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See below for information about upcoming and past CEGA events.

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.

Past Events

Conference on Behavioral Health Economics

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 14 2014

In collaboration with the Behavior Change Research Network (BCRN), the Berkeley Population Center, the Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance, and the Center on the Economics and Demographics of Aging (CEDA), CEGA hosted a full day conference on Behavioral Health Economics on Friday,...

World Development Report Seminar

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 13 2014

CEGA will host a seminar by Anna Fruttero, one of the authors of World Development Report 2015, Mind, Society and Behavior, in conjunction with the Behavioral Health Economics Conference held on Friday. The talk will highlight key findings. This year's Report, set to launch in...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2014

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 24 2014

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...

Technologies for measuring the adoption and impact of development interventions have seen substantial innovation over the past several years—examples include the use of microsatellite data for mapping weather patterns and agricultural yields, sensors for tracking behavior change, smart meters for...


DIME Workshop on Innovations for Agriculture

Training   |   past event  |  Jun 16 2014

On June 16 - 20, 2014 the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team facilitated an Impact Evaluation workshop on Innovations for Agriculture, in Kigali, Rwanda. The workshop brought together practitioners, subject experts, and researchers working to improve the productivity of smallholder farmers....

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3rd Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 16 2014

Small-scale or subsistence farmers make up approximately 90% of the agricultural activity in Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ensuring sustainable practices, improving harvests through innovation and best practices, and connecting farmers to markets can all pay a role in promoting food security and...


Data Science Meets Social Science

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 05 2014

All across the social sciences we can see a convergence around the ideals of openness and reproducibility. Over the past years, the injection of ways of thinking and working from scientific computing into social science research has helped develop an infrastructure to make this agenda possible....


Transparency Practices for Empirical Social Science Research

Training   |   past event  |  Jun 02 2014

Over the past years, an inspiring number of bottom-up innovations across social science disciplines have sought to advance the reliability, reproducibility, and validity of empirical social studies, realigning scholarly incentives with scholarly values. Examples include systematic disclosure of...

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Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2014

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 16 2014

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. Since 2002, the group has met semi-annually to discuss the...

BREAD Conference on Development Economics

Conference   |   past event  |  May 08 2014

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 and dedicated to encouraging research and scholarship in development economics. BREAD organizes annual conferences, by invitation only, on important issues in micro-economics. The...


Evidence to Action 2014: Building Markets for Small Scale Farmers

Conference   |   past event  |  May 01 2014

Without agricultural progress, poverty and hunger will persist. CEGA is at the forefront of researching innovative ways to encourage advances in agriculture in Africa and South Asia. This year, our annual research symposium featured emerging evidence and novel interventions that improve how markets...

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South Asia Regional Impact Evaluation Workshop

Training   |   past event  |  Apr 27 2014

Within the complex and diverse world of international development initiatives, intensive program and policy evaluation is crucial to inform policy-makers and advise development initiatives. As part of our BRAC-CEGA Learning Collaborative, we are partnering with BRAC, the World Bank's Strategic...

Join us in discussion of William Easterly’s new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, and to consider a new approach to fighting global poverty focused on freedom and individual rights. Ted Miguel will join Easterly in conversation on the...

Revealing the Demand for Pro-poor Innovations

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 27 2014

Many barriers hinder the take-up and diffusion of promising innovations that could substantially improve the lives of the poor. New technologies are often inappropriately designed, unaffordable, or inaccessible to those they seek to serve. How can we better capture the demand from consumers at the...

The 2014 Pacific Conference on Development Economics (Pac-Dev) was held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the University of California, Los Angeles. The agenda featured 80 papers grouped into themed, concurrently-running sessions. Each paper was alloted 15 minutes. Photo credit: Adam...

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Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Fall 2013

Seminar   |   past event  |  Dec 19 2013

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) held a one-day workshop on December 19th, 2013 which fostered constructive dialogue on research in progress by bringing together faculty and graduate students from top institutions on the West Coast. Researchers presented five works on topics...

The annual meeting of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) featured presentations of several recent and promising efforts to increase transparency in economics, political science, psychology, and biostatistics. During this day and a half, a packed room of...


International Fund for Agricultural Development Evaluation Workshop

Training   |   past event  |  Dec 09 2013

CEGA faculty and staff developed a curriculum to build the capacity of IFAD’s statistics division to conduct rigorous evaluations of the Fund’s activities. The training focused heavily on identifying causality, and differentiating impact assessment from monitoring and evaluation...

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Visiting Scholar Development Lunch 2013

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 26 2013

Please join CEGA for two seminars featuring our BRAC and EASST visiting scholars. Over the fall semester, the CEGA scholars have been designing impact evaluation studies alongside CEGA faculty and graduate students, and learning from the Berkeley community as a whole. We hope you will take this...

Development Engineering: Behavioral Sensing Seminar Series

Seminar   |   past event  |  Oct 24 2013

In developing countries, quantitative social science research relies heavily on infrequent surveys that capture the self-reported behavior of individuals and their families. These data can be biased and unreliable and are extremely costly to collect. Repeated surveying also has been shown to...

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