Economic Development & Institutions Initiative (EDI) Launches Request for Proposals

EDI has released a call for proposals for full-scale and pilot randomized evaluations on strategies to enhance the effectiveness of institutions in developing countries. Specific areas of interest include financial and non-financial incentives; information interventions; and public official or employee selection.

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July 2017 Impact Note
Our July Impact Note has been released! Read about the beginning of our work on a long-term impact evaluation project supported by a GiveWell Incubation Grant, the 6th annual EASST Africa Evidence Summit in Addis Ababa, new research from ATAI, and new RFPs from our EDI and DCO initiatives.

Digital Credit Observatory Launches Request for Proposals
Our DCO initiative is soliciting proposals for rigorous studies evaluating the impact of digital credit and related consumer protection measures in emerging markets. See here to learn more about the DCO and proposal requirements.

CEGA is Hiring!
CEGA is still hiring for an Operations Associate who is interested in academic research administration and global development. Additionally, we are hiring three part-time student interns for the fall semester to support our digital credit and research transparency initiatives, along with the O-Lab

Major News Coverage of Climate Change Research
Research from Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Ted Miguel on the links between climate change and conflict has been receiving major news coverage. Most recently, there was a feature in New York Magazine, which received responses from The Atlantic and notable climate scientist Micheal E. Mann, along with a follow-up interview with the author of the NY Mag piece.

With support from Charles and Feralee Levin and Professor Richard J. Gilbert, CEGA proudly sponsors UC Berkeley graduate students in their research projects on international development topics. Learn more about the Summer 2017 projects just funded here.