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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

Transparency

Costing Community of Practice (CCoP) Brown Bag Lunches (BBLs)

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jul 20 2021

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 evidence. ...

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) hosts the fourth webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and...

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...

Global Networks

2021 Africa Evidence Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Apr 07 2021

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) catalyzes inclusive, innovative research to inspire social change. Over the past decade, CEGA’s East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative has linked early-career East African scholars, US-based scholars, and local policymakers to...

Data Science for Development

Measuring Development 2021: Emerging Data and Methods in Global Health Research

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 31 2021

The field of public health has seen major methodological progress in recent years, catalyzed in no small part by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, researchers are using new types of data and new analytical tools to measure, track, and analyze health trends, interventions, and...

As we transitioned into the new administration and begin planning for a post-COVID economy, California and the Bay Area continued to face serious challenges around housing supply and affordability, homelessness and displacement, and the question of how to ensure broad and equitable economic...

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,...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2021

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 11 2021

Research at the intersection of psychology and economics is shedding light on the ways in which resource scarcity, volatility and other dimensions of poverty impact economic decision-making, cognition, health and well-being, with far-reaching implications for health and economic development. On...

CEGA is organizing a panel as a part of the Center for Security in Politics' event on Free and Fair Elections, led by former president of the University of California Janet Napolitano. This panel will look at election security from an international comparative aspect focused on election security...

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) hosted the third webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Seminar Series

Seminar   |   past event  |  Feb 11 2021

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...

Global Networks

CEGA Global Workshop

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 03 2021

Please note that this a closed event for CEGA affiliates and their graduate students and CEGA’s Global Networks partners. The CEGA Global Workshop is a bi-weekly virtual forum that brings together researchers from the CEGA affiliate network, as well as our partner networks throughout Africa...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit Speed and Repayment Rates in Mexico

Online   |   past event  |  Feb 01 2021

On February 1st, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted Digital Credit Speed and Repayment Rates in Mexico as part of the DCO Webinar Series. Alfredo Burlando (University of Oregon)and Silvia Prina (Northeastern) presented preliminary results from the DCO-funded project, Slowing Down...

Transparency

9th BITSS Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Jan 07 2021

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its 9th Annual Meeting on January 7-8, 2021. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a fully virtual event and the program will run between 8 am and 12 pm PT. The BITSS Annual Meeting brings together actors...

On December 10th-11th, CEGA's Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Initiative hosted an online symposium to showcase cutting-edge tools, datasets, and applications of geospatial data for global development research, followed by a hands-on workshop for those interested in building or...

Energy & Environment

Disaster and Displacement: Inequalities in Climate Migration

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 11 2020

This event is part of CEGA's 2020 Evidence to Action (E2A) Series, which showcases research on climate change, the environment, and global poverty. The event is co-hosted with the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, and the Human Rights Center as part of  UC Berkeley's Social...

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) co-organized the second webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and...

Understanding the costs of a program or policy–in addition to its impacts–is critical to making informed decisions about how limited development resources are spent. Yet the supply of cost evidence in international development is low, of inferior quality, and lacking in transparency. In...

Data Science for DevelopmentEnergy & EnvironmentTechnology

Infra4Dev Conference 2020: Decarbonizing Infrastructure

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 18 2020

This event was part of CEGA's 2020 Evidence to Action (E2A) Series, showcasing research on climate change, the environment, and global poverty.  Jointly organized by the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency and the University of California, Berkeley, the second annual #Infra4Dev...

Energy & Environment

Evidence to Action 2020: Climate Change and the Global South

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 16 2020

This year, CEGA's annual Evidence to Action (E2A) symposium included three webinars featuring research on climate change, the environment, and global poverty.  Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies, and affecting lives,...

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