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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

Global Networks

6th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 17 2017

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), the East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative, and the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) are partnering to showcase rigorous evidence relevant to East Africa and facilitate new linkages among research partners and...

Transparency

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Berkeley

Training   |   past event  |  Jun 07 2017

Led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), this Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge mechanisms for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is taught by...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2017

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jun 05 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. It is co-led by Brian Dillon (Evans School of Public Affairs,...

The fourth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) was held at Berkeley, California, on June 1-2, 2017. It covered various topics pertinent to the agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), the University of...

Institutions & Governance

Evidence to Action 2017: Harnessing Technology for Public Good

Conference   |   past event  |  May 10 2017

Technology can dramatically change how governments and civil society function. Advances in the collection and use of data by the public sector, as well as online platforms for citizen engagement, provide unprecedented opportunities to increase state efficiency and accountability. Nowhere do...

PacDev was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the University of California, Riverside. PacDev is one of a handful of major annual conferences dedicated to international development. The event brings together graduate students, faculty and practitioners to present and discuss research that enhances...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) January 2017

Conference   |   past event  |  Jan 06 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. It is co-led by Brian Dillon (Evans School of Public...

Transparency

BITSS Annual Meeting 2016

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 15 2016

BITSS will hold its fifth Annual Meeting on December 15-16, 2016 in Berkeley, California to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to strengthen the standards of transparency and reproducibility across social science disciplines. The meeting will feature keynote...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Fall 2016

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 18 2016

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 Brian Dillon (Evans School of Public Policy...

On November 3rd and 4th, 2016, the Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) (led by Oxford Policy Management in partnership with CEGA and the Energy Insitute @ Haas, with funding from the UK Government through UK Aid) hosted a Research & Matchmaking Conference in...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2016

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 14 2016

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...

On Thursday, October 13th the DIME Group of the World Bank and CEGA co-hosted a workshop at UC Berkeley, on new technologies to monitor performance of infrastructure investments in the developing world. The workshop served as a forum for DIME staff and researchers to explore the use of sensor...

Energy and Economic Growth: South Asia Policy Workshop

Conference   |   past event  |  Sep 26 2016

Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) is an applied research program led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) in partnership with CEGA and the Energy Institute @ Haas. The program is funded by the UK Government through UK Aid. On September 28th, 2016, EEG hosted a South Asia policy workshop in...

The Development Impact Lab (DIL), funded by USAID, builds scale into the design of new technologies for global development. Yet the precise barriers to scale are often ill-defined at the outset-- and there are few generalized mechanisms for scaling evidence-based innovations in emerging...

On September 23, 2016 the Center for Effective Global Action and the Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance will host the 3rd annual Behavioral Economics & Global Health conference. The meeting brings together leading academics and practitioners from economics, psychology,...

Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) is a new applied research program led Oxford Policy Management (OPM) in partnership with CEGA and the Energy Institute @ Haas. The program is funded by the UK Government through UK Aid. On July 14th, EEG hosted a Sub-Saharan policy workshop in Dar es Salaam,...

Global Networks

5th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 12 2016

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative, in partnership with the World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) and the University of Dar es Salaam, will host the 2016 East Africa Evidence Summit, to be held July...

This one-day workshop brought together researchers, World Bank operations staff, and public and private sector partners to share new evidence on financial inclusion in emerging markets and to discuss opportunities for increasing the adoption and sustained use of well-designed financial...

Led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), this workshop provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge mechanisms for transparent and reproducible social science. The curriculum is taught by academic leaders in the transparency movement, and there will...

Financial Inclusion

Evidence to Action 2016: FinTech for Global Development

Conference   |   past event  |  May 09 2016

Technology is transforming the way people save, borrow, and make payments in emerging markets. On May 9th, 2016, Evidence to Action: Fintech for Global Development showcased the work that CEGA affiliates and their partners are doing to assess the role of financial technology (or "FinTech") in...

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