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EGAP 28: Addis Ababa, April 2020

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Learning Days Workshop, Metaketa Dissemination Events, and EGAP 28 Plenary Meeting planned for March 30th to April 5th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.


Learning Days Workshop

Throughout the week of March 30 to April 3, EGAP will be conducting a Learning Days workshop for sub-Saharan African researchers in Addis Ababa. The workshop will instruct participants on concepts and tools for experimental impact evaluations, and will include presentations of experimental research, statistical exercises, and individual advisory sessions for participants to work on developing research designs related to their organizations’ missions. As part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to present their research designs to EGAP researcher and institutional members on the first day of the EGAP meeting (Friday, April 3). Participants will also have the opportunity to network with EGAP members who work on similar research topics and/or in similar contexts. For more details on the workshop, please visit the follow webpage.


Metaketa Dissemination Events

EGAP’s Metaketa Initiative has just completed three rounds—one each on taxation and formalization, natural resource governance, and community policing. We are hosting a series of policy events to showcase the results from each round during the week of March 30, 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the Goethe Institute.

Wednesday, April 1: Community Policy: From Evidence to Policy Making

Thursday, April 2: Natural Resource Governance: From Evidence to Policy Making

Thursday, April 2: Taxation and Formalization: From Evidence to Policy Making


EGAP 28 Plenary Meeting Sessions 

Co-hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

LocationInternational Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa

Day 1

Friday, April 3
Welcome words
Godber Tumushabe, research design, TBA
Coffee break
Learning Days workshop participants research design presentations
Jessica Gottlieb, research design,
Effect of performance-based grants on local governance and service provision in Mali
Coffee break
Kristin Michelitch, research design,
When Should Political Leaders Be Sanctioned for Benefiting Supporters? Examining Citizens’ Normative Views in Kenya
Small group session:
Opportunites of collaboration with young scholars from the Global South (with Learning Days participants)
6:00p onward
Dinner at Kategna Restaurant


Day 2

Saturday, April 4
Panel of local implementer / partner organizations
Beza Tesfaye (Mercy Corps)
Guush Berhane (IFPRI)
Nicholas Owsley (Busara) 
TBA (Inter-Africa Group)
Annette Brown, paper,
Can a television station affect tolerance? The impact of AREWA 24 in northern Nigeria
Coffee break
Don Green, paper, 
Education-Entertainment's Effects on Social Attitudes in Tanzania: Results from a Placebo Controlled Randomized Trial
Leonardo Arriola, paper,
Testing civic education messages to lower electoral violence and increase support for democratic institutions in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Rebecca Wolfe and Graeme Blair, paper and research design,
Can Elite Cues from Religious Leaders Shift Community Acceptance of Excombatants? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Northeastern Nigeria
Networking event: Visit to Ethnological Museum
6:00p onward
Dinner at Dashen Terara


Rosario Aguilar
Leonardo Arriola
Amanda Blair
Graeme Blair
Annette Brown
Eric Dickson
Mike Findley
Jessica Gottlieb
Don Green
Macartan Humphreys
Salif Jaiteh
Peter Loewen
Kristin Michelitch
Gareth Nellis
Dan Nielson
Nicholas Owsley
Amanda Robinson
Daniel Rubenson
Cyrus Samii
Alexandra Scacco
Victoria Shineman
Tara Slough
Beza Tesfaye
Godber Tumushabe
Maarten Voors
Sonia Whitehead
Rebecca Wolfe
Saloua Zerhouni
Cesar Zucco