Edward Asiedu is a development economist with 14 years of work experience in the design and evaluation of pro–poor interventions. He is currently involved in three projects that use digital tools to improve the wellbeing of the poor in rural and urban Ghana. Specifically, in one project he is examining how digital payment systems and the national identification system in Ghana can be leveraged to nudge informal pension enrolment and contributions. In another project, he is examining how mobile money payments systems and digital reminders can help to improve the renewal of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Biometric Card Renewals. Both projects are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In another project funded by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme), Dr. Asiedu examines the bottlenecks in the financing of public health in Ghana. He is also involved with the World Bank improving digital innovation adoption among SME’s in Ghana. Dr. Asiedu holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Goettingen in Germany and currently teaches evaluation of development projects at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). He has consulted for a number of international organizations including the World Bank, the African Union, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), for German Development Institute (DIE), Oxfam, and the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA). He has published his work in journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), World Development, World Development Perspective, Review of Development Economics, International Journal of Development Issues.