New Research Program: Energy for Economic Growth

Read about the exciting work CEGA is doing to promote economic development while minimizing costs to our environment. At the heart of these efforts is a new research program on Energy for Economic Growth (EEG), which celebrates its official launch this week.

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Remote Sensing: A New Way To Detect Poverty

New kinds of data—from satellite imagery, mobile phones, and other remote sensing innovations—are changing the way we combat poverty around the world. The New York Times recently featured the work of CEGA affiliates Joshua Blumenstock, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, and Paul Niehaus for their uses of machine learning to efficiently, economically, and accurately gather information that can improve the design of anti-poverty programs. 

 

Incentivized Goal Setting for Reproductive Health

A recent post by Manisha Shah, Abigail Sellman, and Temina Madon explores new research that aims to learn if applying lessons from behavioral economics could address family planning and reproductive health challenges for Tanzanian youth.

 

 

Levin Family Seed Grants

CEGA is offering seed grants for Summer 2016! Applications are due by May 20, 2016.

Would providing basic income for 10-15 years eliminate poverty?

GiveDirectly’s Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye announced plans to provide unconditional direct cash transfers for 10-15 years to a group of 6,000 Kenyans, using rigorous evaluation to test if this method could provide solutions for global poverty on a broader scale.

 

 

March Impact Note

Learn about the EASST fellows leading learning a series in Uganda, the new development economics book out by Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet, an EASST-funded study on Ugandan sports betting, Karthik Muralidharan's new research on teacher absenteeism in India, and more in this latest issue.