UC Berkeley's Center for Effective Global Action: Where science meets activism

Haven't contributed to Berkeley's Breakthroughs magazine in a little while, so I'm happy to post my latest, an article on the Center for Effective Global Action. Based at Cal, with more than 60 member researchers at Stanford and seven other West Coast universities, CEGA is geared toward using research-derived, science-based tools and evidence to drive global development policy and programming, often taking its cues from major human rights funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. “It’s not only trying to disseminate the research and promote the scale-up; I like to say it’s steering the ship toward problems that society has recognized,” said CEGA executive director and cofounder Temina Madon. “We try to be nimble and adaptive and figure out where there are gaps that we can usefully fill.” Read the full story here.