Measurement Technology for International Development

The global satellite market is growing rapidly, with an estimated 1 trillion images now taken annually. This Forbes article highlights takeaways from the recent Measurement Technology Conference, co-hosted by CEGA and the World Bank, exploring how satellite data and other measurement tools can drive international development endeavors, from increasing internet access to optimizing harvest yields.

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Impact Evaluation in Practice - Second Edition
The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook, by CEGA Scientific Director Paul Gertler and co-authors, is now available. The new version covers the latest techniques for evaluating programs, with materials on field methods and research ethics developed by CEGA. Links to complementary online instructional materials are included, accompanied by a new online course on Applied Impact Evaluation available at

September Impact Note
Meet the fall EASST visiting fellows, read about the recent Behavioral Economics and Global Health Conference and the Energy Policy Workshop in Nepal, new working papers, and more on our latest Impact Note.

Third Annual Photo Drive
Our annual photo drive is now accepting entries for cash prizes through October 21! We're looking for high resolution, inspiring photos to use on our materials year round. Learn more and submit your best photos for a chance to win.

The Science of Scaling
The 2016 State of the Science conference, hosted with the Development Impact Lab, explored why some anti-poverty products and interventions are scaled up more easily than others. Check out top takeaways on the "science of scaling" from Devex. 

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, November 1st, at 11:59 pm PT

RCTs for Institutional Reform
A recent video by our partner Oxford Policy Management details how the Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) program will generate a set of coordinated randomized control trial (RCT) studies to find possible solutions for institutional reform. EDI was launched in 2015 and is funded by DFID

World Bank, CEGA Financial Inclusion Workshop
A summer World Bank, CEGA workshop convened nearly 200 scholars, development practitioners, private-sector partners and policy advocates to identify the daily challenges faced by the financially underserved and discussion research-based strategies to bolster universal financial inclusion.