Evaluating the Hunger Project in Ghana

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2008 by University of California, Berkeley
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Robertson Foundation
Information provided by:
University of California, Berkeley
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00532753
First received: September 18, 2007
Last updated: July 31, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
  Purpose

The Hunger Project/Epicenter strategy is a community based development strategy that will positively affect health, education, empowerment, and consumption.


Condition Intervention Phase
To Better Understand How Epicenter's (Which House Education, Health and Finance Centers in Ghana) Increase Individual's Sense of Empowerment.
Behavioral: Community Empowerment
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluating the Hunger Project's Scaling-up of Epicenter Strategy in Ghana

Further study details as provided by University of California, Berkeley:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased sense of empowerment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased health, education, and consumption outcomes and increase in the number of public goods

Estimated Enrollment: 20000
Study Start Date: August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The investigators propose a randomized controlled design that will measure how The Hunger Projects' intervention affects the lives of Ghanaians. A pre-intervention baseline survey of approximately 4,000 households with over 20,000 individuals and two follow-up surveys of the same households will be conducted over the ten year experimental period.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The subject population will be individuals and households from communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Only exclusion criteria is that households outside of the Eastern region of Ghana will not be surveyed
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00532753

Locations
Ghana
Ghana Hunger Project Recruiting
Several, Eastern, Ghana
Contact: Melissa Hidrobo, PhD Student Economics    (510) 643-5417    mhidrobo@are.berkeley.edu   
Principal Investigator: David Levine, PhD Econ         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Berkeley
The Robertson Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Levine, PhD Econ University of California at Berkeley
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. David I. Levine, UC Berkeley
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00532753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPHS Protocol #2007-4-42
Study First Received: September 18, 2007
Last Updated: July 31, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Berkeley:
empowerment
health
education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014