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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 aid in the translation of research into effective policymaking.

Upcoming Events

2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC)


Conference   |   May 30 2019 - May 31 2019   09:00 - 17:00

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) are excited to host the 2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) at the Spieker Forum in Chou Hall, UC Berkeley on Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st. SEEDEC, now...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit and Women’s Economic Empowerment Convening 2019


Conference   |   Jun 27 2019   09:00 - 17:00

On Thursday, June 27th, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) will host a research convening on digital credit and women’s economic empowerment at UC Berkeley. We invite researchers, thought partners, and practitioners to share work that advances our understanding of the relationship between...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy 2019 Annual Meeting


Conference   |   Jul 10 2019 - Jul 12 2019

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

8th Annual EASST Summit


Conference   |   Jul 22 2019 - Jul 23 2019   09:00 - 17:00

EASST will hold our 8th Annual EASST Summit at Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, Kenya on July 22-23, 2019. July 22: Will feature the dissemination of policy relevant research. This day will also feature two panels: 1) a round table discussion on recent lessons-learned in health research in East...

BITSS will hold its next Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in Washington DC, September 11-13, 2019. This RT2 is organized in partnership with the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and best...


Past Events

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2019


Conference   |   past event  |  May 17 2019

CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative is excited to host its second annual convening on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at UC Berkeley. We invite faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics to share research that advances our understanding of...

Global Networks

Play Based Learning in the Global South: A Chat with BRAC


Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 28 2019

CEGA and the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies hosted BRAC for a lunch seminar on the Play Lab project, an evidence-based, playful learning intervention for young children low resource settings. BRAC’s Executive Director, Dr. Muhammad Musa and BRAC USA’s Education Director, Devon McLorg,...

Data & Measurement

Annual Conference on Measuring Development (V): Crisis Preparedness and Response


Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 27 2019

The share of the extreme poor living in areas affected by fragility, conflict, and violence is expected to rise to nearly 50% by 2030, severely hampering global development efforts. Violent conflict has spiked dramatically since 2010, with trends such as climate change, rising inequality,...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy 2019 International Meeting


Conference   |   past event  |  Jan 25 2019

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...

Transparency

BITSS Annual Meeting 2018


Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 10 2018

BITSS held its seventh Annual Meeting on December 10, 2018 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. The event brings together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy Fall 2018 Regional Meeting


Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 07 2018

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...

Data & Measurement

Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) 2018


Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 15 2018

The 2nd Annual Symposium on Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) will focus on geospatial research that addresses climate- and conflict-driven migration and humanitarian response. This includes observation and modeling of migration and human settlement patterns (in response...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2018


Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 02 2018

The CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) is an annual gathering of invited faculty, staff and students from multiple CEGA campuses with a shared interest in impact evaluation. The purpose of R^2, which features presentations by CEGA-affiliated researchers and their collaborators, is to generate feedback for...

Work & Education

Evidence to Action 2018: The Reality & Future of Work


Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 01 2018

The contours of work are radically changing. Innovations in policy and technology promise to generate new pathways out of poverty through improved access to information, infrastructure, capital, and markets. At the same time, rapid innovation has led to growing inequality and uncertainty for some...

Energy & Environment

Building the Evidence Base for Accelerated Climate Action


Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 13 2018

Recent threats to the Paris Climate Accord have added new urgency to global efforts to address climate change. Stronger coordination between the policy and research communities is urgently needed to promote economic development while minimizing further damage to the environment. “Building the...

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