Geospatial Analysis for International Development

CEGA's call for papers for a two-day symposium and workshop in September should cover the use of state-of-the-art geospatial analytics to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change, and economic growth in developing countries. Abstracts are due in by July 9th.

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Special Issue Impact Note
On May 10th, CEGA hosted its eighth annual Evidence to Action Symposium in San Francisco. “Smart Government: Harnessing Technology for Public Good” explored how technology is impacting government performance and citizen engagement around the globe. This special edition Impact Note puts a spotlight on the event and our related work on governance and institutions. 

Digital Credit Observatory Announces Funding
The DCO is excited to announce its first funded research studies! Five pilot grants were awarded to support early-stage, exploratory research on digital credit and consumer protection in emerging markets. Click here to read more about the studies!

"Good Monsoon, Bad Test Scores? Substituting away from schooling"
A recent column from CEGA faculty affiliate Manisha Shah investigates the effects of the increased wage opportunities during the monsoon season on school participation rates.

Call for Nominations: 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes
The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is accepting nominations for the third round of Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science! These $10,000 prizes provide recognition to those working as Leaders in Education and Emerging Researchers. Click here to learn more about how to apply!

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