From July 15-17, IPA Myanmar moderated a conference titled Myanmar Update 2021: Living with the Pandemic and the Coup hosted by Australian National University. Myanmar Update is a major venue at which to present cutting-edge scholarship on political, social and economic affairs in Myanmar.
From April 28-29, researcher Russell Toth presented the results of his study on the economic impact of digital loans on mobile money agents in Myanmar at the 12th Annual Mobile Money & Financial Inclusion Summit.
On July 23, IPA Myanmar co-hosted an online public lecture with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Duke University, and Yangon University of Economics. The lecture entitled, "Surge in Solar-powered Homes: Lessons for Myanmar" was led by Dr.
From March 10-14, The Yangon University of Economics (YUE), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) – International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Duke University (DU), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jointly organized a workshop on “Environmental and Natural Resource Economics” in Myanmar.
On February 19, IPA Myanmar Country Director, Ricardo Morel presented results of a study on maternal and child cash transfers (MCCT) at a stakeholder workshop in Yangon. The workshop was organized by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) for government representatives, donors, and partners to discuss approaches to social and behavioral change communication (SBCC), specifically linked to MCCT to contribute to shared learning and...
On November 25, IPA Myanmar presented at a workshop discussing the findings from the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of the Maternal and Child Cash Transfer (MCCT) program by Save the Children in Myanmar's Central Dry Zone.
On November 8, during Professor Subhrendu K. Pattanayak’s visit to Myanmar for the inception workshop of the solar energy project, IPA Myanmar held a lecture talk to graduate students from the Yangon University of Economics (YUE). This event, titled "Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Human Health: Can Economics Research Help Address these Ominous Links?” was co-hosted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 6 pm to 7 pm at the YUE campus.
On November 30, IPA Myanmar hosted its second of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar. For this roundtable, Alexandra Hartman, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at University College London, presented a case study of how a top-down alternative dispute resolution intervention changed how local institutions functioned in post-conflict rural Liberia.
On September 25, IPA Myanmar hosted its first of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar. This inaugural roundtable focused on governance, conflict, and peace-building, with representatives from 10 organizations in attendance.
On September 12, IPA and the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia co-hosted a stakeholder workshop to share the final results of the impact evaluation of the Peri-Urban Rangeland Project (PURP) that ran between 2008 and 2013 and was funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. IPA presented the final socioeconomic results of the PURP for Phase I and II and the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ARS) presented the final land quality results of PURP.
On July 5, IPA Myanmar, in partnership with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI), co-hosted a conference at the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The objective was to bring together thought leaders from academia and government, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the international experience and evidence on targeted poverty alleviation programs and their implications for the Myanmar context. Professors Dean Karlan, Robin Burgess, and...
On July 3, IPA and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) co-hosted a workshop on digital finance and financial inclusion in Yangon, Myanmar. IPA Founder Dean Karlan kicked off the event with a keynote presentation followed by two panels. In the first panel, Gonzalo González, CEO of DAWN Microfinance, and Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion program, discussed digital finance and financial inclusion in and beyond Myanmar.
On March 19, The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative team, represented by Dr. Vandana Sharm and Rebecca Hemono; and the IPA Myanmar team, represented by Alexander Fertig and Thein Zaw Oo; hosted a workshop for the validation of the preliminary results of external evaluation of the multi-country Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program (DEPP) with the implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders. The presentation included findings from the different countries where evaluations took place but focused the discussion on Myanmar.