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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

Effects of Credit Limit Changes on Digital Airtime Loan Repayment

Alain Shema |
Global NetworksFinancial Inclusion

Impact Evaluation of MASLOC on Poverty Reduction

Richard Boso | Ghana
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

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 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

Knowledge, Use, and Repayment of Digital Credit in 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

Manipulation-Proof Credit Scoring Algorithms in Kenya

Joshua Blumenstock | Kenya
Financial Inclusion

Tax Capacity and State Accountability

Isabelle Cohen | Uganda
Financial Inclusion

Reparations as development: Evidence from the victims of the Colombian armed conflict

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

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
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

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