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Transfer Project Research Network Meeting Naivasha, Kenya; Jan 20-21, 2011

The Transfer Project launched its Research Network on January 19-20, 2011 at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, Kenya. Researchers from a dozen universities joined with social cash transfer (SCT) program managers and technical staff from international agencies to present and discuss evaluation designs and results from several large-scale SCT evaluations in the region. African universities represented at the conference included University of Ghana (Legon), University of Malawi, University of Zambia and University of KwaZulu Natal. Selected papers from the conference will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Development Effectiveness published by 3IE.
When Jan 20, 2011 12:00 AM to
Jan 21, 2011 12:00 AM
Where Naivasha, Kenya
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In additional to individual presentations and/or comments linked to in the agenda below, the following key documents are available:

AGENDA

 

DAY 1: Wednesday, January 19

Session I (13:00-18:00)

  • Chair: Thilde Stevens (3ie)

Welcome (13:00-13:15)

  • Benjamin Davis (FAO) and Julie Lawson-McDowall (UNICEF-ESARO)

Setting the scene (13:15-14:00)

Paper presentation #1 (14:00-14:45)

Paper presentation #2 (14:45-15:30)

Break (15:30-16:00)

Paper presentation #3 (16:00-17:00)

Paper presentation #4 (17:00-18:00)

Dinner (19:00-)

 

DAY 2: Thursday, January 20

Session II (8:30-13:00)

  • Chair: Will Wiseman (World Bank-tbc)

Paper presentation #5 (08:30-09:30)

Paper presentation #6 (09:30-10:30)

Break (10:30-11:00)

Paper presentation #7 (11:00-12:30)

Lunch (12:30-13:30)

Session III (13:30-17:30)

  • Chair: Katie Chapman (DFID)

Paper presentation #8 (13:30-14:30)

Paper presentation #9 (14:30-15:30)

Break (15:30-16:00)

Paper presentation #10 (16:00-17:00)

Paper presentation #11 (17:00-18:00)

  • How can we compare the economic impact of fertilizer subsides and cash transfers
    • Presentation: Ed Taylor (University of California, Davis)
    • Discussant: Benjamin Davis (FAO)

Dinner (19:00-)

 

DAY 3: Friday, January 21

Session IV (8:30-12:30)

  • Chair: Nicola Hypher (Save the Children, UK)

Paper presentation #12 (8:30-9:30)

Panel discussion (9:30-10:30)

  • Challenge of identifying and implementing methodologically sound research designs within the operational constraints of SCTs in SSA.
    • David Seidenfeld (AIR)
    • Carlos Alviar (UNICEF-Ghana)
    • Gabriel Demombyne (World Bank)
    • Samuel Ochieng (CT-OVC, Government of Kenya)

Break (10:30-11:00)

Panel discussion on future directions of impact evaluation in SSA (11:00-12:30)

Lunch (12:30-13:30)

Departure (13:30)

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