The advent of digital finance has brought with it the opportunity to include those without full access to formal financial services. However, increased access to and use of digital financial services, for all its benefits, does not come without risks, which are crucial to address if financial services are to enhance consumer well-being.
Antalya, Turkey
September 07, 2015 - September 09, 2015
Francis Meyo, Policy Coordinator for IPA Kenya, will be presenting on the Rural Electric Power Project (REPP) and how that informs the Kenyan Government’s Last Mile Connectivity Project to a gathering of major East African utilities providers and the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. The goal of the event is to hear from industry leaders and decision-makers to source innovative solutions to energy supply problems in Eastern Africa.
Nairobi, Kenya
August 27, 2015 - August 28, 2015
On Thursday July 30, CESED at Los Andes University, IPA Colombia and J-PAL LAC, will co-organize the conference “Public Policy in Post-Conflict: In the search for effective solutions” in Bogotá, Colombia.   The event will gather policymakers, researchers and civil society to discuss proven interventions in contexts of conflict and post-conflict and how lessons from these experiences can be incorporated into policy.  
Bogotá, Colombia
July 29, 2015
Rachel Levenson (Senior Project Associate, IPA Zambia) presented on the Food Constraints study as part of a Cargill learning tour.
Chipata, Zambia
July 13, 2015
IPA hosted a workshop in coordination with the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia to share interim results of the Peri-Urban Rangeland study.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
June 11, 2015
Dean Karlan (Yale; President, IPA; Chair, J-PAL's Finance Sector) presented the results of the Graduating the Ultra-Poor studies during a 
Lima, Peru
June 11, 2015
Signing of the Vision 2030 MOU with the Kenyan government
IPA Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kenyan Government’s Vision 2030 Program. Vision 2030 is an initiative of the Kenyan government that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country by 2030 through economic, social, and political development.
Nairobi, Kenya
June 09, 2015
Dylan Ramshaw (Country Director, IPA Peru) and Mauricio Perez Alaniz (Research Coordinator, IPA Paraguay) presented results from the Graduating the Ultra-Poor study and held a two-day seminar with the Secretariat of Social Action in Paraguay, which is considering an evaluation of a Graduation Program implemented by the Par
Asunción, Paraguay
June 05, 2015
IPA, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and J-PAL co-hosted “Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for the Poorest: Evidence from Six Randomized Evaluations” to discuss the implications of newly published
Washington D.C., United States
June 04, 2015
Jeff Mosenkis
On June 4th, IPA, with J-PAL and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) held an event at the World Bank focusing on the new findings published in Science on helping the Ultrapoor. Researchers Dean Karlan and Esther Duflo presented the six-country findings, followed by discussion from Mariana Escobar Arango, Deputy Director General, Department of Social Prosperity, Colombia.
Washington D.C., United States
June 04, 2015
Rachna Nag Chowdhuri (Country Director, IPA Zambia), Emily Cupito (Policy Manager, J-PAL Africa), Erika Keaveney (Research Manager, IPA Zambia), and Ashleigh Morrell (Training and Policy Associate, J-PAL Africa) participated in a meeting with members of Zambia’s Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education.
Lusaka, Zambia
May 27, 2015 - May 29, 2015
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MIke Brooks
J-PAL LAC, IPA Peru and San Pablo Catholic University co-organized last May 22 in Arequipa the workshop "Evidence-based public policy: Impact Evaluation."   The workshop's objective was to contribute to promote the use and generation of evidence on the impact of social programs in the Arequipa region, in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public policies to the benefit of the poorest populations.  
Arequipa, Peru
May 22, 2015
The first steering committee meeting governing the Urban Drinking Water and Health Outcomes study was held. Participants included representatives from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, the Ghana Health Service, and the Ghana Standard Authority, among others.
Accra, Ghana
May 14, 2015
The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and the District of Gicumbi hosted a launch event to celebrate the successful implementation of a pilot phase of the Water Tanks Loan Project in Nyankenke, a sector in Gicumbi district. IPA Rwanda and J-PAL Africa’s policy teams have been working together to support the RAB in its implementation of the pilot project. Speakers at the event included Gicumbi's mayor and RAB's Director of Animal Production.
Nyankenke, Rwanda
May 14, 2015
Suleiman Asman (Country Director, IPA Kenya) presented on IPA's work in Kenya at an Impact Evaluation Training Workshop hosted by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) from May 5–8.
Nairobi, Kenya
May 05, 2015 - May 08, 2015