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At CEGA, we believe that evidence should inform decisions about how development funding is spent.

Through competitive grant-making, we fund actionable research that can be used by policymakers to improve lives. We believe that grant competitions generate the highest-quality research, attract new talent and mobilize networks, and foster stewardship, transparency, and fairness. Below you can browse all CEGA-funded research projects—spanning dozens of topic areas and over 61 countries.

Institutions & Governance

When and Why Do Voters Punish Corrupt Politicians?

Miguel de Figueiredo | Brazil
Institutions & GovernanceTechnology

Information and Communication Technologies for Accountability

Craig McIntosh |
Institutions & Governance

Bureaucrat incentives and the conversion of rural land in China

Yiwen Cheng | China
Institutions & Governance

Experimental Approach to Explore the Origins of Corruption

Brigitte Zimmerman | Zambia
Institutions & Governance

Who Benefits from Clientelism

Jessica Gottlieb | Senegal
Institutions & Governance

The Political Economy of Mass Media in Mexico

Luz Maria Sinaia Urrusti-Frenk | Mexico
Financial InclusionInstitutions & Governance

Violence and Financial Decisions

Tarek Ghani | Afghanistan
Work & Education

Identifying Early Barriers to Higher Education Access in Mexico City

Andrew Dustan | Mexico
Institutions & Governance

Corruption, Social Preferences and the Kenyan Postal Service

Lauren Falcao Bergquist | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Antiretroviral Drug Availability and HIV Testing

Willa Friedman | Kenya

Adoption of Improved Fertilizer Management Practices

Elisabeth Sadoulet | India
Health & Psychology

How US policy affects women's empowerment in poor countries

Kelly Jones | Ghana
Data Science for DevelopmentInstitutions & Governance

Can Mobile Phones Promote Government Accountability?

Ruth Carlitz | Tanzania
Work & Education

How diversity in schools shapes student outcomes

Gautam Rao | India
Institutions & Governance

Social Learning, Overconfidence, and Voting

Gianmarco León Ciliotta | Peru
AgricultureEnergy & Environment

Interlinking Weather Index Insurance with Credit

Craig McIntosh | Ethiopia

Making Networks Work for Policy

Jeremy Magruder | Malawi

Innovative Finance and Grain Storage among Farmers and Traders in Kenya

Edward Miguel | Kenya

Examining Barriers to Fertilizer Use in Kenya

Jonathan Robinson | Kenya

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