December 05, 2019
8:00 - 5:00 (PET)
Lima, Peru
On December 5, IPA, the Behavioral Government Lab (BGL), and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America co-hosted an academic and policy conference to explore the potential of the Behavioral Sciences to improve state capacity and public sector management in developing countries. The event aimed to contribute to the dissemination of lessons from behavioral economics among policymakers in Peru and, consequently, motivate collaborations between public institutions and academia, in order to design and provide socially beneficial policy innovations and public goods.
Behavioral Sciences for a More Effective State


The event was hosted by Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru, and featured presentations by top academics and government officials, including Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley), Stanislao Maldonado (Universidad del Rosario), Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte (IPA), and Daniel Ortega (CAF, Development Bank of Latin America). The conference brought together government officials, private institutions, NGOs, researchers & universities, and donors & funders with a topical interest in governance, development, public management, and public policies.

For more information, read the full agenda here.
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