohen | Uganda
Financial InclusionHealth & Psychology

The Impact of PROGRESA on Health in Mexico


Paul Gertler | Mexico
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital Credit and Payments in the Dairy Sector in Uganda


Alfredo Burlando | Uganda
Financial InclusionHealth & Psychology

Cash Transfers & Raising Long-Term Living Standards in Mexico


Paul Gertler | Mexico
Financial Inclusion

Estimating the Effect of Digital Credit: An Experiment with Airtel Malawi


Jonathan Robinson | Malawi
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital Credit for Agriculture


Sarah Janzen | Kenya
Financial InclusionHealth & Psychology

Conditional Cash Transfers & Early Childhood Development


Paul Gertler | Mexico
Financial Inclusion

Building Better Credit Scoring Algorithms


Joshua Blumenstock | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Tax Capacity and State Accountability


Isabelle Cohen | Uganda
Financial Inclusion

The Impact of Cash Transfers on Individuals and Communities


Juliana Londoño-Vélez | Colombia
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

Nano-Loans and CDR-based Credit Scores: Financial Inclusion for the Unbanked


Travis J. Lybbert | Haiti
Financial Inclusion

Access to Digital Credit and Its Spillover Effects in China


Zenan Wang | China
Financial Inclusion

Marginal Rates of Substitution, Tech Adoption and Welfare


John Loeser | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Government to Beneficiary Payments in Nepal: A Pilot Study


Michael Callen | Nepal
Financial Inclusion

Digital Sales and Inventory Data to Assess Creditworthiness


Sean Higgins | Dominican Republic
Financial Inclusion

Digitized Government Transfers & Credit for Cash Transfer Beneficiaries


Paul Gertler | Dominican Republic
Financial InclusionWork & Education

Evaluating the Impacts of m-Payment Systems on SMEs in Mexico


Paul Gertler | Mexico
Financial InclusionTechnology

Lotto-Linked Savings Accounts


Travis J. Lybbert | Haiti
Financial Inclusion

General Equilibrium Effects of Cash Transfers in Kenya


Edward Miguel | Kenya
Financial InclusionHealth & Psychology

Income and Substitution Effects of Brazil's Bolsa Família Program


Zachary Olson | Brazil
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Agricultural Subsidies, Savings, and Farm Reinvestment


Jonathan Robinson | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Connecting Rural Households to E-Commerce


Benjamin Faber | China
Global NetworksFinancial InclusionInstitutions & Governance

Sports Betting Causes and Consequences


Sylvan Herskowitz | Uganda
Global NetworksFinancial Inclusion

Incentivizing Financial Literacy and Savings Habits in Ethiopia


Alebel Bayrau Weldesilassie | Ethiopia
Global NetworksData Science for DevelopmentFinancial Inclusion

Impact of SMS Reminders on Pension Savings


Amos Njuguna | Kenya
Financial InclusionInstitutions & GovernanceTechnology

Mobile Salary Linked Savings


Michael Callen | Afghanistan
Financial InclusionInstitutions & Governance

Violence and Financial Decisions


Tarek Ghani | Afghanistan

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