Dean Karlan ADB Presentation Nimble RCTs June 2017
Pasig City,Philippines
June 26, 2017

On June 26, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines on nimble RCTs or rapid fire tests, and how these can be integral to program design. The presentation was facilitated by ADB's Chief Economist, Yasuyuki Sawada, who also provided his input on how RCTs can be used at the ADB.

 

Dean Karlan DSWD Presentation June 2017
Quezon City,Philippines
June 23, 2017

On June 23, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented on qualitative and quantitative methods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippines. The seminar was attended by 30 management-level staff of the DSWD, including the department's undersecretaries and assistant secretaries. Discussions focused on how impact evaluations, specifically RCTs, can help improve the design of social protection programs.

 

IPA Philippines OVP Workshop
Quezon City,Philippines
May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017

On May 22-23, 2017, IPA Philippines conducted a Theory of Change and Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop for the Office of the Vice President (OVP) of the Philippines. The workshop took place in Quezon City and was attended by 28 participants from different departments of the OVP. The workshop's objectives were to: 1) build the foundations of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework of the OVP's flagship program by updating the program's theory of change (ToC); (2) introduce the ToC as a tool for M&E; and (3) provide sessions on right-fit M&E.

IPA Philippines SLP Workshop
Quezon City,Philippines
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017

In partnership with J-PAL Southeast Asia, IPA Philippines conducted a Measurement and Survey Design Workshop for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)'s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) on May 18-19, 2017. The workshop was attended by ten participants and held at the DSWD Complex in Quezon City, Philippines. The two-day workshop was part of an engagement to build the SLP staff's internal capacity and skills in monitoring and evaluation by providing them with the foundation for data collection, measurement, survey design, and survey piloting.
 
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Dean Karlan presents at the Graduating the Ultra-Poor seminar in the Phillipines
Manila,Philippines
March 17, 2017

IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented IPA’s Graduation of the Ultra Poor study to Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, as well as other ADB staff and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The seminar was held at ADB’s main office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Quezon City,Philippines
March 01, 2017 - March 02, 2017

IPA Philippines held a two-day event on March 1-2, 2017 with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the implementing partner for an impact evaluation of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). On the first day, IPA provided a capacity-building workshop on Introduction to Impact Evaluation to program-concerned staff at the local, regional, and national levels. On the second day, IPA presented findings from the process evaluation and baseline data collection to program-concerned staff and DOLE senior officials.

,Philippines
February 21, 2017

IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri attended the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) M&E Steering Committee Meeting on 21 February 2017. Representatives from 3ie and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) also attended. IPA and 3ie’s projects were featured at the meeting, including an impact evaluation on child labor with the Department of Labor and Employment and an upcoming impact evaluation of judiciary reforms with the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

,Philippines
September 14, 2016, September 20, 2016

On September 14th and 20th, IPA Philippines presented two brown bags to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). On the 14th, IPA presented the results of a literature review of similar SLP micro-enterprise and employment facilitation programs found around the world. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion between IPA and DSWD. On the 20th, IPA presented the initial results of an M&E study to the SLP’s Management Committee.

,Philippines
September 14, 2016, September 20, 2016

On September 14th and 20th, IPA Philippines presented two brown bags to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). On the 14th, IPA presented the results of a literature review of similar SLP micro-enterprise and employment facilitation programs found around the world. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion between IPA and DSWD. On the 20th, IPA presented the initial results of an M&E study to the SLP’s Management Committee.

,Philippines
August 23, 2016

On August 23rd, Ariel BenYishay presented the preliminary results of a five-year evaluation of the Philippine Community-Driven Development (CDD) program, locally known as KALAHI-CIDSS (KC). This study was done in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to assess the impact of CDD on access to key services and quantity and quality of participation in local governance. The event was attended by about 200 representatives from government, development organizations, and international funding agencies.

Manila,Philippines
July 15, 2016

On July 15th, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director for IPA Philippines, was a speaker and panel member at the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) 20th Anniversary and 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo Conference held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Philippines.

Legaspi Village ,Philippines
July 07, 2016

On July 7th, the Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) hosted International Care Ministries (ICM) and IPA Philippines to present preliminary results of IPA’s impact evaluation of ICM’s “Transform” program. This program provides a values, health, and livelihood intervention training program to Filipino ultra-poor households. Dean Karlan presented preliminary results along with David Sutherland, CEO of ICM.

Makati City,Philippines
July 07, 2016

Also on July 7th, Dean Karlan, David Sutherland, and James Choi presented the Transform program’s preliminary results at a session hosted by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and ICM in Makati City, Philippines. Attendees included students from AIM and other ICM partners who are also involved in livelihood interventions and other programs for the Philippine poor.

,Philippines
July 07, 2016

On July 7th, Dean Karlan was the guest speaker at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, Inc’s learning session, “Walang Maiiwan sa Laylayan” (Leaving No One Behind in the Margins). This was attended by high-level staff from BPI and other banks in the Philippines. Dean shared evidence from impact evaluations on financial inclusion from around the world and also expounded on innovative solutions that can be explored by the Philippine banking sector.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Pia Roman Tayag initiates the roundtable discussion on Information Design
Manila,Philippines
July 05, 2016

On July 6th in Manila, IPA and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 40 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers. During the one-day event, attendees engaged in a series of discussions that encouraged them to think about how recent financial inclusion evidence applies to their institutions and how RCTs can be useful for decision-making.

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