On March 17, IPA Côte d’Ivoire shared the insights of the education section of the second wave of the RECOVR survey. This two-hour session was hosted by M. Raoul Koné (Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Education of Côte d’Ivoire). Loïc Watine (Director of the Right-Fit Evidence Unit, IPA) presented key findings related to the various distance education programs that had been put in place during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, as well as the relevant policy implications.
Ces webinaires font partie de la Série de Webinaires RECOVR: Apporter des preuves scientifiques aux réponses politiques pour le COVID-19 dans les pays du Sud. Avec nos partenaires, nous organisons cette série pour partager rapidement les leçons tirées avec la communauté politique et académique afin de soutenir les efforts en faveur de réponses basées sur des preuves scientifiques.
This webinar is part of IPA's RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South. Together with our partners, we are using this series to rapidly share what we are learning with the policy and research community to support evidence-informed response efforts. More information about other events in the series is available here.
On May 29, IPA Côte d'Ivoire and the Direction Générale de l'Emploi (DGE) of the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement specifies how IPA will assist the Ministry with a special focus on the most vulnerable populations (youth, entrepreneurs in the informal sector, workers with handicaps, women, etc.). IPA and the Ministry have been forming this partnership for over a year and are particularly interested in conducting policy-relevant research.
This workshop was organized by the Decent Jobs for Youth initiative in partnership with IPA, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The aim of this workshop was to increase the quality of robust evidence on what works concerning youth employment projects in the Sahel region. The science behind impact evaluations is key in creating more robust evidence.
On March 1, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) invited IPA and other global thought leaders from AFI’s membership to convene a high-level conference in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the future of financial inclusion and how to provide sustainable financial services to the last 1.7 billion unbanked.
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.
The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, convened its ninth and final workshop to explore topics related to innovations in investing in young children globally.
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. Kelsey Wright, Program Manager, presented findings from an assessment of constraints to movement out of poverty conducted in Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Côte d'Ivoire, and Nicolo Tomaselli, FWA Country Director, led an introduction to evaluation using RCTs.