On March 5, IPA Philippines together with researcher Emily Beam (University of Vermont) presented the comprehensive results of the Teacher Needs Assessment Study to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials. The presentation contained the results from the first and second round of data collection activities (Round 1: online survey; Round 2: online survey, phone survey, and qualitative interviews).
Since 2014, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the Philippines’ National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), with support from the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), have helped build capacity and demand among government departments for impact evaluations to inform decision-making on key policies and programs in the Philippines. As part of the program, they have supported evaluations of interventions implemented by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and a series of...
To support the Department of Education (DepEd) in institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for its programs and policies, IPA Philippines partnered with the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) to conduct a virtual M&E Capacity Building (CapB) Program from February 2 until March 12. The M&E CapB Program aims to build the capacities of the DepEd M&E personnel and program owners in establishing their respective M&E plans.
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.
On July 14 Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri participated in an online knowledge sharing meeting organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) to share perspectives on doing research activities during the time of a pandemic, particularly on remote data collection. Baddiri presented IPA Philippines’ work in response to COVID-19 and how it shifted most of its data collection to phone surveys using computer-assisted telephone interviewing tools such as SurveyCTO.
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.
On June 2 and June 8, IPA Philippines participated in two Policy Dialogue sessions hosted by the Department of Education (DepEd) Policy Research and Development Division (PRRD). On June 2, select Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office units joined the session and on June 8 select DepEd Regional Offices, Schools Division Offices, and schools participated. The policy dialogues explored potential options for effective distance learning modalities.
IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presented at a knowledge-sharing forum on the Philippines' K-12 education curriculum organized by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) and the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO). The two events were conducted in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), with high-level presenters from the Department of Education and the Asian Development Bank.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines invited IPA for a courtesy call with the newly appointed Chief Justice of the Philippines, Honorable Diosdado M. Peralta, to introduce IPA and to provide a briefing on the ongoing IPA Supreme Court engagement. Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez and Deputy Clerk of Court and Judicial Reform Program Administrator Attorney. Laura del Rosario was also in attendance.