On January 26-28, 2017, IPA Kenya and The Permanent Working Group (PWG) on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will hold a National TVET Conference and Skills Show at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, in Nairobi, Kenya.
January 26, 2017 - January 28, 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
Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agriculture Sector in Kenya
On December 1, 2016, IPA Kenya and the Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat will hold a policy forum at the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum aims to disseminate research findings that will inform policy formulation and execution within the agriculture sector.
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
L’agriculture ne consiste pas simplement en la production de cultures, c’est la production de nourriture et de fibres tirées du sol et de l’eau de notre monde. Sans l’agriculture il est impossible d’avoir une ville, un marché, des banques, des universités, des églises ou encore des armées. L’agriculture est la fondation même de la civilisation et de toute économie stable.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 29, 2016 - November 30, 2016
On October 27th, IPA and J-PAL hosted a session at the Opportunity Finance Network Conference — "Randomized Control Trials: What your CDFI Needs to Know. " In the session, the US Finance Initiative at IPA discussed why RCTs are so powerful and how community development financial institutions can use RCTs to understand the impacts of their products and services.
Atlanta, United States
October 27, 2016
On October 21, Henriette Hanicotte presented IPA's work at the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop was held in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development, at the Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 21, 2016
The SME Program held its Seventh Working Group meeting at the Yale School of Management on October 21, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research in the SME space. Presenters included:
New Haven, United States
October 21, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que se dedica a crear evidencia sobre el impacto de políticas públicas y programas sociales, y a motivar el uso de la evidencia en la toma de decisiones. En esta presentación, se compartirán dos casos de evaluaciones que se han implementado en otros países y tienen relevancia para Colombia, y un caso de un proyecto que se está implementando en este momento en el país.
October 21, 2016
On Friday, October 21st, the Financial Inclusion Program hosted a public webinar as part of Financial Inclusion 2020 Week. The webinar showcased the latest rigorous evidence on how digital products can help consumers overcome behavioral barriers and featured presentations by two of FIP's researchers, William Jack (Georgetown University) and Aaron Dibner-Dunlap (IPA). Their presentations are available below.
October 21, 2016
On October 19th and 20th, 2016, J-PAL LAC and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Peru participated in the organization of the V Meeting of the Peruvian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (REDPERUME). REDPERUME is a network of professionals, most of them from academia and the public sector, seeking to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation culture in Peru. Since 2012 they hold annual meetings to discuss issues pertaining to the monitoring and evaluation fields.
October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
IPA Myanmar Country Representative Jihae Hong participated in a panel discussion (titled The Application of Quantitative Impact Evaluations to Support Decision Making in Private Sector Development Programming and Policy) at the University of Sydney on Monday, October 17, 2016.
October 17, 2016
From October 10-14, IPA’s Social Protection Program participated in a workshop in Dakar, Senegal with the World Bank and social protection teams from six countries in the Sahel region to design a package of services to help cash transfer recipients increase income and protect against shocks.
October 10, 2016 - October 14, 2016
On September 28th, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program, together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., co-hosted a workshop on using behavioral insights in the financial sector. The event brought together top behavioral scientists from both academia and industry to present recent research on financial products and services, and how participants can integrate these lessons into their own work.
Chicago, United States
September 28, 2016
On September 27th, Maria Aranzazu Rodriguez Uribe (IPA Colombia) moderated a panel at the 2° Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario (2nd Seminar Promoting Voluntary Savings). The event, hosted by the IADB and the Mexican pension authority, CONSAR, brought together key players in the Mexican long-term savings space to discuss policies and practices aiming to encourage long-term voluntary savings.
Mexico City, Mexico
September 27, 2016