COVID-19’s wide-ranging health and economic impacts have permeated across the world, and much of the research community has pivoted to respond. At IPA, we have launched a major effort—Research for Effective COVID-19 responses, or RECOVR, to support immediate response efforts and provide evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis in the 22 countries where we work.
IPA Philippines Senior Research Manager, Peter Srouji, presented IPA's evaluation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition at a knowledge-sharing forum organized by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) and the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO).
On October 21, IPA Philippines presented the results of the first round of the Teacher Needs Assessment online survey to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials. Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri (Country Director, IPA Philippines) and Karisha Cruz (Policy Associate, IPA Philippines) led the presentation of the key results on access to technology, experience with using technology, remote teaching skills, plans for remote education, and teacher well-being.
On September 30, IPA Philippines presented the results of the Impact Evaluation of Judicial Reform Programs to high-level officials. The virtual presentation was attended by the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SC), Undersecretary of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Third Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), National President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and former Executive Director of 3ie.
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.
From August 5-12, IPA Philippines held virtual meetings with various government agencies to present the results of the RECOVR Survey. The presentation was led by Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri together with Elliot Collins who is one of the lead researchers of the RECOVR Philippines Survey. On August 5, IPA presented findings related to health and COVID-19 mitigation to the Director of the Health Promotion and Communication Service of the Department of Health.