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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.

Institutions & Governance

Youth Enfranchisement: Political Engagement and Peer Effects


Marina Dias | Brazil
Work & Education

Opportunities and Entrepreneurship: Evidence on Advanced Labor Market Experience


Matthew Pecenco | Dominican Republic
Work & Education

Improving Social Mobility by Helping Rural Students Make Informed College Choice


Ao Wang | China
Work & Education

The Productivity Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains


Isabela Manelici | Costa Rica
Financial Inclusion

The Impact of Cash Transfers on Individuals and Communities


Juliana Londoño-Vélez | Colombia
Institutions & Governance

Entrepreneurs without Enterprises: Forms of Micro-enterprises


Thiago Scot | Mexico
AgricultureWork & Education

Creating Labor Markets in Rural Tanzania


Jonathan Robinson | Tanzania
Institutions & Governance

The Political Economy and Governance of Rural Electrification


Catherine Wolfram | Kenya
Institutions & GovernanceWork & Education

Engaging Citizens to Address Company-Community Conflict in Mines


Graeme Blair | South Africa
Institutions & Governance

Taxation Toward Representation


Benjamin Krause | Haiti
TransparencyData Science for Development

Development Intervention Forecasting


Nicholas Otis | India
Work & Education

Geography and Supply Chain Organization


Piyush Paritosh Panigrahi | India
Financial Inclusion

Slowing Down Digital Credit


Alfredo Burlando | Mexico
AgricultureFinancial Inclusion

Digital credit for farmers in Ghana: a randomized field trial


Christopher Udry | Ghana
Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

A Novel Approach to Monitoring Grid Reliability


Catherine Wolfram | Ghana
Institutions & Governance

Who's Bogus? Catching Fraudulent Firms in Delhi


Aprajit Mahajan | India
Institutions & Governance

Politician Entry, Selection, and Performance in Sierra Leone


Katherine Casey | Sierra Leone
Institutions & Governance

Prison Reform in the Dominican Republic


Carlos Padilla | Dominican Republic
Work & Education

Evaluating Effects of a Women's Leadership Program


Megan Lang | Rwanda
Energy & Environment

Governance and Reliability of Electricity Microgrids


Muhammad Yasir Kahn | Pakistan
Energy & Environment

Behavioral Biases in Household Energy Spending


Susanna Berkouwer | Kenya
Data Science for Development

Data-Intensive Development Lab Seed Grant


Joshua Blumenstock |
Transparency

Pre-Analysis Plans: A Stocktaking


George Ofosu |
Financial Inclusion

Adoption of Digital Payments by Small Merchants in India


Ethan Ligon | India
Financial Inclusion

Gender-Differentiated Credit Algorithms using Machine Learning


Sean Higgins | Dominican Republic
Financial Inclusion

Consumer Protection Oversights in the Chinese Digital Credit System


Shazeda Ahmed | China
Financial Inclusion

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


Travis J. Lybbert | Haiti
Financial Inclusion

Access to Digital Credits and Its Spillover Effects in China


Zenan Wang | China
Agriculture

Impact Evaluation of Minor Irrigation Tank Rehabilitation


Aprajit Mahajan | India
Agriculture

Agro-Dealers and Adoption of Flood Tolerant Rice in Odisha


Elisabeth Sadoulet | India
AgricultureWork & Education

Wage Floors in Agriculture Labor Markets


Supreet Kaur | India
TransparencyTechnology

Research Transparency in Brazilian Political and Social Science


Scott Desposato | Brazil
Financial Inclusion

Marginal Rates of Substitution, Tech Adoption and Welfare


John Loeser | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Provider Continuity and Patient Outcomes


Jennifer Kwok | United States of America
Health & Psychology

Do Legs Matter?


John Loeser | Rwanda
Health & Psychology

Hunger Games


Lydia Ashton | Mexico
Institutions & Governance

Homeownership on the Political and Economic Behavior of the Poor


Tanu Kumar | India
Financial Inclusion

Government to Beneficiary Payments in Nepal: A Pilot Study


Michael Callen | Nepal
Financial Inclusion

Digital Sales and Inventory Data to Assess Creditworthiness


Sean Higgins | Dominican Republic
Financial Inclusion

Digitized Government Transfers & Credit for Cash Transfer Beneficiaries


Paul Gertler | Dominican Republic
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 | Mexico
Work & Education

The Impact of FDI through the Production Network


Isabela Manelici | Costa Rica
Institutions & Governance

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


Francis Wong | Paraguay
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 | United States of America
Work & Education

What makes individuals join armed organizations?


Raul Sanchez de la Sierra | Democratic Republic of the Congo
TechnologyWork & Education

Monitoring Safety of Semi-Formal Public Transport


David Schönholzer | Kenya
Work & Education

Child Labor in the DRC Copper Belt in Katanga Region


Raul Sanchez de la Sierra | Democratic Republic of the Congo
Institutions & Governance

Incentivizing State Employees to Confront Rural Poverty


Shaoda Wang | China
Data Science for Development

Information and Learning Diffusion Through Social Networks


Eleanor Wiseman | Kenya
Work & Education

Improving Matches between Employers and Job-Seekers in India


Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie | India
Energy & Environment

Assessing Impacts of Unreliable Electricity


Veronica Jacome | Tanzania
Energy & Environment

Reducing Electricity Theft with Incentives


Derek Wolfson | India

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