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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

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,...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2020

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 23 2020

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...

COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South

Seminar   |   past event  |  Oct 20 2020

Join CEGA, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) for the first in a webinar mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them.  As the...

Opportunity Lab

Labor Science in Healthcare and Education Research Symposium

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 09 2020

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and new data systems are continuing to revolutionize nearly every sector of the economy. The use of new algorithms and access to large granular datasets have led to new exciting research across different economic applications. With generous support from...

Global NetworksHealth & Psychology

Goal-setting and Male Inclusion: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health for Female Adolescents

Seminar   |   past event  |  Sep 23 2020

On September 23, 2020 at 8:30AM PT/11:30 AM ET, CEGA and BRAC hosted a webinar with Manisha Shah on Goal-setting and Male Inclusion: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health for Female Adolescents, a Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) funded study. Manisha Shah will...

Transparency

BITSS Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2)

Training   |   past event  |  Sep 21 2020

BITSS will hold its next Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) online Sep. 21-25, 2020. Sessions will take place 8–11:30 am PT (GMT-7) daily. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit: Filling a hole, or digging a hole? Evidence from Malawi

Seminar   |   past event  |  Sep 18 2020

On September 18th, CEGA's Digital Credit Observatory (DCO), as part of the DCO Webinar Series, hosted "Digital Credit: Filling a hole, or digging a hole? Evidence from Malawi." Jonathan Robinson (University of California, Santa Cruz; DCO Scientific Director), Pascaline Dupas (Stanford), and...

Global Networks

CEGA Summer Seminar Series

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jul 28 2020

Please note that this a closed event for CEGA affiliates and their graduate students and CEGA's Global Networks partners. The CEGA Summer Seminar series will bring together researchers from the CEGA network, as well as our partner networks in East and West Africa (the East Africa Social Science...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy 2020 Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 21 2020

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...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

Cash Transfers for COVID-19 Relief

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jul 14 2020

Since March, governments and NGOs across the world have been working to provide cash support to the individuals and households most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, ensuring this support reaches the right people quickly, especially in countries where data is unreliable or...

Opportunity Lab

Reevaluating the US Safety Net During and After COVID-19

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jul 01 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of unemployment and economic uncertainty. Support systems designed to help working people during moments of temporary instability are proving insufficient when work has dried up and the long-term picture is so uncertain. Is it...

Transparency

Computational Reproducibility in Economics

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 27 2020

On June 27th, BITSS hosted two virtual sessions on research reproducibility at the 95th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI). The sessions presented resources and lessons learned from the Accelerating Computation Reproducibility in Economics (ACRE) project led...

Data Science for Development

COVID-19 in the Global South: Economic Impacts and Recovery

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 10 2020

COVID-19 is threatening the health and economic security of communities around the world, with dire implications for those living in poverty. As the pandemic unfolds, CEGA is committed to sharing practical insights that support evidence-based responses in the Global South. On June 10th, CEGA...

Opportunity Lab

Inequality and Place: Urban Economics Research Workshop

Conference   |   past event  |  May 19 2020

On May 19th (formerly May 29th), O-Lab will host a full-day conference featuring leading researchers in urban economics and place-based policy. This event, part of O-Lab's Initiative on Inequality and Place, will present a range of new papers on topics such as urban migration patterns,...

Financial Inclusion

Fintech and Household Resilience to Shocks: Evidence from Digital Loans in Kenya

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 06 2020

On May 6th, 2020 CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted a webinar with Prashant Bharadwaj: Fintech and Household Resilience to Shocks: Evidence from Digital Loans in Kenya. CEGA Affiliate Prashant Bharadwaj (University of California, San Diego) presented joint work with William Jack 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. It is co-led by Amanda Robinson (Ohio State University), Amma...

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