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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

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Spring 2016

Conference   |   past event  |  Apr 29 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 Daniel Posner (Department of Political...

Institutions & Governance

Building Inclusive and Effective Institutions: A Research Matchmaking Workshop

Conference   |   past event  |  Apr 13 2016

Governments around the developing world are seeking new ways to create institutions that sustain inclusive economic growth and provide critical public services, including health care, judiciary, law enforcement, and education. However, despite efforts of governmental actors and their NGO partners,...

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 10 2016

This workshop aims to improve understanding of the current literature on challenges in the quality of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow. The social science research community is increasingly emphasizing research transparency and...

Transparency

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 10 2016

This workshop aims to improve understanding of the current literature on challenges in the quality of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow. The social science research community is increasingly emphasizing research transparency and...

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 09 2016

This workshop aims to improve understanding of the current literature on challenges in the quality of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow. Background The social science research community is increasingly emphasizing research...

Transparency

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 09 2016

This workshop aims to improve understanding of the current literature on challenges in the quality of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow. Background The social science research community is increasingly emphasizing research...

Transparency

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 07 2016

Both IPA and CEGA aim to support high quality, transparent, reproducible research. The research support staff at both organizations are typically tasked with preparing data and code for publication. However, key steps for preparing data and code take place as early as the study design phase as...

Transparency

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Seminar   |   past event  |  Mar 07 2016

Both IPA and CEGA aim to support high quality, transparent, reproducible research. The research support staff at both organizations are typically tasked with preparing data and code for publication. However, key steps for preparing data and code take place as early as the study design phase...

The 2016 Pacific Conference on Development Economics (PacDev) will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID). The goal of PacDev is to bring together faculty, graduate students, and practitioners to present and discuss various issues facing...

Join us in discussion of Steven Radelet's new book, The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World. The book documents the extraordinary progress in developing countries over the past two decades in income, poverty, health, education, democracy, conflict, and beyond; explains why the...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) January 2016

Seminar   |   past event  |  Jan 06 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 Daniel Posner (Department of Political...

Transparency

BITSS Annual Meeting 2015

Conference   |   past event  |  Dec 10 2015

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences will hold its 4th Annual Meeting at the University of California, Berkeley on December 10-11, 2015. The goal of the meeting is to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to strengthen the standards...

Global Networks

Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) Fall 2015

Seminar   |   past event  |  Nov 06 2015

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...

Second Annual Conference on Behavioral Health Economics

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 16 2015

Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) will be hosting its second annual Conference on Behavioral Health Economics, to be held Oct. 16, 2015 in Berkeley. The conference will cover various topics related to the causes and understanding of health behaviors and decision-making. The event is...

CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2015

Conference   |   past event  |  Oct 02 2015

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...

Hacking Measurement

Seminar   |   past event  |  Aug 26 2015

This course addresses the fast-growing area of social and environmental measurement using technologies such as mobile devices, "Internet of Things" (or "Web of Things") style sensors, and remote sensing. We will take a project-based approach, with a classroom discussion each week, followed by a...

Institutionalizing Impact Evaluation at the IDB

Training   |   past event  |  Jul 27 2015

The Berkeley-IDB Impact Evaluation Collaborative (BIC) was originally developed with the aim of institutionalizing impact evaluations of IDB-funded projects. The program will wrap up its second year by conducting a follow-up training July 27-31, 2015 on UC Berkeley's campus. In July of 2014, 12...

Learning about impact is critical to wise stewardship of resources as well as to making progress on reducing poverty. However, accurate measurement of impact is not always appropriate or possible. The Goldilocks Project is an initiative from CEGA and Innovations for Poverty Action...

The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the use of randomized trials in agricultural program evaluations, particularly in East Africa. However, the “last mile” of transforming the results into evidence-based policy remains in order to achieve widespread impact. How can researchers...

Global Networks

4th Annual EASST Summit

Conference   |   past event  |  Jul 08 2015

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative are partnering with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), the World Bank, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab...

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