On April 26, 2016, IPA Zambia presented study results at the World Bank Zambia office during one of their brown bag lunches.
April 26, 2016
Evidence of Impact and Lessons learned: Implementation of Poverty Graduation Programs in Kenya and the Drylands of Africa
Despite the global progress made in reducing the number of people living in poverty, more than 1.3 billion people around the world still live in extreme poverty. According to the World Bank’s Global Monitoring Report, extreme poverty rates have actually increased in Sub-Saharan Africa.
April 21, 2016
On April 19, 2016, the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu) launched MineduLAB at Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.
April 19, 2016
The focus of this event was to present findings on the possibility of using mobile phone technology to provide young women with information on adolescent reproductive health (ARH) and safe contraceptive use. The research was carried out for students in 34 randomly selected senior high schools in the Greater Accra Region, between January 2014 and June 2015.
April 13, 2016
To eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development goal, the Prime Minister Office’s access to information (a2i) division is working tirelessly to implement various programs with the help of information technology. On 11 April, there was an MOU signing between Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and a2i to evaluate the impacts of these programs in addition to the services provided by the government to the people through research and assessment.
April 11, 2016
From March 22-24, Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Zambia and the International Growth Centre (IGC) held a series of dissemination events to present and discuss the preliminary results of The Impact of Food and Cash Loans on Smallholder Farmers in Zambia, which is being conduction by IPA in collaboration with researchers Kelsey Jack (Tufts University), Günther Fink (Harvard School of Public Health), and Fel
March 22, 2016 - March 24, 2016
On March 17th, 2016, three projects funded by the Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund were presented on a panel at the 18th Microcredit Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
March 17, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Philippines conducted a one-day workshop on Introduction to Impact Evaluation last Tuesday, 15 March 2016, which was hosted at the OD Corpuz Hall, Development Academy of the Philippines Building, Ortigas Center, Philippines. This was attended by 28 representatives from 11 organizations.
March 15, 2016
On March 8th, 2016, Alison Fahey (J-PAL Program Manager for Finance) spoke at the SAMN Conference in Delhi about building the financial capability of low-income consumers -- in other words, equipping them to take the right financial decisions for their individual situations, a key to enabling their financial success.
New Delhi, India
March 08, 2016
Both Innovations for Poverty Action and CEGA aim to support high quality, transparent, reproducible research. The research support staff at both organizations are typically tasked with preparing data and code for publication. However, key steps for preparing data and code take place as early as the study design phase as well as in the data collection process. We have several objectives for this workshop:
March 07, 2016 - March 08, 2016
UPDATE: You can find a recording of the webinar here, and you can download a PDF of the presentation slides below.
March 01, 2016
On March 1st, IPA and PATH organized a Handwashing Innovation Summit bringing together two dozen participants including representatives of many organizations working on handwashing technologies such as the Water and Sanitation Project, Safe Water and Aids project, Kenya Water for Health organization and PATH. The discussion focused on existing evidence on waste water collection and use of hand sanitizer as opposed to soap and water.
March 01, 2016
On February 2, IPA Kenya and The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat organized a policy forum that brought together researchers, policymakers, and implementing partners to discuss what works in improving youth employment and entrepreneurship. The event highlighted recent research in Kenya aimed at improving youth and women’s employment through training programs, startup capital, and cash grants.
February 02, 2016
On January 26, 2016, IPA Colombia and Acción brought together several actors of the Colombian financial sector and government policymakers to discuss innovative solutions in the financial inclusion sector and how impact evaluations can be used in the innovation process.
January 26, 2016
IPA-Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), ran a one-day training on RCTs attended by approximately 70 participants from various government agencies. This event was part of a larger PIDS event implemented with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, the National Economic and Development Authority, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
January 06, 2016