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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