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Development Engineering & the Fight Against Poverty

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B100 Blum Hall (Plaza Level)

Blum Center for Developing Economies

Berkeley, CA

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The Development Impact Lab’s (DIL) State of the Science 2018 conference, Development Engineering & the Fight Against Poverty, will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies. Each year DIL hosts a “State of the Science” conference to help define the research agenda for topics relevant to technology, poverty and global development. These one-day conferences are anchored in the field of Development Engineering, a discipline focused on the discovery of scalable technologies that reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.

The 2018 conference will review progress in the field of Development Engineering, and help chart a course forward. Sessions will highlight emerging evidence and scale-ups resulting from DIL’s last five years, as well as new research projects that DIL is launching. We will also share our experience forging a new discipline that integrates engineering advances with insights from economics and the social sciences.

Please join us to hear updates from DIL-funded researchers, and to participate in interactive discussions focused on two key research thrusts:

  • Energy and reliability: Is more reliable electricity needed to fuel development? What have we learned from studies of energy access in developing countries thus far?

  • Cash as a benchmark: How do digital cash transfers compare with traditional development programs? Can we even compare the two?

You can see the latest agenda here.

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Blum Center for Developing Economies

Berkeley, CA

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