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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

UC Berkeley is excited to host the 13th annual Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev), 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...

Global Networks

DIWA Impact Evaluation Training and Matchmaking Workshop

Training   |   Mar 24 2020 - Mar 27 2020

Development Impact West Africa (DIWA), a programme aimed at supporting evidence generation and use to inform policy decisions in West Africa, will be holding an Impact Evaluation Training and Matchmaking Workshop on March 24-27, 2020 in Accra, Ghana. The impact evaluation training will train...

New sources of “big” data--including call detail records, satellites, and remote sensing networks--are changing the landscape of global development. These sources are particularly useful to researchers and decision-makers as they provide data at a much higher frequency and lower marginal cost...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2020

Conference   |   May 01 2020   09:00 - 17:00

CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Initiative will host its third annual convening on May 1st, 2020 at UC Berkeley. In recent years, this event has brought together faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics to share research advancing our...

Global NetworksData & MeasurementTechnology

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Workshop

Training   |   Jun 24 2020

On June 24th, 2020, CEGA and New Light Technologies Inc. will host a one-day Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer Workshop on the sidelines of CEGA’s 9th Annual East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop is designed to equip...

Global Networks

9th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   Jun 25 2020 - Jun 26 2020

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative, managed by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley, is holding its 9th Annual EASST Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Over the past nine years, EASST has built a robust network of 34 talented East African...

Past Events


2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 13 2019

BITSS will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency...


BITSS Workshop: Unlocking the File Drawer

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 12 2019

BITSS and the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) will host a one-day ideation workshop titled “Unlocking the File Drawer” at UC Berkeley on December 12. The workshop will convene an interdisciplinary group of researchers, funders, journal editors, design specialists, and research...


BITSS Panel Discussion on Journal Reproducibility Policies and Practices

Seminar   |   past event  |  Dec 11 2019

BITSS and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) will host a panel on journal reproducibility policies and practices 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Dec. 11 at the BIDS office space at Doe Library, UC Berkeley. The panel will discuss perspectives and experiences at journals in economics,...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2019

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 01 2019

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...

Health & PsychologyTechnology

Evidence to Action 2019: Innovations in Health Data and Measurement

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 29 2019

Health is a stepping stone to achieving virtually all other human development goals. Yet we continue to face major obstacles in ensuring accessible, affordable, and high-quality health care, especially for people living in poverty. Thankfully, breakthroughs in the types of health data available,...

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...

Global Networks

8th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 22 2019

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....

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy 2019 Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 10 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...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit and Women’s Economic Empowerment Convening 2019

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 27 2019

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

The annual Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC), now in its eighth year, brings together a community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. This year’s conference took place on Thursday, May 20th and...

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