Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Launches New Preprints Series

BITSS has launched a working paper series in partnership with the Center for Open Science (COS). Those working to advance research transparency and reproducibility can now publish working papers in this interdisciplinary archive.

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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!

March Impact Note
Read about CEGA's new partnership with Pathfinder International on the "Beyond Bias" project, the launch of BITSS' new "Preprints" Series, a new working paper from Ted Miguel, PacDev 2017, & more in the March 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.

CEGA is Hiring!
CEGA seeks a Fundraiser to oversee fundraising activities for O-Lab and the Center more broadly. We're also hiring a Program Associate for the Global Networks Initiative. Click here for info on how to apply!

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.


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.


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