4th Annual East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Impact Evaluation Summit
Location: APHRC Campus, Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 08/07/2015 - 10/07/2015
Rigorous evaluation is critical for improving the quality and impact of social sector programs, yet relatively few developing country researchers are involved in prospective impact assessments. There is also limited networking among researchers, which can slow the diffusion of information across regions. As a result, policy makers and decision-makers often lack the relevant, locally-generated evidence needed to improve development outcomes.
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative are partnering with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Innovations in Poverty Action (IPA) and The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) to host a series of evidence dissemination events in Kenya to commemorate twenty years of randomized experiments in the country. The event will be held July 8-10, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya at the APHRC campus.
This comprehensive three day “Evidence Summit” will feature several events to showcase rigorous evidence from East Africa, kicking off with the 4th Annual EASST Impact Evaluation Summit, which will highlight research presentations by EASST members, a dissemination of policy lessons gleaned from the portfolio of the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI), and a 1/2 day media training workshop intended for researchers to translate evidence for mainstream audiences. The week will end with a high-level policy event, organized by IPA.