Current research

Current gui2de research covers topics such as education, road safety, and digital financial inclusion. Click on the project title for a more detailed description.

RISE Tanzania

RISE: Research on Improving Systems of Education (new window)

Location: Tanzania

Project description: the RISE Programme aims to answer the following question: “What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning for all at scale?”

Zusha! (road safety) (new window)

Location: Kenya

Project description: Zusha! is a Swahili word that means ‘speak up.’ Zusha! is a road safety intervention aimed at improving the behavior of passenger-carrying vehicle (PCV) drivers in three Sub-saharan African countries

IRC Project

IRC BILLY program

Location: Kenya and Uganda

Project description: This study experimentally evaluates the impact of an IRC (International Rescue Committee) BILLY program designed to increase the employment likelihood and income of young urban refugees and vulnerable populations in Nairobi.

Featured research

Policy paper

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees and Vulnerable Youths in Nairobi, Kenya (new window)

By Giuliana Daga, Jon Helfers, Béatrice Leydier, and Alex Wendoh

Policy paper

(new window)The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Small Retail Shops in Nairobi, Kenya

By Jon Helfers, Martha Mutua, and Josiah Muyesu


Covid-19 Diaries: Early Impressions from an Online Questionnaire 1 (new window)

By Benjamin Daniels, Ali Hamza, Beatrice Leydier, and Jishnu Das – May 1, 2020

See gui2de‘s earlier work on COVID-19 here.