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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

Transparency

2024 BITSS Annual Meeting

Conference   |   Mar 08 2024   09:00 - 17:00

The BITSS Annual Meeting brought together actors from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share novel research and discuss efforts to improve the credibility of social science by advancing research transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics. The 12th BITSS Annual Meeting will be...

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,...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) 2024 Meeting

Seminar   |   Mar 20 2024 - Mar 23 2024

Applications to present at the 2024 WGAPE Meeting have now closed. This is a closed event. The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Annual Meeting will be held this year in Accra, Ghana from March 20-23, 2024. WGAPE brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2024

Conference   |   Apr 26 2024

A growing body of research is revealing new insights into the psychological consequences of poverty and its potential impacts on social and economic development. Through collaborations across psychology, economics, and other disciplines, this work is producing evidence with the potential to shape...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Measuring Development 2024: AI, The Next Generation

Conference   |   May 02 2024   08:30 - 17:00

Foundational models like large language models (LLMs) have recently commanded widespread public attention—and caution—given their transformational potential for both our economy and society. Naturally, questions loom about how these AI innovations will impact the global development research and...

Global Networks

2024 Africa Evidence Summit

Conference   |   Jul 10 2024 - Jul 11 2024   09:00 - 05:30

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) will hold their 12th annual Africa Evidence Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from July 10-11, 2024. We are delighted to partner with the Economic and Social Research Foundation...


Past Events

Introducing the Childhood Cost Calculator (C3)

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 20 2024

The Costing Community of Practice (CCoP) Brown Bag Series invites stakeholders and a limited audience of between 20-50 individuals engaged in research and global development policy to hear presentations and discuss the latest research and innovations in the production and use of cost...

Introducing the Dioptra Costing Tool

Online   |   past event  |  Dec 05 2023

The Costing Community of Practice (CCoP) Brown Bag Series invites stakeholders and a limited audience of between 20-50 individuals engaged in research and global development policy to hear presentations and discuss the latest research and innovations in the production and use of cost...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2023

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 27 2023

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...

The Costing Community of Practice (CCoP) Brown Bag Series invites stakeholders and a limited audience of between 20-50 individuals engaged in research and global development policy to hear presentations and discuss the latest research and innovations in the production and use of cost...

Transparency

BITSS Workshop: Forecasting in the Social Sciences

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 13 2023

Led by Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) and Eva Vivalt (The University of Toronto), the 2023 workshop will bring together leaders from across academic disciplines to present new research findings, share knowledge, and continue charting a path forward for prediction in the social sciences. We...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Evidence to Action (E2A) 2023: Realigning Tech for Social Impact

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 28 2023

A decade ago, new technology promised to tip the scales in the fight against global poverty. An explosion of digital data — together with engineering advances, novel analytical approaches, and new options for mobile delivery of products, services, and information — heralded the arrival...

AgricultureTechnology

Geo4Dev Workshop: Crop Yield Mapping Using Satellite Data

Training   |   past event  |  Sep 28 2023

The Geo4Dev Workshop series features novel applications of geospatial analysis and how they can help inform social science and public policy-related questions. The workshops teach students, faculty, and other members of our global intellectual community how to integrate these approaches into their...

Financial Inclusion

Data Privacy’s Impact on the Future of Financial Inclusion

Webinar   |   past event  |  Aug 22 2023

Data breaches and data misuse have permeated the news over the past few years, raising the importance of terms like data privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. Despite this, there is little consensus on what exactly privacy means, and how to best protect consumer’s data. In an era...

*This is a closed event* The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), together with the UN Refugee Agency in Jordan (UNHCR) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) will bring together researchers and decision makers from local and international NGOs to share results from the Syrian Refugee...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) 2023 Annual Meeting

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 22 2023

The deadline to submit has closed. The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) invites interested scholars to submit a paper to present at the Annual WGAPE Meeting, held this year in Nairobi, Kenya from June 22-23, 2023 (following the Africa Evidence Summit which will be held June...

Global Networks

2023 Africa Evidence Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 19 2023

Watch the Africa Evidence Summit recap video and stay connected by signing up for the CEGA newsletter. The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) held its 11th annual Africa Evidence Summit in Nairobi, Kenya from June 19-20, 2023.  The summit is an annual in-person gathering that...

Global Networks

Call for Posters: 11th Annual Africa Evidence Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 19 2023

Overview CEGA and the Busara Center invite academics, practitioners, and international development organizations to submit a poster for the 11th annual Africa Evidence Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on June 19-20, 2023. We will highlight posters from both individuals and organizations in two different...

Transparency

Costing Community of Practice 2023 Brown Bag Lunches

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 14 2023

The Costing Community of Practice (CCoP) Brown Bag Series invites stakeholders and a limited audience of between 20-50 individuals engaged in research and global development policy to hear presentations and discuss the latest research and innovations in the production and use of cost...

Transparency

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) 2023

Training   |   past event  |  May 17 2023

RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The program is developed and delivered by leading researchers from across the social sciences and will provide participants with opportunities for collaborative work and...

Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Measuring Development 2023: Mitigating the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change

Conference   |   past event  |  May 04 2023

A technician uses a drone to measure methane emissions from a landfill in Senegal. Image by Leonardo Viotti. Human activity has caused precipitous increases in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, resulting in a one degree warming of average global surface temperatures over the past century. As the...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Seminar Series

Seminar   |   past event  |  Apr 20 2023

The experience of living in poverty has psychological consequences that impede a person’s ability to navigate the challenges of daily life, make decisions, and plan for the future. Further research on the relationships between poverty and beliefs, aspirations, mental health, stress, and cognition...

AgricultureHealth & Psychology

PEP Seminar: How a Focused Budgeting Activity Increased Savings across the Hungry Season in Zambia

Webinar   |   past event  |  Apr 20 2023

The hungry season—a period of shortfalls in food and savings before the following harvest—is a common feature of life for rural families in many developing countries. To make up for these shortfalls, many farmers turn to casual wage labor to buy food or cut back on investments that could...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2023

Conference   |   past event  |  Apr 14 2023

A growing body of research is revealing new insights into the psychological consequences of poverty and its potential impacts on social and economic development. Through collaborations across psychology, economics, and other disciplines, this work is producing evidence with the potential to shape...

Global Networks

DIWA Impact Evaluation Training and Matchmaking Workshop 2023

Training   |   past event  |  Mar 27 2023

Please note that this is an invitation-only event. Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) in collaboration with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Africa (J-PAL Africa) is pleased to announce its 2023 Impact Evaluation Training and Matchmaking Workshop. The 5-day intensive program will be...

Transparency

Open Research Seminar (Spring 2023)

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 23 2023

The CEGA-managed Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is excited to announce the Spring 2023 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...

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