Past Events


2013 Training Course - Applied Panel Data Econometrics
9 Sep, 2013 - 13 Sep, 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dakar, Senegal


Overview

The wide availability of panel data presents unique opportunities for researchers. It is essential to understand the intuition and implications of the estimators and tests that are currently available to successfully take advantage of panel data. This course will focus on core panel data techniques, building a strong foundation before moving into more cutting edge methods that have been recently developed. The class will also discuss in detail implementation of panel data estimators and tests using the popular open source software R. The class will take place over five days to ensure maximum coverage of the core topics.


2013 Innovative Research Grant
6 Aug, 2013 - 30 Sep, 2013

The AGRODEP Modeling Consortium is launching a competitive call for proposals for "innovative research". The theme of this call is:

Economic growth and development in Africa: Lessons from the last forty years and implications for its sustainability.


2013 Gaps in Research Grant
4 Jul, 2013 - 30 Aug, 2013

The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium is issuing its second annual call for competitive grant proposals to support research on emerging issues in Africa that have previously received little or no attention.   

The selected topic of this year’s GAPS IN RESEARCH grant is “Barriers to the expansion of agriculture and agroindustry in Africa”. 


2013 Training Course - Evaluation of Public Policies
1 Jul, 2013 - 3 Jul, 2013
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

Overview

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to recent methodological developments in the evaluation of public policies. These developments have shown that it is possible to circumvent most conceptual problems related to the evaluation of public policies under relatively innocuous assumptions. The importance of these developments has been underlined by the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2000 to James Heckman and Daniel McFadden, the two main contributors to the field.


2013 Training Course - Estimation of the economic impact of high food prices using micro data
28 May, 2013 - 30 May, 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dakar, Senegal

 

Course description

The impact of high food prices on households’ welfare can be quite large especially on developing countries where many households devote an important share of their budgets on food expenditures. Poverty rates can also be significantly affected and the amount of fiscal resources needed to run safety net programs to compensate negatively affected households might be important.


2013 Training Course - Impact Evaluation and Analysis of Development Interventions
13 May, 2013 - 18 May, 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dakar, Senegal

 

Overview

Over the course of the past ten years, the number of impact evaluations related to development interventions has increased substantially. In fact, under the leadership of leading academic institutions in the US and Europe, empirical studies based on robust comparisons of treatment and control groups have received considerable financial support from the donor community and led to dozens of publications in leading academic journals in the areas of agriculture, education and health..


AGRODEP Launches Special Award for 2012 Publications
7 Jan, 2013 - 31 Jan, 2013

As 2013 begins, the AGRODEP team would like to thank all of its members and network friends for a highly successful first full year! 2012 saw significant growth in AGRODEP's membership and activities; we thank you all for your hard work and participation, and look forward to further collaboration in 2013.

The AGRODEP team would like to take this opportunity to launch the AGRODEP 2012 Special Award. This award is open to AGRODEP members as a reward for excellent publications in 2012 and as an incentive for further publications in the coming year.


2013 Grants for Research Valorization
1 Jan, 2013 - 31 Dec, 2013

AGRODEP continues to accept applications for its 2013 Grants for Research Valorization. These grants are available to all AGRODEP members and provide financial assistance for members to present research at international conferences and pay publication submission fees. Grants may also be awarded for members to attend trainings outside of AGRODEP in certain cases. All proposals for financial assistance for research valorization will be approved on a case-by-case basis, and research must be clearly linked to AGRODEP activities.


2013 Training courses
1 Jan, 2013 - 31 Dec, 2013

The AGRODEP team is pleased to announce its list of training courses for 2013. The courses were selected through a member survey conducted in November 2012; in this survey, members were given a list of proposed courses and asked to select their top three based on which would be most useful for their research and professional development. A total of 76 members participated in the survey and selected eight courses.


2013 Seed Fund Grants
1 Jan, 2013 - 31 Dec, 2013

After each AGRODEP course, participants are eligible to apply for a Seed Fund Grant. These grants are used to fund research related to the course. Proposals are evaluated by the course instructor(s) and the AGRODEP management team. A maximum of two proposals are selected from each course. 

Congratulations to the following members who were selected to receive Seed Fund Grants for training courses held in 2013!