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Building Inclusive and Effective Institutions: What Works and Why?


Governments around the developing world are seeking new ways to create institutions that sustain inclusive economic growth and provide critical public services, including health care, judiciary, law enforcement, and education. However, despite efforts of governmental actors and their NGO partners, the institutional policies and reforms that promote economic development are still unclear.

On April 13 – 14, 2016, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California - Berkeley together with a consortium of partners will convene a workshop designed to create practitioner-researcher partnerships for rigorously testing new strategies to support effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions. The event is led by impact evaluation experts Ernesto Dal Bó and Frederico Finan. It will be on the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings and is targeted at connecting senior policy makers from across the developing world with researchers and implementation partners.

Participants will come to the workshop with specific opportunities for policy reform or program innovation, and then collaborate with researchers to develop practical plans for linked randomized controlled trials. Impact evaluations conceived by workshop attendees will be eligible to apply for funding to support research costs via a forthcoming request for proposals.

Please note that the conference is currently full. Contact Andrew Westbury and Leah Bridle to learn more about the EDI program and opportunities to conduct RCTs.

Date and Time

Apr 13, 2016 11:00am — Apr 14, 2016 5:00pm


Washington D.C.


Frederico Finan (UC Berkeley), Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (UC Berkeley), Ernesto Dal Bo (UC Berkeley)


Oxford Policy Management, Paris School of Economics, Université de Namur, Aide à la Décision Economique, UK Department for International Development