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Technology for Development GSR (Fall 2019)

CEGA seeks an advanced graduate student (up to 49% time) for Fall 2019 to support the drafting of 1) an open access textbook (“Introduction to Development Engineering”) and 2) a World Bank Working Paper characterizing the role of technology in sustainable development. UC Berkeley students preferred, but we will consider candidates from other CEGA campuses.

These are two independent projects, but they will be managed in close coordination.

The student will be responsible for:

– Brief literature reviews on select topics
– Editing and synthesizing contributions from multiple authors
– Scheduling coordination meetings and managing deadlines
– Managing permissions for copyrighted materials
– Liaising with publisher as needed
– Providing technical support to authors, including reformatting tables and figures in R or Python

The textbook will be published in 2020 by Springer and disseminated globally to academics and development professionals. The Working Paper will be published by the World Bank Group and is intended to guide the transmission, adoption, and regulation of disruptive and transformative technologies.

We are looking for a student with coursework or experience in both development economics and “technology for development.” Relevant coursework may include ICTD classes offered by the I-School, or courses taught by the Development Engineering PhD minor. The ideal candidate has already completed 1 year of coursework and is familiar with relevant field publications.

Email with your CV and a paragraph-long statement of interest, subject line: “Tech4Dev GSR.” Deadline to apply is August 20th. 

Submissions Deadline

Aug 20 2019

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