On July 26th, Christine Papai, Deputy Country Director, shared a technical case study of the malaria text message reminders study at the USAID MEASURE / Ghana School of Public Health Impact Evaluation Workshop. The audience included 22 individuals who work in or intend to do impact evaluations. The group was rigorously selected from a pool of 150 and hailed from all over Africa (including Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana).
July 26, 2016
From July 25-29, Dylan Ramshaw (Country Director) and Juan Hernández-Agramonte (Deputy Country Director) participated in a week-long workshop organized by the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016
On July 20th in Mumbai, IPA, IFMR LEAD, and CAFRAL (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 50 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers.
July 20, 2016
On July 17th, IPA, the Bangladesh Government's Access to Information Programme (a2i), and the UNDP held a joint seminar at the office of the Prime minister, 'Creating innovation does not guarantee adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy'.
July 17, 2016
On July 15th, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director for IPA Philippines, was a speaker and panel member at the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) 20th Anniversary and 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo Conference held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Philippines.
July 15, 2016
Workshop: “Evidence-based intervention design” with Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations staff
On July 14 and 15, 2016, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) and the National Program against Domestic and Sexual Violence (PNCVFS) of the MIMP organized the Workshop "Evidence-based intervention design" as part of the Project "Institutionalization of the use and generation of evidence for the improvement of the interventions of the PCNVFS of the MIMP "in Lima, Peru.
July 14, 2016 - July 15, 2016
On July 6th in Manila, IPA and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 40 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers.
July 05, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action organized a Stakeholders’ forum focusing on sharing learnings from the Soapy Water Handwashing Stations pilot study. The forum was organized within IPA’s strategic objective to organically inform policy and programming with rigorous research findings.
June 28, 2016
The Evidence-based Policy-making in Education conference began on June 23. This 2-day event was hosted by the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and coordinated by Twaweza and Innovations for Poverty Action-Tanzania. Dr.Mashinda, Director General of COSTECH, gave an overview of the importance of using evidence to inform policy to an audience of government officials, other policymakers, and the press.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
June 23, 2016 - June 24, 2016
On June 21st, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), IPA hosted an event on electricity and water utility provision research. The overall objective of the event was to create a forum to discuss how research could help inform policies on utility provision in Zambia. To motivate this discussion, case studies of projects recently supported by IPA and IGC were presented, and a panel of policy-makers in Zambia shared their views.
June 21, 2016
IPA Peru presented preliminary results to the Peruvian Government (specifically the Superintendent of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds (SBS)) on a new Financial Coaching initiative launched and managed by IPA Peru.
June 21, 2016
How can we use evidence more effectively to inform and improve government policies and programs? IPA Kenya attended the Development Impact Evaluation division (DIME)’s forum on Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Program Designs in Nairobi, and presented IPA evaluations in the energy and sanitation sectors that focused on maximizing large-scale infrastructure investments.
June 14, 2016
IPA Rwanda hosted an Impact Evaluation and Scientific Writing workshop at Hotel Portofino, Kigali. The training covered several topics such as an introduction to impact evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, scientific writing in economics and public health, IPA's role as a high-quality evidence provider, and more.
June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016
This seminar addressed the "last-mile" problem of uptake in health: products and services are available, people are aware of their effectiveness, and yet uptake remains low. Rachel Levenson of IPA-Zambia presented evidence from research on innovations based on behavioral economics and behavior-centered designs that address behavior change working with emotions, non-monetary incentives, and social and status pressure to trigger shift in behavior and norms.
June 02, 2016
Amidst significant gains in primary level participation rates, learning gaps remain among primary and secondary level students. Increased government spending in education, as well as the implementation of the K-12 program are important education sector reforms that sets the stage for improved access and better education outcomes for the Filipino youth.
Quezon City, Philippines
May 24, 2016