August Impact Note

Using Machine Learning to Fight Poverty. Will Voters Support New Climate Change Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa? Submit to CEGA's Annual Photo Drive! Read about these headlines and more in the latest edition of CEGA's Impact Note.

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Third Annual Photo Drive
Our annual photo drive is now accepting entries for cash prizes through October 5th! We're constantly searching for high resolution, inspiring photos to use on our materials year round. Learn more and submit your best photos for a chance to win.


Teacher Transfers in Uganda
Would a centralized teacher transfer system help to improve job performance in Uganda? EASST fellow Dr. Saint Kizito Omala was recently interviewed about a project done in collaboration with CEGA affiliates Frederico Finan and Ernesto Dal Bo, which examines this question.
 

Will voters support new climate change policies in Sub-Saharan Africa?
A recent article in Environmental Science and Policy by Nick Obradovich and Bridget Zimmerman explores this question and investigates additional obstacles to the implementation of climate change policies, drawing on research done during their 2014 CEGA Levin Fellowship. Findings suggest that new climate change policies in Sub-Saharan Africa may face greater political difficulty (domestically) than many international policymakers are anticipating.

Weiss Family Program Fund:
The Weiss Fund invites Expressions of Interest for the Fall 2016 funding cycle. The program funds projects that address a wide range of issues affecting less developed countries. Applications are due October 17th.

CEGA is Growing!
It’s the perfect time join CEGA! We are expanding our team with and opening for a Technology and Development Program Manager.