August Impact Note

Using Machine Learning to Fight Poverty. Will Voters Support New Climate Change Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa? Submit to CEGA's Annual Photo Drive! Read about these headlines and more in the latest edition of CEGA's Impact Note.

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Third Annual Photo Drive
Our annual photo drive is now accepting entries for cash prizes through October 5th! We're constantly searching for high resolution, inspiring photos to use on our materials year round. Learn more and submit your best photos for a chance to win.


American Oil Addiction:
August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption, with Americans using 9.7 billion barrels per day. CEGA affiliate Lucas Davis discusses the evolution of gasoline usage in the U.S. since the Great Recession in a recent article with The Conversation. 


Mapping Crop Yields with Satellites
Using satellites to map crop yields in the small holder farming communities can help measure the effectiveness of agricultural development interventions. CEGA affiliate David Lobell recently discussed his work on satellite crop mapping at Google Earth’s Engine User Summit. More information on the study can be found here with Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA).



 

Teacher Transfers in Uganda
Would a centralized teacher transfer system help to improve job performance in Uganda? EASST fellow Dr. Saint Kizito Omala was recently interviewed about a project done in collaboration with CEGA affiliates Frederico Finan and Ernesto Dal Bo, which examines this question.
 

Financial Inclusion Lab: Pilot Funding Opportunity
CEGA is excited to announce the launch of the Financial Inclusion Lab pilot grant competition, in partnership with Visa. CEGA affiliates and their PhD and postdoc advisees are invited to apply for early-stage research on the optimal design and impacts of digital financial inclusion interventions. Applications are due by Tuesday, October 25th, at 11:59 pm PT