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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

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...

Data Science for Development

Measuring Development (VI): Data Integration and Data Fusion

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 31 2020

Thank you for joining our March 31st online conference, “Measuring Development: Data Integration and Data Fusion.” See the complete schedule with includes links to presentations and papers. We will be posting video recordings of the talks in the coming weeks. Participants learned how new...

On Saturday, March 14th, CEGA hosted the 13th annual Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev). The event brought together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss work that enhances our understanding of economic development, advances theoretical and empirical methods, and...


2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 13 2019

BITSS will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency...


BITSS Workshop: Unlocking the File Drawer

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 12 2019

BITSS and the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) will host a one-day ideation workshop titled “Unlocking the File Drawer” at UC Berkeley on December 12. The workshop will convene an interdisciplinary group of researchers, funders, journal editors, design specialists, and research...


BITSS Panel Discussion on Journal Reproducibility Policies and Practices

Seminar   |   past event  |  Dec 11 2019

BITSS and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) will host a panel on journal reproducibility policies and practices 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Dec. 11 at the BIDS office space at Doe Library, UC Berkeley. The panel will discuss perspectives and experiences at journals in economics,...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2019

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 01 2019

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...

Health & PsychologyTechnology

Evidence to Action 2019: Innovations in Health Data and Measurement

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 29 2019

Health is a stepping stone to achieving virtually all other human development goals. Yet we continue to face major obstacles in ensuring accessible, affordable, and high-quality health care, especially for people living in poverty. Thankfully, breakthroughs in the types of health data available,...

BITSS will hold its next Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in Washington DC, September 11-13, 2019. This RT2 is organized in partnership with the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and best...

Global Networks

8th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 22 2019

The 8th Annual EASST Summit was held at Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, Kenya on July 22-23, 2019. This years event brought together over 200 diverse participants, who discussed the latest research on economic development, health, agriculture, financial inclusion, and labour markets in East Africa....

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy 2019 Annual Meeting

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 10 2019

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...

Financial Inclusion

Digital Credit and Women’s Economic Empowerment Convening 2019

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 27 2019

On Thursday, June 27th, CEGA’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) hosted a research convening on digital credit and women’s economic empowerment at UC Berkeley. We invited researchers, thought partners, and practitioners to share work that advances our understanding of the relationship between...

The annual Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC), now in its eighth year, brings together a community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. This year’s conference took place on Thursday, May 20th and...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2019

Conference   |   past event  |  May 17 2019

CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative hosted its second annual convening on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at UC Berkeley. Faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics shared research advancing our understanding of the causes and consequences...

Data Science for DevelopmentInstitutions & Governance

Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project Annual Meeting: Political Economy of Conflict Spaces

Conference   |   past event  |  May 09 2019

ESOC held its 10th Annual Meeting at the University of California at San Diego. CEGA co-sponsored ESOC's 2019 Annual Meeting with the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago, the Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative, and the...

Global Networks

Play Based Learning in the Global South: A Chat with BRAC

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 28 2019

CEGA and the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies hosted BRAC for a lunch seminar on the Play Lab project, an evidence-based, playful learning intervention for young children low resource settings. BRAC’s Executive Director, Dr. Muhammad Musa and BRAC USA’s Education Director, Devon McLorg,...

Data Science for Development

Annual Conference on Measuring Development (V): Crisis Preparedness and Response

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 27 2019

The share of the extreme poor living in areas affected by fragility, conflict, and violence is expected to rise to nearly 50% by 2030, severely hampering global development efforts. Violent conflict has spiked dramatically since 2010, with trends such as climate change, rising inequality,...

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