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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.

Health & Psychology

Seasonal hunger in Zambia: Smoothing consumption through better planning


Supreet Kaur | Zambia
Work & Education

The Syrian Refugee Life Study


Samuel Leone | Jordan
Institutions & Governance

Bribery in Tunisia


Samuel Leone | Tunisia
Health & Psychology

The Effect of Cash Transfers on Intimate Partner Violence


Rebecca Hemono | Tanzania
Institutions & Governance

Mission-driven motivation and incentives in public sector


Muhammad Yasir Khan | Pakistan
Energy & Environment

Are credit constraints limiting demand for electricity? Evidence from Rwanda


Megan Lang | Rwanda
Health & Psychology

Empowering Women to Save for their Preferred Delivery


Calvin Chiu | Zambia
Health & Psychology

Cognitive Load and Naivete


David Zuckerman | United States of America
Health & Psychology

When and How Do Toddlers in Rural Western Kenya Understand the Representational Nature of Pictures?


Rebecca Zhu | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Projection bias in the uptake of agricultural technologies


Luisa Cefala | India
Health & Psychology

Causal determinants of educational aspirations in a social network of students


Julius Rueschenpohler | Indonesia
Health & Psychology

Depressive beliefs and misperceived social norms in Kenya


Nick Otis | Kenya
Health & Psychology

The Burden of Holding Debt


Alejandro Martinez Marquina | United States of America
Health & Psychology

How does scarcity guide our attention?


Antonia Langenhoff | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Does Financial Scarcity Cause Parents to Speak Less to their Children?


Ruthe Foushee | India
Health & Psychology

The Role of Uncertainty in Commitment Device Take-Up


Alejandro Favela Nava | India
Health & Psychology

Brain development in the context of poverty: Factors predicting cognitive resilience


Monica Ellwood-Lowe | United States of America
Health & Psychology

As Expected, There Are Unexpected Costs


Sandy Campbell | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Poverty, Salience and Inter-temporal Decisions


Saika Belal | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Contextualizing Emotions: An Intervention to Increase Political Participation in Impoverished Populations


Melissa Baker | United States of America
Agriculture

Land Redistribution and Agricultural Transformation in Namibia


Dylan Groves | Namibia
Agriculture

Cassava as a Savings Mechanism in Uganda


Jedediah Silver | Uganda
Agriculture

Distribution of Benefits of Machine Ownership Schemes in Uganda


Matthew Suandi | Uganda
Agriculture

The Impact of Linking Farmers’ Cooperatives with a Maize Processor in Rwanda


Jonathan Robinson | Rwanda
Agriculture

The Impact of Information on Counterfeit Markets in Kenya


Eric Hsu | Kenya
Agriculture

How Contracts, Price Premiums, and Monitoring Drive Aflasafe Adoption in Senegal


Laura Schechter | Senegal
Agriculture

The Effect of Information on Bargaining, Corruption and Trade in Kenya and Uganda


Eleanor Wiseman | Kenya
Transparency

Open Policy Analysis of a Progressive Wealth Tax


Emmanuel Saez |
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
AgricultureTechnology

The Impact of Formal Mechanization Access on Agricultural Productivity and Informal Rental Markets


Namrata Kala | India
AgricultureEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Practices Through Rental Markets


Seema Jayachandran | India
Agriculture

Quality-graded wheat value chain development and agricultural transformation in Ethiopia


Elisabeth Sadoulet | Ethiopia
Agriculture

Quantifying the Effect of Increased Output Prices on Input Usage: An Experiment with Rwanda’s Smart Subsidy System


Jonathan Robinson | Rwanda
Agriculture

Quality and Contracting in Agricultural Supply Chains


Lauren Falcao Bergquist | Ethiopia
Agriculture

Price Incentives and Coffee Quality in Uganda


Ameet Morjaria | Uganda
AgricultureTechnology

Connecting Farmers to Markets through a Marketing App


Jeremy Magruder | India
Global NetworksHealth & Psychology

Socioeconomic Support and Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy in Tanzania


Werner Maokola | Tanzania
Global NetworksHealth & Psychology

Impact of an instructional video for TB case detection in Tanzania


Grace Mhalu | Tanzania
Global NetworksWork & Education

The Returns to Scale: Stimulating Productivity in Firm Clusters in Uganda


Esau Tugume | Uganda
Global NetworksAgriculture

Using iBeacons to Track the Distribution of Patronage Goods


Muthoni Ng'ang'a | Kenya
Global NetworksFinancial InclusionTechnologyWork & Education

Can gender blinding policies promote female entrepreneurship? The role of discrimination and access to capital


Shibiru Melesse | Ethiopia
Work & Education

The Role of Discouragement in Shaping Long-Term Unemployment


Luisa Cefala | India
CEGA

The Cost of Evading: Evidence on Tax Evasion Mitigation from Ecuador


Jakob Brounstein | Ecuador
CEGA

Taming Counterfeit Markets with Consumer Information


Eric Hsu | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Poor and Inattentive


Nicholas Swanson | South Africa
Institutions & Governance

Pension Reforms and Labor Decisions in Brazil


Priscila de Oliveira | Brazil
CEGA

Making the Paper Trail Paper-less: Tax Compliance and Informality


Felipe Vial | Chile
Work & Education

Labor Market Integration, Growth and Inequality: Evidence from China


Dennis Egger | China
Agriculture

Understanding Consumption Seasonality in Zambia


Ned Augenblick | Zambia
Work & Education

Social Norms, Technology Adoption, and Team Productivity


Oren Reshef | Bangladesh
Institutions & Governance

Conservative Parties and Women's Political Mobilization: Evidence from India


Anirvan Chowdhury | India
Global Networks

Unlocking the door to migration: BRAC’s Safe Migration Program


Narayan Das | Bangladesh
Institutions & GovernanceWork & Education

Recruitment, Effort, and Retention Effects of Performance Contracts for Civil Servants


Andrew Zeitlin | Rwanda
Data Science for DevelopmentInstitutions & GovernanceTechnology

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


Marc Gurgand | Senegal
TechnologyWork & Education

Randomized Controlled Trial of Integrated Youth Activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Jeremy Magruder | Democratic Republic of the Congo
Technology

Cash Transfer Evaluation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Jeremy Magruder | Democratic Republic of the Congo
Institutions & Governance

Using Administrative Data Systems to Improve Court Efficiency


Bilal Siddiqi | Tanzania

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