Erick Gong Gets Funding for Kenya Research

Erick Gong (Economics) and a colleague from the International Food Policy Institute have received funding from IFPRI and a program for alumni of the Hewlett Dissertation Fellowships program for a two-year research project in Kenya titled Can Savings Accounts Save Lives? Financial products for improving sexual and reproductive health. The goal of this project is to see if providing women with financial independence in the form of mobile phone savings accounts can help them better manage risk in their daily lives.