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At CEGA, we believe that evidence should be used to make decisions about how development funding is spent.

That’s why we invest in research that is actionable and can be used by policymakers to inspire equitable growth. Our portfolio of research projects spans 10 program areas and over 38 countries. For more information on the research projects we support, click on the tiles below.

Transparency

Conservative Tests under Satisficing Models of Publication Bias


Justin McCrary
Data & MeasurementTechnology

Cookstove Measurement Technology Project


Jeremy Magruder
Health & PsychologyWork & Education

Comparing Free Provision of Deworming Drugs and Other Approaches


Edward Miguel
Financial InclusionHealth & Psychology

Conditional Cash Transfers & Early Childhood Development


Paul Gertler
Financial Inclusion

Building Better Credit Scoring Algorithms


Joshua Blumenstock
Data & Measurement

Cash Transfer Evaluation in Malawi


Jon Robinson
Data & Measurement

Rwanda Youth Employment Activity Evaluation


Craig Mcintosh
Data & Measurement

A Randomized Evaluation of Household Grants in Rwanda


Craig McIntosh
Health & Psychology

Primary School Deworming: Impacts on Child Health and Education


Edward Miguel
Institutions & Governance

Corruption (Mis)Perceptions


Samuel Leone
Work & Education

Demand for Education in Kenya


Stephanie Bonds
Work & Education

Preferences for wage frequency and implications for behavior


Luisa Cefala
Financial Inclusion

Tax Capacity and State Accountability


Isabelle Cohen
Institutions & Governance

Youth Enfranchisement: Political Engagement and Peer Effects


Marina Dias
Work & Education

The Impact of Chinese Firms in Local Labor Markets


David Wu
Work & Education

Understanding Subjective Performance Pay


Christina Brown
Work & Education

The Difference a Job Makes


Matthew Pecenco
Work & Education

Improving Social Mobility by Helping Rural Students Make Informed College Choice


Ao Wang
Work & Education

The Productivity Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains


Isabela Manelici
Financial Inclusion

The Impact of Cash Transfers on Individuals and Communities


Juliana Londoño-Vélez
Institutions & Governance

Entrepreneurs without Enterprises: Forms of Micro-enterprises


Thiago Scot
AgricultureWork & Education

Creating Labor Markets in Rural Tanzania


Jonathan Robinson
Institutions & Governance

The Political Economy and Governance of Rural Electrification


Catherine Wolfram
Institutions & GovernanceWork & Education

Engaging Citizens to Address Company-Community Conflict in Mines


Graeme Blair
TransparencyData & Measurement

Development Intervention Forecasting


Nicholas Otis
Work & Education

Geography and Supply Chain Organization


Piyush Paritosh Panigrahi
Institutions & Governance

Taxation Toward Representation


Benjamin Krause
Financial Inclusion

Slowing Down Digital Credit


Alfredo Burlando
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital credit for farmers in Ghana: a randomized field trial


Christopher Udry
Data & MeasurementEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

A Novel Approach to Monitoring Grid Reliability


Catherine Wolfram
Institutions & Governance

Who's Bogus? Catching Fraudulent Firms in Delhi


Aprajit Mahajan
Institutions & Governance

Politician Entry, Selection, and Performance in Sierra Leone


Katherine Casey
Institutions & Governance

Prison Reform in the Dominican Republic


Carlos Padilla
Work & Education

Evaluating Effects of a Women's Leadership Program


Megan Lang
Energy & Environment

Governance and Reliability of Electricity Microgrids


Muhammad Yasir Kahn
Energy & Environment

Behavioral Biases in Household Energy Spending


Susanna Berkouwer
Data & Measurement

Data-Intensive Development Lab Seed Grant


Joshua Blumenstock
Transparency

Pre-Analysis Plans: A Stocktaking


George Ofosu
Financial Inclusion

Consumer Protection Oversights in the Chinese Digital Credit System


Shazeda Ahmed
Financial Inclusion

Nano-Loans and CDR-based Credit Scores: Financial Inclusion for the Unbanked


Travis J. Lybbert
Financial Inclusion

Access to Digital Credits and Its Spillover Effects in China


Zenan Wang
Financial InclusionWork & Education

Digital Credit Linked to Digital Payments: Impact on Small Merchants in India


Ethan Ligon
Financial Inclusion

Gender-Differentiated Credit Algorithms using Machine Learning


Sean Higgins
Agriculture

Impact Evaluation of Minor Irrigation Tank Rehabilitation


Aprajit Mahajan
Agriculture

Agro-Dealers and Adoption of Flood Tolerant Rice in Odisha


Elisabeth Sadoulet
AgricultureWork & Education

Wage Floors in Agriculture Labor Markets


Supreet Kaur
TransparencyTechnology

Research Transparency in Brazilian Political and Social Science


Scott Desposato
Financial Inclusion

Marginal Rates of Substitution, Tech Adoption and Welfare


John Loeser
Health & Psychology

Provider Continuity and Patient Outcomes


Jennifer Kwok
Health & Psychology

Do Legs Matter?


John Loeser
Health & Psychology

Hunger Games


Lydia Ashton
Institutions & Governance

Homeownership on the Political and Economic Behavior of the Poor


Tanu Kumar
Financial Inclusion

Government to Beneficiary Payments in Nepal: A Pilot Study


Michael Callen
Financial Inclusion

Digital Sales and Inventory Data to Assess Creditworthiness


Sean Higgins
Financial Inclusion

Digitized Government Transfers & Credit for Cash Transfer Beneficiaries


Paul Gertler
Transparency

Publication Bias and Editorial Statement on Negative Findings


Abel Brodeur
Transparency

MetaLAB: Crowdsourced Meta-Analyses


Christina Bergmann
Transparency

Bayesian Evidence Synthesis: New Meta-Analytic Procedures


Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
Financial InclusionWork & Education

Evaluating the Impacts of m-Payment Systems on SMEs in Mexico


Paul Gertler
Work & Education

The Impact of FDI through the Production Network


Isabela Manelici
Institutions & Governance

The Effects of Paraguay's Tax Base Expansion on Newly Taxed Citizens


Francis Wong
Transparency

Meta-Analysis on Behavioral Economics Parameters


Colin Camerer
Transparency

Transparent and Reproducible Social Science


Edward Miguel
Transparency

Data Sharing and Citations: Causal Evidence


Garret Christensen
Transparency

Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis


Rachael Meager
Transparency

Correcting Effect Sizes for Publication Bias in Meta-Analyses


Robbie van Aert
Transparency

External Validity in U.S Education Research


Sean Tanner
Work & Education

What makes individuals join armed organizations?


Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
TechnologyWork & Education

Monitoring Safety of Semi-Formal Public Transport


David Schönholzer
Work & Education

Child Labor in the DRC Copper Belt in Katanga Region


Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
Institutions & Governance

Incentivizing State Employees to Confront Rural Poverty


Shaoda Wang
Work & Education

Improving Matches between Employers and Job-Seekers in India


Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie

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