Musings on the Science of "Scaling": Blum Center U.C. Berkeley

Must-Read: Blum Center: The Science of Scaling: Building Evidence to Advance Anti-Poverty Innovations:

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
100 Blum Hall, Haviland Road
U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

The Development Impact Lab (DIL), headquartered at UC Berkeley and funded by USAID...

...has developed a “Development Engineering (Dev Eng)”... interdisciplinary framework for designing and testing new povertyalleviation and economic growth technologies in the field... encourag[ing] researchers to build scal[ing] into the R&D process, from the beginning. Yet... there are few generalizable mechanisms for scaling evidence-based interventions in emerging markets.... [Thus] DIL[s]... annual State of the Science conference [is] on The Science of Scaling:

The conference will bring together academic researchers, development practitioners, technology developers, and investors to review the evidence on scaling successful anti-poverty innovations.... Are there proven methods for technology transfer from university to government agencies and non-governmental organizations? Why do some products and interventions scale quicker than others? What facilitates the adoption of new technologies by end-users? This event will explore these questions and help articulate a research agenda for the “Science of Scaling”...