“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
The “Behavioral Sensing” Research Challenge supports the design and testing of environmental sensors and ICT-based tools to streamline the collection of household data in field research settings. For the Spring 2014 semester, we are offering two-to-three grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to pairs of engineering and social science doctoral students at UC Berkeley working on the prototyping and field-testing of such data collection systems. Applications are due by December 13, 2013 and must be submitted online here. Winners will be selected by an expert committee and notified by December 27. The grants are supported by the Institute for International Studies at UC Berkeley and administered by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). Please direct your questions to Guillaume Kroll at email@example.com.
Join us at UC Berkeley on Thrusday, December 12th for the west coast book launch of "Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide". Rachel Glennerster, co-author of the new book and Executive Director of J-PAL, will offer practical insights on how to use randomized impact evaluations, especially in resource-poor environments. Details for this FREE event can be found here. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet the author and join the discussion!
Click here to learn more about randomized evaluation methodology research by CEGA affiliates, and to browse CEGA's inventory on global development projects.