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Evaluating the Hunger Project in Ghana

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2008 by University of California, Berkeley.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00532753
First Posted: September 20, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2008
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Collaborator:
The Robertson Foundation
Information provided by:
University of California, Berkeley
  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 Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Dr. David I. Levine, UC Berkeley
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00532753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPHS Protocol #2007-4-42
First Submitted: September 18, 2007
First Posted: September 20, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

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