One for One: Aid in Kind

In recent years, popular shoe retail brands have donated their products in-kind to recipients in developing countries to bolster more socially-conscious consumption. A recent article in the Economist details a study featuring CEGA affiliate Bruce Wydick, which explored the implications of the TOMS shoes intervention that gives one pair of shoes to a child for every pair purchased.

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Economic Development and Institutions Request for Applications
The Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) initiative is publicly calling for proposals for pilot studies and full-scale randomized controlled trials to rigorously test interventions or government programs that implement strategies to improve the performance of political or legal institutions and ultimately support economic development.

Research Transparency Workshops in Kenya
Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Director, Jennifer Sturdy has co-authored an article in the Association for Psychological Sciences on recent research transparency workshops in Kenya, co-hosted with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the broader research transparency movement.

Impact Evaluation in Practice - Second Edition
The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook, by CEGA Scientific Director Paul Gertler and co-authors, is now available. The new version covers the latest techniques for evaluating programs, with materials on field methods and research ethics developed by CEGA. Links to complementary online instructional materials are included, accompanied by a new online course on Applied Impact Evaluation available at

Development Impact Lab (DIL) Animation Videos
The Development Impact Lab (DIL), co-managed by CEGA and the Blum Center for Developing Economies, has released three new videos on key DIL projects: GridWatchElectroChemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR), and GSM White Spaces, to introduce efforts at the intersection of technology and international development.

CEGA is Hiring!
We are expanding our team with openings for the following full-time positions: Events & Communications Associate, and Energy & Financial Inclusion Senior Program Associate.

October Impact Note
Read about the CEGA Postdoc Highlighted by Discovery Channel, New Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) Program Launch, CEGA's Annual Report, New Insight into Climate Change Impacts, and more in our latest Impact Note.

Measurement Technology for International Development
The global satellite market is growing rapidly, with an estimated 1 trillion images now taken annually. This Forbes article highlights takeaways from the recent Measurement Technology Conference, co-hosted by CEGA and the World Bank, exploring how satellite data and other measurement tools can drive international development endeavors, from increasing internet access to optimizing harvest yields.

CEGA Postdoc Highlighted by Discovery Channel 
CEGA Postdoctoral researcher Kweku Opoku-Agyemang was featured on the Discovery Channel's Seeker Daily program in an episode titled, "Can Africa Overcome Its Corruption Problem?" In the episode, Opoku-Agyemang discusses a study of whether increased salaries for police officers can curb bribery in West Africa. The study finds that following a salary increase for police officers in 2010, police bribes actually grew by 25%.