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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.

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
Global NetworksAgriculture

Risk-Free Sample Purchase for Inorganic Fertilizer

Annet Adong | Uganda

Evaluating Impacts of Western Seed's Hybrid Maize Program

Michael Carter | Kenya
Data Science for Development

Income for Information - Measuring the Value of Time

Robert On | Kenya
Institutions & GovernanceTechnology

Lowering Barriers to Elections Using Mobile Technology

Cesi Cruz | Philippines
Institutions & GovernanceTechnology

Improving Electoral Performance Through Citizen Engagement

Clark Gibson | South Africa

Remote Monitoring of Competition Between Government Service Provides

Karthik Muralidharan | India

Coordinating Seed Exchange: Network Failures and Adoption

Alain de Janvry | India
Health & Psychology

Maternal Mortality Risk and the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility

Nava Ashraf | Zambia
Health & Psychology

Understanding Barriers to Uptake of LARC

Nancy Padian | Zimbabwe
Energy & EnvironmentTechnology

Energy Efficiency and Rural Electrification

Catherine Wolfram | India
Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

High Resolution Development Indicators

Joshua Blumenstock | Afghanistan
AgricultureWork & Education

Building Market Linkages for Smallholders in Uganda

Craig McIntosh | Uganda

Mezuri Platform

Eric Brewer | United States of America
Global NetworksFinancial Inclusion

Incentivizing Financial Literacy and Savings Habits in Ethiopia

Alebel Bayrau Weldesilassie | Ethiopia
Global NetworksData Science for DevelopmentFinancial Inclusion

Impact of SMS Reminders on Pension Savings

Amos Njuguna | Kenya
Global NetworksHealth & Psychology

Provider Performance Incentives for Anti-Retroviral Treatment

Jeanine Condo | Rwanda

Identifying and Addressing Failures in the Market for Information

Jonathan Robinson | Kenya

Selective Trials for Agricultural Technology Adoption

Pascaline Dupas | Kenya
Health & Psychology

Role of Soft Skills in Pregnancy and Work

Dana Carney | Uganda
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
Financial InclusionInstitutions & GovernanceTechnology

Mobile Salary Linked Savings

Michael Callen | Afghanistan
Global NetworksEnergy & Environment

Distribution of Solar Lights to the Rural Poor

Joseph Arineitwe Ndemere | Uganda
Energy & Environment

Scaling Biochar

Andrew Crane-Droesch | Kenya
Global NetworksHealth & PsychologyWork & Education

Targeting the Ultrapoor in South Sudan

Munshi Sulaiman | South Sudan
Data Science for DevelopmentAgriculture

Farmers & Cellphones: Tech Innovation in Livestock Extension

Arman Rezaee | Pakistan

Impact of Drought-tolerant Rice on Yield and Farmer Welfare

Elisabeth Sadoulet | India
Energy & EnvironmentTechnology

Rural Electric Power Project

Catherine Wolfram | Kenya
Institutions & Governance

When and Why Do Voters Punish Corrupt Politicians?

Miguel de Figueiredo | Brazil
Institutions & GovernanceTechnology

Information and Communication Technologies for Accountability

Craig McIntosh |

Got (Good) Milk?

Arun Chandrasekhar | India
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

Market Reforms and Technology Adoption for Higher Value Crops

Alain de Janvry | Senegal

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