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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

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...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2013

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 23 2013

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...

Global Networks

2nd Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 05 2013

The EASST Collaborative is a multi-institution research network with a mission to promote rigorous evaluation of social and economic development programs in East Africa. EASST’s annual regional conference represents a rare opportunity to bring together local and international researchers to...

Mobile Money: Technology to Transform Transactions

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 19 2013

What if anyone with a phone could send and receive money across the market stand, or across the world – conveniently, reliably, and securely? What if everyone in the same village or neighborhood could act as a mobile money agent? And what if every mobile phone came with a savings account and...

BERI Launch Workshop

Training   |   past event  |  Jun 05 2013

On June 5, 2013 the Behavioral Economics in Reproductive health Initiative (BERI) held a launch workshop in Washington, DC with 12 leading providers of reproductive health and family planning services throughout the world. BERI is a research program identifying novel social and economic strategies...

Global Networks

A Workshop on African Political Economy

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 20 2013

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE - pronounced "wah-gah-pay") 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...

Agriculture

ATAI Partnership Development Conference

Conference   |   past event  |  May 09 2013

J-PAL and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) hosted the second matchmaking conference for the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) In Berkeley, California May 9th and 10th, 2013. The conference brought together researchers and practitioners active in agriculture, focusing...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2013

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 03 2013

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE - pronounced "wah-gah-pay") 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...

Energy & Environment

Evidence to Action 2013: Promoting Global Development in a Changing Climate

Conference   |   past event  |  Apr 25 2013

On April 25, CEGA joined its partner organizations the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the Energy Institute at Haas in hosting “Evidence to Action: Promoting Global Development in a Changing Climate.” The symposium highlighted new research on the impact and cost-effectiveness of...

The 2013 Pacific Conference on Development Economics (Pac-Dev) was held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at San Francisco State University. Pac-Dev was presented by the Bay Area Development Association, with sessions chaired by faculty from UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UC Davis, UC...

DIL Launch Workshop

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 01 2013

The Development Impact Lab (DIL) fosters sustainable, equitable growth by linking technological innovation -- like the design of solar microgrids or mobile phone apps -- with rigorous social and economic analysis. This inaugural workshop highlighted several new techniques for measuring the impact...

This one-day meeting brought together a select group of researchers from across disciplines - including Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Statistics - to discuss the use of pre-analysis plans and study registries. The goal of the meeting was to understand the promise, as well as...

Global Networks

Visiting Scholar Development Lunch 2012

Seminar   |   past event  |  Dec 06 2012

Please join CEGA on Thursday, December 6 from 12:00-2:00 pm in Evans Hall 648 for a development seminar featuring our inaugural class of BRAC and EASST visiting scholars. Over the fall semester, the CEGA scholars have been designing impact evaluation studies alongside CEGA faculty and graduate...

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics hosted the 2012 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) from November...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2012

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 02 2012

Agenda 8:30-9:00am Breakfast 9:00-9:15am Introduction (presentation) Temina Madon, Exec. Director and Carson Christiano, Head of Research Partnerships  9:15-10:05am “Could Droughts Improve Human Capital? Evidence from India” Manisha Shah, UC...

Global Networks

CEGA Visiting Scholar Welcome Reception

Seminar   |   past event  |  Oct 23 2012

On October 23, CEGA welcomed it's inaugural class of current visiting scholars -- Proloy Barua from BRAC in Uganda, Narayan Das from BRAC in Bangladesh, Constantine Manda with the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, and  Fitsum Mulugeta from the Ethiopian Economics Association -- to the...

Global Networks

Search Find Reporting Research: A Workshop for Journalists & Social Scientists

Training   |   past event  |  Jul 14 2012

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative held a one-day workshop intended to foster collaboration between social scientists and journalists working in East Africa and the U.S. Journalists had the opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge research in development economics,...

Global Networks

EASST Launch Conference

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 12 2012

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative is a multi-institution partnership with a mission to promote rigorous evaluation of social and economic programs in East Africa. Our inaugural conference, "Improving Youth Opportunities and Rural Livelihoods," featured the latest...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2012

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 24 2012

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE - pronounced "wah-gah-pay") 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...

Global Networks

African Social Scientists Reception (PAA 2012)

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 04 2012

This special reception gave participants the opportunity to meet researchers from the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC) and learn more about the opportunities we were offering to talented young African researchers. The...

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