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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.

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Unlocking Chinese Growth with Historical Satellites

Joel Ferguson | China
Data Science for Development

MOSAIKS: A Generalizable and Accessible Approach to Machine Learning with Global Satellite Imagery

Solomon Hsiang | United States
Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Low-Cost Air Pollution Monitoring

Engineer Bainomugisha | Uganda
Data Science for Development

Quantifying the benefits of better targeting employment programs for Syrian refugees

Simon Quinn | Jordan
Data Science for Development

Combining satellite imagery and machine learning to target social protection in Pakistan

Sean Fox | Pakistan
Data Science for Development

A new index of poverty to target government cash transfers in Ghana

Ethan Ligon | Ghana
Data Science for Development

Using AI and digital data to target cash transfers in Togo

Joshua Blumenstock | Togo
Data Science for DevelopmentFinancial InclusionTechnology

Welfare-centric Credit Scoring in Nigeria

Joshua Blumenstock | Nigeria
Data Science for DevelopmentInstitutions & GovernanceTechnology

Measuring the Effect of Technological Improvements and Compliance Nudges on Property Taxes

Marc Gurgand | Senegal
Data Science for DevelopmentTechnologyWork & Education

Using High-Resolution Satellite Data to Evaluate The Impact of New Business

Gordon Hanson | India
Data Science for Development

Detecting Social Networks with Satellite Imagery

Jeremy Magruder | Malawi
Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Cookstove Measurement Technology Project

Jeremy Magruder | Ethiopia
Data Science for DevelopmentTransparency

Development Intervention Forecasting

Nicholas Otis | India
Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

A Novel Approach to Monitoring Grid Reliability

Catherine Wolfram | Ghana
Data Science for Development

Data-Intensive Development Lab Seed Grant

Joshua Blumenstock |
Data Science for Development

Information and Learning Diffusion Through Social Networks

Eleanor Wiseman | Kenya
Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Cool Joule

Eric Brewer | Nicaragua
Data Science for DevelopmentGlobal NetworksHealth & Psychology

Remote Sensing and Estimation of Household Welfare in South Sudan

Reajul Chowdhury | South Sudan
Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & Environment

Monitoring Food Prices in Post-disaster Environments

David Soloff | Liberia
Data Science for DevelopmentAgriculture

Remote Sensing of African Smallholder Yields

David Lobell | Kenya
Data Science for Development

Measuring Biomass Cooking Behaviors at Massive Scale

Daniel Wilson | India
Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentWork & Education

Remote Sensing of Illegal Black Sand Mining

Sara Kerosky | Philippines
Data Science for Development

Income for Information - Measuring the Value of Time

Robert On | Kenya
Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

High Resolution Development Indicators

Joshua Blumenstock | Afghanistan
Data Science for DevelopmentGlobal NetworksFinancial Inclusion

Impact of SMS Reminders on Pension Savings

Amos Njuguna | Kenya
Data Science for Development

Time-Activity Monitoring Systems

Ajay Pillarisetti | Nepal
Data Science for Development

Determinants of sustained adoption of improved cookstoves

Javier Rosa | Sudan
Data Science for DevelopmentAgriculture

Farmers & Cellphones: Tech Innovation in Livestock Extension

Arman Rezaee | Pakistan
Data Science for DevelopmentInstitutions & Governance

Can Mobile Phones Promote Government Accountability?

Ruth Carlitz | Tanzania

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