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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

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
Global NetworksFinancial Inclusion

Who Will Pay for Your Sin? Investigating the Cooperative and Strategic Behavior of Ugandan Group Members

Vincent Odwar | Uganda
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 |
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 Expanded Payment Options for Utilities on User Fee Payment Behavior in Ethiopia

Jonathan Robinson | Ethiopia
Global NetworksFinancial InclusionTechnologyWork & Education

Discrimination and Access to Capital: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

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

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