This page is a place where participants can find a variety of resources leading up to, during, and after the IPA/J-PAL Executive Education Course in Nairobi, Kenya. It will contain information on course logistics, the course schedule, course lectures, case studies, group exercises, and other pertinent readings.
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
Towards Quality Education in Ghana: Using Evidence to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes Introduction Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can improve learning outcomes.
March 28, 2017
Can a simple debit card have more impact on women’s empowerment outcomes than microcredit?
Washington, United States
March 23, 2017
IPA Burkina Faso Participates in the Emerging Burkinabe Evaluator Day Conference (Journée de l’évaluateur émergent Burkinabe)
On March 3rd, as part of the implementation of its program of activities for the year 2017, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Rebuse (Network of Burkinabe Monitoring and Evaluation workers), IPA Burkina Faso participated in a promotional day for Emerging Evaluators in Burkina Faso. The general objective of this day was to create a space for exchanges between the actors of the evaluation world and the "emerging evaluators" in Burkina Faso.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
March 03, 2017
On February 21, 2017, IPA Peru, alongside New York University and Universidad del Pacífico, co-hosted a policy event to disseminate innovative evidence on conflict resolution in extractive industries. Attendees included the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, major national NGOs such as ProDialogo, SEP, SPDA, Socios Perú and several national and multinational mining firms.
February 21, 2017
On January 26-28, 2017, IPA Kenya and The Permanent Working Group (PWG) on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) held a National TVET Conference and Skills Show at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, in Nairobi, Kenya.
January 26, 2017 - January 28, 2017
On January 23, IPA Colombia, along with researchers Chris Blattman, Daniel Ortega, and Santiago Tobón, presented preliminary results of the study Improving Security through Concentrated Policing and Municipal Clean-Ups in Bogotá, Colombia to a group of Bogotá city officials and councilmen.
January 23, 2017
From January 20-22, Research Coordinator Maricha Friedman and Research Associate Karoline Hormann presented on IPA's work in the Dominican Republic. The conference “Research Opportunities for the Human Development in the Dominican Republic: Prospects and Challenges 2017-2020," was hosted by J-PAL.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
January 20, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action, Professor Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth College), and Professor Dean Karlan (Yale University) partnered with RiteCheck to develop a safe savings product for check cashing customers. The researchers evaluated ways to encourage “impulse savings” at the teller window, testing how these savings accounts, coupled with prompts and incentives to make deposits, impacted savings behavior and customer loyalty.
Online, United States
January 17, 2017
From December 15-19, IPA conducted a training for government representatives working on social protection programs in Guyana. At the invitation of the Ministry of Finance, Dean Karlan, Nathanael Goldberg, and Kelsey Wright presented the Graduation Model and best practices for monitoring and evaluation.
December 15, 2016 - December 19, 2016
IPA Peru Presents Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru Project to International Finance Corporation
IPA Peru’s country office, along with IPA-affiliated researcher Renard Sexton, presented the preliminary results of the Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru project to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), NGOs, and the Office of Counseling on Socio-Environmental Issues of the Ministry of Environment.
December 12, 2016
On December 2, Living Goods organized a stakeholder meeting in Kampala to disseminate the findings of IPA’s Community Health Delivery study.
December 02, 2016
This event brought together all NGOs that are implementing cash transfers in Myanmar to share experiences of implementing pilot-scale cash transfer programs. The event was attended by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Resettlement, which will start piloting maternal cash transfer program in the Chin State of Myanmar. Research Associate Thein Zaw Oo presented the baseline findings of the maternal cash transfer study in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.
December 02, 2016
Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agriculture Sector in Kenya
On December 1, 2016, IPA Kenya and the Vision 2030 Secretariat hosted a Policy Forum at the Windsor Hotel and Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the forum was “Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agricultural Sector.” The forum brought together 60 researchers, policymakers, and implementing partners.
December 01, 2016
IPA Peru & J-PAL Host “Innovating to Promote Financial Inclusion: Recent Evidence and Policy and Research Agenda” Workshop (Español & English)
El taller “Innovando para promover la inclusión financiera: evidencia reciente y agenda de investigación y política” fue organizado por una alianza de instituciones locales e internacionales que incluye al Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), el Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), el Proyecto Capital, Alianza por la Política Económica (PEP), IPA y J-PAL LAC.
November 30, 2016