Please see the Summit agenda here. Speakers’ panel discussion or research topics are bolded, with their name and affiliation in italics below.
Carson Christiano, CEGA | Slides
Spotlight on Living Standards and COVID-19: Evidence from Nine Countries
Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley | Slides
Keeping the Lights on during a Pandemic: COVID-19 and Electricity Demand in Ghana and Rwanda
Aimable Nsabimana, University of Rwanda | Slides
Evaluation of a National Program to Distribute Free Face Masks for COVID-19 Prevention in Uganda
Ronald Mulebeke, Makerere University School of Public Health | Slides
Tracking the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity, Distribution, and Cases in the Global South
Tigist Mekonnen, World Bank Group
Evaluation of Integrated Primary Health Care Using Digital Platform in Rwanda
Jeanine Condo, The Center for Impact, Innovation & Capacity building for Health Information Systems & Nutrition | Slides
Stress May Increase Choice of Sooner Outcomes in Kenya, But Not Temporal Discounting?
Prachi Jain, Loyola Marymount University | Slides
Design and Impact Evaluation of a Digital Reproductive Health Program in Rwanda
Emmyson Gatare, Y-lab | Slides
A cluster randomized evaluation of Financial Inclusion for Sanitation and Health in Kenya and Uganda*
Samuel Muhula, Amref Health Africa | Slides
Panelists: Jane Mariara, Partnership for Economic Policy; Aimee Hare, J-PAL Africa; Fiona Moejes, Mawazo Institute; Christopher Chibwana, Hewlett Foundation; Anthony Mveyange, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR).
Moderators: Maya Ranganath, Center for Effective Global Action and Amos Njuguna, NIERA | Slides
Introduction to Day 2
Jeanine Condo, The Center for Impact, Innovation and Capacity building for Health Information Systems and Nutrition
Economies of Scale for Research, Economies of Scope for Policy: Ghana Long-Term Panel Survey + Multi-Site Multi-Country Social Protection Evaluations
Dean Karlan, Northwestern University | Slides
Introducing the Demand Driven Research Initiative
Samuel Oti, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) | Slides
Interventions to Increase Agricultural Technology Adoption by Women in Kenya
Muthoni Ng’ang’a, Wilfrid Laurier University | Slides
Gender Norms and Digital Finance
Berber Kramer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Slides
It takes a village: Encouraging Women to Use Maternal Care through Community Involvement*
Aaron Abousi, University of Ghana | Slides
Increasing Women’s Participation in Community Driven Development Projects: Evidence from Kenya
Solomon Zena Walelign, International Center for Evaluation & Development | Slides
Is Bayes’ Law or God’s Law Better for Caesar? An RCT in Ethiopia*
Dagim Belay, University of Copenhagen | Slides
Fabric of Federalism: The Impact of Litigant Rights’ Reform and Women Empowerment in Nigeria*
Oluwabunmi Adejumo, Obafemi Awolowo University | Slides
Improving the employability of University graduates: The Impact of HEST’s Internship Approach in Uganda
Kizito Omala, Makerere University | Slides
The Impact of Digital Credit in Developing Economies: A Review of Recent Evidence
David Sungho Park, KDI School of Public Policy and Management | Slides
Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria
Suraj Nair, UC Berkeley | Slides
Financial Literacy and Women’s Financial Empowerment: Evidence from Uganda
Ester Agasha, Makerere University Business School | Slides
Exploring the use of Mobile Money Services among Tea SACCOs in Rwanda
Mercyline Kamande, Mount Kenya University | Slides
Impacts of Airtime Loans on Network Usage and Communications Expenditures in Haiti
Oscar Barriga-Cabanillas, World Bank Group | Slides
The perfect marriage between conservation and development? A comparative study on livelihoods and deforestation in Tanzania
Mary Nantongo Gorret, Makerere University | Slides
The Impact of the Kenya 2008 Post-Election Violence on Rural Farm Households *
Laura Barasa, University of Nairobi | Slides
Appropriability of Returns to Training as a Barrier to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Burundi
Nicholas Swanson, UC Berkeley
Featured Speakers: Said Rutabayiro Ngoga Division Head, Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA); Mutembesa Daniel, Artificial Intelligence Research Lab, Makerere University; Fred Otieno, IBM Research; Martin Gordon Mubangizi, UN Global Pulse Lab Kampala
Moderator: Sekou Remy, IBM Research
Featured Speakers: Patrick Hitayezu, National Bank of Rwanda; James Ogada, Busara Center for Behavioral Research; Denise Ferris, BRAC
Moderator: Carson Christiano, Center for Effective Global Action
CEGA highlighted over 30 posters from both individuals and organizations in two different categories:
1) [Individual] Research Abstract: Posters showcased early-stage research or disseminated policy-relevant research.
2) [Individual or Organization] Programmatic Learnings and Opportunities: Individuals or organizations who have conducted capacity strengthening activities for African scholars showcased their successes and learnings. This included, but was not limited to curriculum development in evaluation methods, mentorship programs, short term trainings, inclusive journal policies, etc). This was also an opportunity for organizations to highlight relevant upcoming opportunities for African scholars.
Abstract from the posters can be found here.
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The 8th Annual EASST Summit was held at Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, Kenya on July 22-23, 2019. This years event brought together over 200 diverse participants, who discussed the latest research on economic development, health, agriculture, financial inclusion, and labour markets in East Africa....
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative is a multi-institution partnership with a mission to promote rigorous evaluation of social and economic programs in East Africa. Our inaugural conference, "Improving Youth Opportunities and Rural Livelihoods," featured the latest...
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