On Monday, October 26th, EASST Visiting Fellows, Hailemariam Ayalew and Saint Kizito Omala traveled to Santa Cruz to present ongoing research to University of California Santa Cruz students and faculty. Kizito, Visiting Fellow from Uganda's National Examinations Board presented his work, Teacher’s Productivity and Student Achievement in a Centralized Deployment System: Experimental Evidence from Uganda; and Hailemariam, Visiting Fellow from University of Copenhagen, presented on Tenure Security and Household Welfare: Evidence from Ethiopia.
Last Monday, October 19th, a group of CEGA affiliates and 3 East African researchers came together at UC Berkeley for the EASST Research Symposium. The event, held at UC Berkeley (Giannini Hall, Room 248) was co-sponsored by CEGA & the East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative.
Visiting fellows presenting at the event included Dr. Saint Kizito Omala from Uganda's Senior Examinations Office; Hailemariam Ayalew Tiruneh, an Ethiopian doctoral candidate in Economics at the University of Copenhagen; and Dr. Fredrick Manang, a recent graduate from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), heading to University of Dodoma in Tanzania. Zachary Wagner, EASST Researcher and PhD Candidate in Health Policy at UC Berkeley, and Karthik Muraldiharan, Assistant Professor of Economics at UC San Diego also presented their work at the Symposium. The impact evaluation projects discussed ranged from primary education and child health to land rights and tax compliance in East Africa. The EASST Symposium offered a remarkable opportunity for EASST fellows and researchers to obtain feedback for their work; an experience that proved especially valuable to those still in the design phase of their projects.
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