EGAP 23: Nairobi, June 2018

Nairobi, Kenya
General Plenary Meeting
June 8-9, 2018
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Hosts: Rebecca Wolfe, Mercy Corps    

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 
5:00 - 7:00 PM - New Member Happy Hour at Pwani Pool Restaurant (Fairview Hotel)

Friday, June 8 2018
Location: Fairview Hotel, Kijiji B

Full List of Research Designs and Papers (in progress)

8:00 - 8:30 AM  Breakfast at Kijiji A & B
8:30 - 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions by Rebecca Wolfe

8:45 - 9:45 AM The Weakness of Bottom-Up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Ugandan Health Sector (Paper by Dan Posner, Chair: Susan Hyde )
9:45 - 10:00 AM Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Can the Provision of Information or Economic Benefits Prevent Irregular Migration? A Field Experiment in Nigeria (Research Design by Alex Scacco, Chair: Annette Brown)
11:00 - 11:45 PM Turning Research into Practice: Research Uptake at DFID. Presentation by Simon McNorton, Yolanda Chakava, Stella Muthuri, and James Kimani
11:45 - 12:00 PM Busara Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch at the Giuseppe Atrium Restaurant, Fairview Hotel

1:00- 2:00 PM Pre-Analysis Plan: Incentives in Preventive Health Care Provision  (Research Design by Umberto Mignozetti, Chair: Nahomi Ichino)
2:00 - 2:30 PM Get ready for networking activity
Meet to board for shuttle in the Fairview Hotel Lobby
2:30 - 5:45 PM

Networking Activity

6:00 PM 

Group Dinner at Talisman Restaurant


Saturday, June 9 2018
Location: Fairview Hotel, Kijiji B

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast at Kijiji A & B

9:00-10:00 AM Changing Social Norms via Local Radio: A Field Experiment and Natural Experiment in Tanzania (Research Design by Don Green, Chair: Rosario Aguilar)
10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 AM Empirical Inputs for Normative Policy Decisions (Brainstorming Session with Julian Jameson)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Healthcare Delivery during Crises: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak (Paper by Maarten Voors *gated, Chair: Godber Tumushabe)
12:30 AM - 1:45 PM Lunch at the Giuseppe Atrium Restaurant, Fairview Hotel
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Can Discussion Across Ethnic Divides Reduce Support for Ethnic Politics? Evidence from an Experiment in Lebanon (Paper by Laura Paler *gated, Chair: Peter John)

2:45 - 3:45 Mobile-Phone Ownership Increases Poor Women’s Household Consumption: A Field Experiment in Tanzania (Paper by Dan Nielson, Chair: Victoria Shineman)
3:45 - 4:15 Coffee Break

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Mobilizing Activism Through the Formation of Social Ties (Research Design by Florian Foos, Chair: Rebecca Wolfe)
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Break
6:30 PM Group Dinner - Pango Brasserie at the Fairview Hotel