This year Africa Evidence Summit taking place in Kigali is hosted by the Center for Effective global Action (CEGA) and the network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) will presents the exciting new research on range of policy of interest to the region, including public health, agriculture and environment, financial inclusion and education. The objective of this summit is to assist policymakers, practitioners and researchers in interpreting this research.
In her opening remarks the Director of CEGA, Carson Christiano says that “We need a world that isn’t just pouring resources on things, yet lacking the evidence to prove that we’re making progress and why we should invest in the right places”
In his welcome remarks, the representative of the government of Rwanda State Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze Says that “the Price crises in agriculture are happening more frequently so we must prepare for them ahead of time. is researching public expenditure on fertilizer subsidy rates, Rwanda’s strategy mitigates farmer costs on policy trade offs .”
This two days summit is gathered researchers from different countries like Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Latin America and others.
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for researcher on global development, it’s headquarter is at University of California, Berkeley. Its large and interdisciplinary network including a growing number of scholars from low and middle income countries uses rigorous evaluations, tools from data science and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large scale social and economic development programs.