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
IPA researcher Professor Pascaline Dupas presented the results of her research project on the impact of free secondary education in Ghana. Around 80 attendees (mostly researchers and students) came to this event and were able to discuss these results with her. The event was held at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
April 10, 2017
The Community Health Assistant (CHA) stakeholder meeting was held at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on the 6th of April. In attendance were stakeholders of the program, including MoH, IGC, CIDRZ, CHAI, USAID, DFID, UNICEF, and the EU. Dr. Caroline Phiri, the Director of Public Health at the MoH, provided a complete background and update on the status of the CHA program from the recruitment and selection criteria to their deployment.
April 06, 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
On March 16, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on research results from the study, “The Impact of Teaching Girls Negotiation Skills in Zambia,” conducted by Prof.
March 16, 2017
On March 15, 2017, IPA Zambia co-hosted a policy event with the International Growth Centre (IGC) to disseminate evidence on challenges of water provision in Zambia.
March 15, 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 22, 2017, IPA Philippines presented to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno potential evaluation options for priority reform projects of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. These options focused on reducing case congestion, speeding up case processing, and improving case management systems in courts. The Chief Justice expressed her willingness to partner with IPA on more evaluations in the future. Representatives from 3ie also attended the presentation.
February 22, 2017
IPA Philippines Participates in the M&E Steering Committee Meeting of the National Economic Development Authority
IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri attended the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) M&E Steering Committee Meeting on 21 February 2017. Representatives from 3ie and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) also attended.
February 21, 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