Graduate Studies

Smartphone Apps Could Help African Gig Workers

January 07, 2020
Jessica Wallach, graduate student in international agricultural development at UC Davis, says that smartphone apps can help people in Senegal find work and get paid.

A Digital Game to Improve How Index Insurance Promotes Resilience to Drought

November 29, 2019
Alex Hobbs, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, learned to code so he could build an app to help women in Kenya make decisions about livestock insurance. SimPastoralist lets families facing drought learn firsthand how livestock insurance works. Game data also offers insights on designing index insurance to respond to women’s needs.