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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

Building the Evidence Base for Accelerated Climate Action

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 13 2018

Recent threats to the Paris Climate Accord have added new urgency to global efforts to address climate change. Stronger coordination between the policy and research communities is urgently needed to promote economic development while minimizing further damage to the environment. “Building the...

Energy & Environment

Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 12 2018

This Global Climate Action Summit event discussed the findings of the World Bank’s flagship report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration and its implications for inclusive and climate-resilient urban development. According to the report, by 2050, more than 143 million people in...

Transparency

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Los Angeles

Training   |   past event  |  Sep 05 2018

RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is developed and delivered by academic leaders in the open science movement and there is space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building....

Institutions & Governance

Sharing Strategies, Sharing Solutions: A Policy Institute for Innovations in Public Services

Conference   |   past event  |  Aug 27 2018

Monday, August 27 10:00am Welcoming Remarks Ernesto Dal Bó, Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley 10:45am Brief Overview of the EDI Programme’s Approach to Policy Uptake Mark Henstridge, Chief Economist, Oxford Policy Management 11:00am...

Global Networks

7th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 06 2018

CEGA's 7th Annual EASST Summit was held in Kampala on July 6, 2018 at the Fairway Hotel & Spa. The summit, hosted by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) in partnership with Makerere University, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and Busitema University provided a unique...

Global Networks

BRAC-CEGA Research Matchmaking

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 04 2018

The Research Matchmaking Conference on July 4-5, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda focused on fostering collaboration between BRAC and CEGA researchers. The conference featured presentations from BRAC and CEGA researchers on recently completed studies, such as Impact Evaluation of Targeting the Ultra Poor...

Global Networks

BRAC-CEGA Impact Evaluation Workshop

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 03 2018

This workshop, led by CEGA affiliates and EASST and BRAC fellows on July 3, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda, provided an opportunity for BRAC research and program staff to learn more about how to generate rigorous research. The workshop included presentations on casual inference and impact evaluation...

Refugees and Migration Convening 2018

Conference   |   past event  |  Jun 26 2018

Humanitarian crises in Syria, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and other countries have resulted in an explosion of migration around the world, with several million refugees crossing borders in just the last year. There are also persistent flows of economic and climate migrants, many from and...

Rapid strides in machine learning have transformed the efficiency of public and private sector organizations alike; however, those working on poverty reduction have struggled to harness these cutting-edge technologies to improve outcomes for the poor. And while these technologies show...

Health & Psychology

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2018

Conference   |   past event  |  May 23 2018

CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative hosted its first annual convening on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at UC Berkeley. Researchers within the disciplines of psychology and economics are each making important strides to advance our understanding of the causes and...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2018 Meeting

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 18 2018

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 Daniel Posner (Department of Political...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2018 Meeting

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 18 2018

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 Daniel Posner (Department of Political...

Transparency

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Amsterdam

Training   |   past event  |  Apr 04 2018

BITSS held the second international Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 4-6, 2018. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is developed and...

Data Science for DevelopmentOpportunity Lab

Revolutionizing Data for Public Good

Conference   |   past event  |  Mar 28 2018

Revolutionizing data for public good Unique new datasets are increasingly enabling breakthroughs in research on poverty and inequality. By generating granular, high-frequency data, technological tools have the potential to answer important questions about human behavior and affect positive...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) January 2018 Meeting

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jan 26 2018

We are pleased to send out a call for papers for a special international meeting of the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) which will be held January 26-28, 2018 at New York University-Abu Dhabi. Call for papers/research designs We invite through this call papers and research...

Transparency

BITSS Annual Meeting 2017

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 05 2017

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold the 2017 BITSS Annual Meeting December 5-6 at Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley, CA! An initiative of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), BITSS works to strengthen the quality of social science research...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Fall 2017 Meeting

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 17 2017

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...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2017

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 27 2017

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...

Transparency

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – London

Training   |   past event  |  Sep 20 2017

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) held the first international Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in London, England September 20-22, 2017. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and best practices for transparent and...

Data Science for Development

Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) 2017

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 06 2017

Geo4Dev was a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aimed to expand the...

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