How Peru is Making Children Grow Taller

A recent BBC video follows the effectiveness of a the Juntos conditional cash transfer program in Peru. CEGA affiliate Paul Gertler and a team of researchers recently evaluated this program and the impact of branchless banking agents on accessibility and recipients' savings.

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January Impact Note
Read about the EASST fellows' training at the African School of Economics, the Research Transparency team's Annual Meeting, Jonah Busch's new book & more on the January Impact Note!

Beyond Bias 
Providers of reproductive health and family planning services often impose their biases upon young women in the provision of contraceptives and quality of care. CEGA’s Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) has partnered with Pathfinder InternationalYlabs, and the Camber Collective to embark on a new project titled Beyond Bias, to implement a multi-disciplinary intervention evaluation investigating provider bias in Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Pakistan.

What Happens When the Money Runs Out?
A new post on the World Bank Development Impact blog discusses whether cash transfers prove to have lasting effects for beneficiaries even after the money stops. The post details work co-authored by CEGA affiliate Craig McIntosh that examined the effects of a cash-transfer experiment in Malawi after it ended.

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.


New Book by Jonah Busch : Why Forests? Why Now?
Jonah Busch, a CEGA Visiting Scientist, has released a new book titled Why Forests? Why Now?: The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change. The book explores the importance of tropical forests and their essential role in preventing climate change and cultivating international development.

Climate and Conflict 
Does climate change lead to increasing violence and conflict? Research on the relationship between climate and conflict by CEGA affiliates Marshall BurkeDavid Lobell, and Ted Miguel is highlighted in a new piece by The Brookings Institution.

Fall Visiting Fellowship Application Open
East African researchers are invited to apply to the 2017 Fall Visiting Fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to cultivate impact evaluation skills and work with CEGA faculty.