The Development Impact Lab (DIL), funded by USAID, builds scale into the design of new technologies for global development. Yet the precise barriers to scale are often ill-defined at the outset– and there are few generalized mechanisms for scaling evidence-based innovations in emerging markets. To learn from ongoing efforts around the globe, DIL is hosting our annual State of the Science conference on The Science of Scaling.
Co-hosted by CEGA and the Blum Center, this one-day conference will bring together academic researchers, development practitioners, technology developers, and investors to review the evidence on scaling successful anti-poverty innovations–particularly those developed at universities. Are there proven methods for technology transfer from university to government agencies or NGOs? Why do some products and interventions scale better than others? What facilitates the adoption of new technologies by end-users? This event will explore these questions and help articulate a research agenda for the “Science of Scaling”.
9:00am – 9:20am Welcome Remarks
9:20am – 10:40am External Validity – Multi-Country Studies: Same Hypothesis, Different Settings
10:40am – 11:55pm Enabling Scale with Technology
11:55am – 1:00pm Testing at Scale
1:00pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm – 2:40pm Spotlight: Education Interventions at Scale
2:40pm – 3:50pm Using Media and Civil Society to Promote Scale Up
3:50pm – 5:00pm Mixed Methods Research for Scaling DevEng Innovations
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