There is building momentum for evidence-based planning, implementation, and decision making in government. Nowhere is the need greater than in Kenya’s education sector.
Nakuru, Kenya
December 02, 2015 - December 03, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action organized a Policy Forum focusing on sharing learnings on water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in Kenya. The forum was organized within the framework of the Ministry of Health strategies to organically inform policy and decision makers with research findings. 
Kakamega, Kenya
November 25, 2015
The SME Program held its Sixth Working Group meeting at the MIT Sloan School of Management on November 20, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research in the SME space.  Presenters included:
Cambridge, United States
November 20, 2015
Mobile money presentation in Kenya
FSD Kenya was proud to host the inaugural FSD Kenya annual lecture on financial inclusion. On Tuesday November 17th from 6pm to 7pm there was a presentation by Dr Tavneet Suri, a Kenyan development economist and associate professor of applied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. The lecture was based on Dr Suri's research into the usage and impact of M-Pesa and other financial instruments in Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya
November 17, 2015
Vision 2030 presentation
The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Innovations for Poverty Action are organizing a Policy Forum focusing on research dissemination on improving learning achievements in Kenya. The forum is organized within the framework of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology strategies to organically inform policy and decision makers with research findings. 
Kwale County, Kenya
November 16, 2015
This year's event has a theme of "Using Evaluations for Decision Making Towards Sustainable Development". It aims to provide a platform to policy makers and development practitioners to learn, share experiences and knowledge on emerging monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concerns. It also provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on achievements, opportunities and challenges facing M&E implementation and lessons learnt, for sustainable development.
Nairobi, Kenya
November 08, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Client at teller window
Kim Smith
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have grown in popularity among for-profit and not-for-profit financial service providers alike, due to their accuracy in evaluating both bottom-line and social mission impacts. But many organizations struggle to understand exactly what RCTs are, and how to begin using RCTs for decision-making. 
2-3 PM, EST, United States
November 05, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action hosted a webinar on November 5th to showcase the latest rigorous evidence on innovations in financial capability and financial services. The webinar shared the latest insights from research on financial product design, product-related information, and financial education, featuring presentations by Tarek Ghani (Princeton), José Tessada (PUC Chile), and Marina Dimova (ideas42).
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST, United States
November 05, 2015
El martes 3 de noviembre de 2015, IPA Perú, J-PAL LAC, el Ministerio de la Producción (PRODUCE), la Sociedad Nacional de Industrias (SNI) y Consorcio de Organizaciones Privadas de Promoción al Desarrollo de la Micro y pequeña Empresa (COPEME), coorganizaron la Conferencia y Taller de Colaboración “Evidencia para el desarrollo de la pequeña y mediana empresa” en Lima, Perú, en el marco del Programa
Lima, Peru
November 03, 2015
On Tuesday November 3, 2015, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Program at IPA, the Ministry of Production, the National Society of Industries of Peru (SNI) and COPEME, co-organized the Conference and Matchmaking Event "Evidence for the development of small and medium enterprises” in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru
November 03, 2015
Zahra Niazi presents on using RCTs to improve financial product design
Pooja Wagh
On October 29th, Zahra Niazi and Pooja Wagh from IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program hosted a workshop on using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to improve financial product design at the 2015 Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit. The workshop provided attendees with real-world examples of how RCTs can produce rigorous evidence to improve financial product design.
Manila, Philippines
October 29, 2015
Anna Segura
Anna Segura presents on microfinance evidence to students at Universidad del Norte in Colombia
Sebastian Chaskel
On October 23rd, Anna Segura, Research Associate with the IPA Colombia office, presented at the Universidad del Norte, about IPA's microfinance evaluation, and the flexible credit evaluation that is being implemented in Barranquilla. The presentation was part of a seminar series hosted by the Institute of Economic Studies of the Caribbean (Instituto de Estudios Económicos del Caribe –IEEC).
Barranquilla, Colombia
October 23, 2015
Bolivia conference
On Wednesday October 14, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Inter-American Bank of Development (IADB), the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD) and the Universida
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
October 14, 2015
Pascaline Dupas (Stanford; Co-Chair, J-PAL’s Health Sector, CEGA and IPA affiliate) and IPA, in collaboration with the World Bank and Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE), presented preliminary results from the Ghana Secondary Education Program. This ongoing study is investigating the impact of secondary school scholarships on enrollment and completion, as well as later life outcomes.
, Ghana
September 17, 2015
Sneha Stephen (Program Coordinator, IPA) gave a presentation and participated in a panel on “Preventing crises and addressing over-indebtedness through responsible finance” at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s 14th University Meets Microfinance (UMM) Workshop on Responsible Inclusive Finance.
Frankfurt, Germany
September 14, 2015