Manila,Philippines
August 22, 2019 - August 23, 2019

On August 22-23, IPA held the second workshop in a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training series for the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The two-day workshop built on the key M&E concepts introduced during the first workshop. 43 Supreme Court staff dove deeper into their theories of change, prioritized areas of their M&E plans, and discussed ways forward. IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, opened the event and Dr. Maria Alicia F.

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Manila,Philippines
July 18, 2019 - July 19, 2019

On July 18-19, IPA held the first of the workshops in a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training series for the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Over the course of the two days, the fifty-two Supreme Court staff across eight offices were introduced to key concepts of M&E. The participants, under their respective offices, worked on developing a relevant theory of change and applying CART principles as they began to build out an M&E framework, in between lectures on these concepts. Atty. Laura C.H.

Manila,Philippines
October 22, 2018

On October 22, IPA hosted a dissemination event titled: "Addressing Child Labor through Livelihood Promotion: An Impact Evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's Livelihood Assistance to Parents of Child Laborers." Dr. Eric Edmonds presented the results of his and Dr. Caroline Theoharides' evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's livelihood assistance to parents of child laborers.

Manila,Philippines
June 20, 2018

On June 20, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri and Policy Associate Riza Halili presented at an impact evaluation training workshop at the De La Salle University (DLSU) Angelo King Institute in Manila. The primary objective of this workshop was to build the capacity of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) officials and staff on impact evaluations of social and economic development programs.

Pasig City,Philippines
May 07, 2018

On Monday, May 7, Sharada Ramanathan, Knowledge Manager for the Poverty Probability Index (PPI®), presented an introduction to the PPI. The PPI is a poverty measurement tool for organizations and businesses with a mission to serve the poor. It is statistically sound, yet simple to use.

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Quezon City,Philippines
April 12, 2018

On April 12, IPA Philippines and the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) jointly organized the Policy Forum on Peace and Recovery: Select Evidence from Around the World at the NDCP Honor Hall at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

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Pasig City,Philippines
February 22, 2018

Riza Halili, Policy Associate for IPA Philippines, gave an Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation presentation for the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines' (OVP) Field Coordinators. The 15 Field Coordinators will be responsible for monitoring the OVP's poverty programs implemented in partnership with various local government units in the Philippines.

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Manila,Philippines
February 15, 2018

IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presented Evidence in Financial Literacy at the Joint Chevening Chats and Landbank of the Philippines Q-Chats on Financial Inclusion on February 15, 2018 at the Landbank Plaza, Manila, Philippines. The event was attended by Landbank staff from different departments, Chevening scholars, and representatives from the British Embassy Manila. 

Philippines Monitoring & Evaluation Training
Manila,Philippines
February 08, 2018

Riza Halili, Policy Associate and Elisa Cascardi, Research Associate for IPA Philippines, gave a training on Monitoring and Evaluation in the Judiciary. This training focused on the administrative data available in bureaucracies, constructing theory of change for judicial reform projects, and embedding monitoring and evaluation into government programming. Eighteen members from the Supreme Court Program Management Office and Judicial Academy attended the training. 

Mandaluyong City,Philippines
December 06, 2017

On December 6, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented on the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach at the Department of Social Welfare and Development's 3rd Annual M&E Conference. She was part of a panel of speakers who were asked to share evaluation studies. Other panelists included representatives from the World Bank, the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, and DSWD's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Quezon City,Philippines
December 06, 2017

On December 6, IPA Philippines partnered with the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines (OVP) and the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS). This event was attended by 12 key players and researchers in agribusiness to discuss linking small producers with supply chains and agribusiness models worth pursuing in the Philippine context. The event was conducted to help inform the design of OVP's Angat Buhay program.

Pasig City,Philippines
November 27, 2017

On November 27, IPA Philippines hosted the Research Management Workshop for the Philippine National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Research Manager Peter Srouji, Research Coordinator Heather Richmond, and Regional Director Prathap Kasina gave presentations on research design and oversight, data quality control, and measurement and assessing questionnaire design. NEDA conducted sessions on the status of the M&E Fund and a brown bag on impact evaluation of public policies, programs, and projects. This was attended by 27 members of the NEDA Monitoring and Evaluation Staff.

Quezon City,Philippines
November 08, 2017

On November 8, as part of IPA Philippines' engagement with the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, Loic Watine, the Director of IPA's Goldilocks Right-Fit Evidence Unit, presented on right-fit M&E to 28 local government staff, 7 of whom are mayors from 9 Luzon-based local government units (LGU). This was in support of the OVP's Bridging Leadership Program for their partner LGUs all over the Philippines.

Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar
October 26, 2017

IPA Myanmar led an intensive one-day “Introduction to Program Evaluation” training with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on October 26th. The seminar covered the following topics: theory of change, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, and a case study on a maternal and child cash transfers Randomized Controlled Trial in Myanmar.

Mandaluyong City,Philippines
October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017

The Department of Social Welfare and Development's National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) invited IPA Philippines to speak at their annual National M&E Conference and Planning Workshop from October 23-27, 2017. Jessa Cruz represented IPA Philippines and spoke in front of around 80 DSWD KC-NCDDP M&E field staff about IPA's protocols and best practices on data collection (getting the "Right-Fit" data), data management (ensuring research quality), and data utilization (making data and research actionable).

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