Evaluating the Hunger Project in Ghana

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2008 by University of California, Berkeley.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2008
The Robertson Foundation
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Brief Summary:
The Hunger Project/Epicenter strategy is a community based development strategy that will positively affect health, education, empowerment, and consumption.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment 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

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20000 participants
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
Study Start Date : August 2007
Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2016

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Increased sense of empowerment

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

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

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Ghana Hunger Project Recruiting
Several, Eastern, Ghana
Contact: Melissa Hidrobo, PhD Student Economics    (510) 643-5417   
Principal Investigator: David Levine, PhD Econ         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Berkeley
The Robertson Foundation
Principal Investigator: David Levine, PhD Econ University of California at Berkeley

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

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