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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

Impact of Credit Limit Changes on Digital 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
Financial InclusionWork & Education

Behavioral Biases and Fintech Adoption among Merchants in Mexico


Sean Higgins | 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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