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University of Rochester — Rural-Urban Migration in Kenya

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Organization Name 
Award Date 
10/2021
Grant Amount 
$893,156
Purpose 
To support the scale-up of a previous study, conducted by Professor Travis Baseler, on the impact of information asymmetries on rural-urban migration in Kenya.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigator: Saarthak Gupta

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $893,156 over five years to the University of Rochester to support the scale-up of a previous study, conducted by Professor Travis Baseler, on the impact of information asymmetries on rural-urban migration in Kenya. Approximately 500 rural households participated in the previous study, which found that correcting underestimates of wages in Nairobi led to increased migration and significantly increased migrants’ household incomes. Professor Baseler intends to use this funding to expand the study to 16,800 households in Kenya.