On October 26, IPA Peru participated in an event titled "Semana de la Evidencia," presenting on "How to Design an Impact Evaluation" in Lima. Sergio De Marco — Deputy Country Director for IPA's Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay country programs — presented on the fundamental problem of causal inference and the importance of finding a valid counterfactual. Afterward, Sergio discussed the use of experimental evaluation methods and the different types and designs of randomization.
On October 25, IPA and J-PAL co-hosted a dissemination event titled "Gender Violence and Impact Evaluation: Translating Evidence to Public Policy” in Lima, Peru. During the event, Sergio De Marco, Deputy Director of the Regional Office of IPA for Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay, presented on interventions to prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and IPA’s IPV Initiative.
On September 28, IPA and J-PAL co-hosted a dissemination event titled "Deciding for a Better Future" (DFM) in Lima, Peru.
On August 27, IPA in partnership with the Ministry of Production of Peru held an event entitled Evidence Dialogue on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) Development in Peru. This half-day workshop featured presentations by academics and decision-makers in government, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.
On April 16, IPA Peru shared preliminary results of an impact evaluation conducted with the Peruvian Ministry of Education. The study evaluated the effectiveness of information campaigns in increasing students' and parents' understanding of the returns to education and reducing school dropout and child labor in rural and urban areas.
On Friday, March 16, 2018, the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS), held their first workshop for the AYNI Lab Social (AYNI Lab), a new social innovation lab focused on solutions that are cost-effective, evidence-based, and scale-able. IPA and J-PAL LAC have partnered with MIDIS to form AYNI Lab and are developing the Lab’s capacity to conduct randomized evaluations and impact evaluations and designing a protocol for data management. AYNI Lab aims to promote innovation and rigorous evaluation in public policy.
On November 25, 2017, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, IPA Country Director for Perú, Bolivia, and Paraguay, gave a TED Talk at TedxTukuy in Lima. The video of the TED Talk was recently released this year and can be viewed below. Juan focused his talk on how government can achieve high impact by partnering with academics to propose innovative policies that are tested using randomized controlled trials. He presented two successful case studies of policy innovation that were conducted with the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
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.
IPA Peru’s country office, along with IPA-affiliated researcher Renard Sexton, presented the preliminary results of the Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru project to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), NGOs, and the Office of Counseling on Socio-Environmental Issues of the Ministry of Environment.
El taller “Innovando para promover la inclusión financiera: evidencia reciente y agenda de investigación y política” fue organizado por una alianza de instituciones locales e internacionales que incluye al Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), el Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), el Proyecto Capital, Alianza por la Política Económica (PEP), IPA y J-PAL LAC.
On November 24, IPA Peru Country Director Juan Hernández presented on “Digital Financial Tools: What is Working?” at the VIII Conference on Education and Financial Inclusion organized by CEMLA.
On October 19th and 20th, 2016, J-PAL LAC and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Peru participated in the organization of the V Meeting of the Peruvian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (REDPERUME). REDPERUME is a network of professionals, most of them from academia and the public sector, seeking to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation culture in Peru. Since 2012 they hold annual meetings to discuss issues pertaining to the monitoring and evaluation fields. J-PAL/IPA have participated in the organization of these meetings since 2013.