2016 East Africa Impact Evaluation Workshop and EASST Evidence Summit
July 12-14, 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), in partnership with the East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), hosted the 2016 Impact Evaluation Workshop and East Africa Evidence Summit from July 12-14, 2016 at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The 2016 East Africa Evidence Summit featured several events to showcase rigorous evidence in East Africa. The first day provided an overview of impact evaluation methods and highlighted how East Africa can use rigorous evidence to improve their policy effectiveness and reach development goals in the region. This was followed by the 5th Annual EASST Impact Evaluation Summit, which featured research presentations by EASST faculty and researchers on their latest findings and allow social scientists from East Africa to exchange ideas and build linkages with development organizations, local NGOs, civil society organizations, government officials, and journalists. The third day featured a half-day workshop on Research Transparency intended for researchers interested in learning how to increase the transparency and reproducibility of research in the social sciences.
Building off of the momentum of the EASST summit, CEGA hosted a high-level policy event on Thursday, July 14th to mark the launch of its new Energy for Economic Growth (EEG) research program, funded by the UK government . The event, which was invite-only, focused on the dissemination of new evidence in the energy sector in East Africa, as well as the identification of high-priority research questions to address through EEG.
See below for the full agenda.
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
July 12, 2016: Nkrumah Hall
July 13, 2016: Nkrumah Hall
July 14, 2016: Nkrumah Hall
July 12, 2016: Impact Evaluation Workshop
July 13, 2016: 5th Annual EASST Evidence Summit