CEGA Expands its EASST Program

CEGA is excited to announce the expansion of our East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative with a 5-year training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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CEGA Releases April 2018 Impact Note
This month's Impact Note features CEGA's expansion of its EASST program, an affiliate's new book on contemporary censorship in China, the Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training in Amsterdam, and the upcoming EASST Summit in Kampala, Uganda.

More new content on the CEGA Blog
Last month, the CEGA blog featured a Paper Round-up of the annual PacDev Conference, follow-up from an event on Revolutionizing Data for Public Good, and an op-ed on using an open science approach to policy analysis. Stay tuned for more riveting reading material!

Contemporary Censorship in China
In her newly released book, Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall, CEGA affiliate Margaret Roberts uses digital data harvested from the Chinese internet and leaks from China's Propaganda Department to show how censorship has influenced the Chinese public. Check out our latest CEGA Blog post for more on this fascinating topic.

Akee on the Mortality of First Nation Women
Brookings recently featured research by CEGA affiliate Randall Akee on the relative mortality rates of indigenous people in Canada in their Chart of the Week, teasing out key takeaways from a previously written op-ed. Importantly, Akee has found that mortality rates for indigenous women in Canada are nearly 400 percent of the average in some age groups.

Muralidharan and Niehaus on Job Guarantees
Research on job guarantee programs by CEGA affiliates Karthik Muralidharan and Paul Niehaus was featured in a pair of Vox articles (here and here). Their randomized evaluation of a public employment program in India found that the program increased earnings for low-income households by an estimated 13.3 percent, primarily because it bid up wages--and employment--in the private sector.