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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.

Past Events


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...


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...

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

2023 WGAPE Meeting at UC Berkeley

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 03 2023

OVERVIEW WGAPE invited eight scholars to present at a meeting at University of California, Berkeley from March 3rd-4th, 2023.  The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science who combine field...


BITSS Annual Meeting 2023

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 03 2023

The BITSS Annual Meeting brings 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 11th BITSS Annual Meeting was...

Global Networks

CEGA Fellowship Q&A Webinar

Online   |   past event  |  Jan 30 2023

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 CEGA Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA). This call invites researchers from East Africa and West Africa interested in developing their skills in impact evaluations of economic development programs, and becoming champions for evidence-informed policy...

Financial Inclusion

Leveraging the Global Findex Microdata for Policy and Research

Online   |   past event  |  Jan 12 2023

About the Event Since 2011, the World Bank’s Global Findex Database has been the definitive source of data on global access to financial services from payments to savings and borrowing. The Findex data and its insights have driven numerous applications in both research and policy fronts across...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2022

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 09 2022

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...


Open Research Seminar (Fall 2022)

Seminar   |   past event  |  Dec 06 2022

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

Global Networks

Hope Over Fate Book Launch

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 15 2022

This 2-day event celebrated the release of Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty, a new biography of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed by Scott MacMillan, Director of Learning and Innovation for BRAC USA.   About the Book Hope Over Fate is the biography of Fazle...

Financial Inclusion

The Decade of Digital Inclusion 2022

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 02 2022

About the Event CEGA was proud to partner with the Marconi Society and the Haas School of Business Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) on the Decade of Digital Inclusion, a two day symposium to convene leading visionaries in technology, business, policy, and digital inclusion to help...

Institutions & Governance

E2A 2022: Confronting Conflict and Displacement in a Changed World

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 13 2022

The world sees between 20-50 armed conflicts each year. Today, active conflict persists in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia, and myriad other countries. The effects of related violence are traumatic for residents and destabilizing for states, and tend to linger long after active conflict...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer 2022 Workshop Series

Training   |   past event  |  Jul 20 2022

Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Summer 2022 Workshop Series The Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) initiative held its second workshop of 2022 on July 20th at UC Berkeley. During these workshops, instructors walked participants through two of our Geo4Dev learning...

J-PAL and UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action are excited to launch the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative's (DAISI) Regional Scholars program. As part of the Fall 2022 Request for Proposals, we offer research funding to eligible resident sub-Saharan...

Global Networks

2022 Africa Evidence Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 29 2022

About the Conference The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) held its 10th Annual Africa Evidence Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on June 29-30, 2022. The summit is an annual gathering that brings together our network of East and West African scholars, U.S.-based faculty, policymakers, and...

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