On June 11-13, 2019 the USAID/Malawi MELS Project, implemented by IBTCI, convened over 40 Malawian M&E practitioners in Lilongwe for an annual learning workshop on the “State of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.” The workshop this year had four objectives:
The Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA), with support from IPA Malawi and the International Food Poverty Research Institute (IFPRI), held a research symposium in Lilongwe. The European Union funded the symposium, the first of its kind for ECAMA. Mr. Henry Kachaje (President, ECAMA) and Thandika Mkandawire (London School of Economics) delivered the welcome and keynote addresses to more than 100 participants. Various researchers presented 33 papers on issues related to poverty alleviation.
IPA Malawi and J-PAL Africa hosted a custom training workshop in Malawi. The workshop, which was held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), aimed to improve participants’ understanding of impact evaluation methodologies and how evidence can inform policy. Participants included academics, development practitioners, donors, policymakers, and researchers.