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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

Financial Inclusion

DCO Panel: Evidence on the Impacts of Digital Credit

Online   |   past event  |  Oct 25 2021

Digital credit often uses machine learning and “alternative” big data sources, such as mobile phone usage, to generate credit scores and distribute loans to consumers in an instant, automated, and remote fashion. Are these products distributing loans to low-income and financially underserved...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2021

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 15 2021

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...

Data Science for DevelopmentTechnology

A Talk with Togolese Minister of Digital Economy: Cina Lawson

Seminar   |   past event  |  Oct 13 2021

CEGA was thrilled to host Cina Lawson, the Togolese Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, for a public talk at UC Berkeley. Minister Lawson was named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in Davos and featured in Forbes's top 20 "Youngest Power Women in Africa."...

Data Science for DevelopmentFinancial Inclusion

Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria

Online   |   past event  |  Sep 08 2021

On September 8th, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: Results from a Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria as part of the DCO Webinar Series. Researchers Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley; DCO Scientific Director), Daniel Björkegren (Brown), and Suraj Nair...

Transparency

BITSS Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2)

Training   |   past event  |  Aug 25 2021

BITSS will hold its next Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) on 8/25, 8/27, 9/1, and 9/3. RT2 will be hosted online and sessions will take place 8–11:30 am PT (GMT-7) on the days noted. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and practices for...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) 2021 Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Aug 11 2021

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...

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...

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