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CEGA regularly convenes researchers, decision-makers, and implementing partners from around the world to forge new partnerships, discuss open research questions, share findings, and translate research evidence into effective policymaking.

Upcoming Events


Open Research Seminar (Fall 2022)

Seminar   |   Dec 06 2022 - Dec 07 2022

The CEGA-managed Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is excited to announce the Open Research Seminar (ORS), a webinar series to promote and share knowledge about the use of tools and practices for transparency and reproducibility in social science research. The ORS...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2022

Conference   |   Dec 09 2022   09:30 - 04:30

The CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) is an annual gathering of invited faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students from multiple CEGA campuses with a shared interest in impact evaluation for social and economic development. R^2 is designed to generate feedback and discussion around presentations of...

About the Conference The Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev) is one of the major annual conferences dedicated to development economics. The event brings together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss work that enhances our understanding of economic development,...

Past Events

Global Networks

Hope Over Fate Book Launch

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 15 2022

This 2-day event will celebrate the release of Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty, a new biography of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed by Scott MacMillan, Director of Learning and Innovation for BRAC USA.   About the Book Hope Over Fate is the biography of...

Financial Inclusion

The Decade of Digital Inclusion 2022

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 02 2022

About the Event CEGA is proud to partner with the Marconi Society and the Haas School of Business Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) on the Decade of Digital Inclusion, a two day symposium to convene leading visionaries in technology, business, policy, and digital inclusion to help...

Institutions & Governance

E2A 2022: Confronting Conflict and Displacement in a Changed World

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 13 2022

The world sees between 20-50 armed conflicts each year. Today, active conflict persists in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia, and myriad other countries. The effects of related violence are traumatic for residents and destabilizing for states, and tend to linger long after active conflict...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer 2022 Workshop Series

Training   |   past event  |  Jul 20 2022

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer 2022 Workshop Series The Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) initiative held its second workshop of 2022 on July 20th at UC Berkeley. During these workshops, instructors walked participants through two of our Geo4Dev learning...

J-PAL and UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action are excited to launch the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative's (DAISI) Regional Scholars program. As part of the Fall 2022 Request for Proposals, we offer research funding to eligible resident sub-Saharan...

Global Networks

2022 Africa Evidence Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 29 2022

About the Conference The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) held its 10th Annual Africa Evidence Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on June 29-30, 2022. The summit is an annual gathering that brings together our network of East and West African scholars, U.S.-based faculty, policymakers, and...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) 2022 Annual Meeting

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 27 2022

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science who combine field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods. The group has met semi-annually to discuss the in-progress...

Global Networks

Development Impact Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 21 2022

About the Conference Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) held its Development Impact Summit on June 21-22, 2022 in Accra, Ghana. The Development Impact Summit brought together the impact evaluation community in West Africa, government officials in Ghana, and renowned experts in the field from...

Financial Inclusion

The Promise and Future of New Financial Technology: For Better or for Worse?

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 07 2022

Breakthroughs in technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, mobile banking, investment apps, and digital credit are rapidly changing the global financial ecosystem and driving the creation of novel business models. The fintech revolution holds the promise of not only improving access and...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research

Conference   |   past event  |  May 11 2022

About the Conference It is nearly impossible to participate in the modern economy without mobile devices. Smartphones, sensors, and other mobile technologies are becoming ever more essential parts of everyday social and economic activity. As a result of their ubiquity, mobile measurement tools and...

Global Networks

CEGA Global Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Apr 06 2022

Please note that this a closed event for CEGA affiliates and their graduate students and CEGA’s Global Networks partners. The CEGA Global Workshop is a bi-weekly virtual forum that brings together researchers from the CEGA affiliate network, as well as our partner networks throughout Africa...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2022

Conference   |   past event  |  Apr 01 2022

New, interdisciplinary research has uncovered how facets of our psychology--including cognition, beliefs, aspirations, and norms--impact decision-making, with downstream consequences for health, economic outcomes, and well-being. This work is especially important in the context of poverty and...

Global Networks

Launching the Collaboration for Inclusive Development Research

Online   |   past event  |  Mar 09 2022

Please note that this an invitation-only event.   Investments in resources, training and career development opportunities for African scholars have expanded significantly in recent years, which (at least anecdotally) have helped increase African authorship in peer-reviewed journals and...

About the Conference The Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev) is one of the major annual conferences dedicated to development economics. The event brings together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss work that enhances our understanding of economic development,...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Cultivating Capacity: Building Data Science and Data Centers Across Africa

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 23 2022

How can greater data science capacity across Africa increase the effectiveness of NGO’s and governments serving local populations? Join the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and for a roundtable discussion exploring the building blocks required to build robust localized data...

Global Networks

Visiting Fellowship Competition Q&A Webinar

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 17 2022

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 Visiting Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA). This call invites researchers from East Africa and Anglophone West Africa interested in developing their skills in impact evaluation and implementation science to apply for a four-month fellowship...


10th BITSS Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Feb 10 2022

The CEGA-managed Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) held its 10th Annual Meeting on February 10-11, 2022.         Program The BITSS Annual Meeting brings together actors from academia, scholarly publishing, and...


Impact of Building Market Linkages in Uganda

Online   |   past event  |  Nov 09 2021

Mobile phone-based marketplaces are designed to enhance smallholder farmers' ability to access buyers directly (creating “market linkages”). Can such a digital platform benefit smallholder farmer producers, by helping them sell their goods at  better prices, and help consumers by improving the...

Evidence to Action 2021: Reimagining Development Aid

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 04 2021

Social protection programs and emergency aid are two of the most common--and most powerful--tools governments and NGOs have to protect vulnerable members of society. With tens of millions of additional people living in “extreme poverty” since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasing...

CEGA’s second annual "Cost-ober" series featured two webinars and a virtual workshop on cost analysis and its important role in impact evaluation research. The event was hosted by CEGA's Cost Transparency Initiative and associated Costing Community of Practice (CCoP). Please see below for...

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