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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
Agriculture

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
Technology

Remote Monitoring of Competition Between Government Service Provides


Karthik Muralidharan | India
Agriculture

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
Technology

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
Agriculture

Identifying and Addressing Failures in the Market for Information


Jonathan Robinson | Kenya
Agriculture

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
Agriculture

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 |
Agriculture

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
Agriculture

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
Agriculture

Making Networks Work for Policy


Jeremy Magruder | Malawi
Agriculture

Innovative Finance and Grain Storage among Farmers and Traders in Kenya


Edward Miguel | Kenya
Agriculture

Examining Barriers to Fertilizer Use in Kenya


Jonathan Robinson | Kenya
Agriculture

Market Reforms and Technology Adoption for Higher Value Crops


Alain de Janvry | Senegal

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