Evidence in Education Policy Forum
Quezon City,Philippines
May 24, 2016

Amidst significant gains in primary level participation rates, learning gaps remain among primary and secondary level students. Increased government spending in education, as well as the implementation of the K-12 program are important education sector reforms that sets the stage for improved access and better education outcomes for the Filipino youth. However, while these reforms are significant, much is still needed to be done in improving learning outcomes for primary and secondary learners in the Philippines.

Manila,Philippines
April 29, 2016

On April 29th, IPA Philippines hosted a Brown Bag on the Graduation of the Ultra Poor Program for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Director Gil Dennis Raposa of the DSWD Sustainable Livelihoods Program (SLP) was in attendance, along with other program staff. The SLP is one of the three core programs of the DSWD that provides micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation to the poor. During the brown bag, the participants noted the value of packaging and sequencing social protection interventions.

IPA Philippines workshop
Manila,Philippines
March 15, 2016

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Philippines conducted a one-day workshop on Introduction to Impact Evaluation last Tuesday, 15 March 2016, which was hosted at the OD Corpuz Hall, Development Academy of the Philippines Building, Ortigas Center, Philippines. This was attended by 28 representatives from 11 organizations. 

Manila,Philippines
January 06, 2016

IPA-Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), ran a one-day training on RCTs attended by approximately 70 participants from various government agencies. This event was part of a larger PIDS event implemented with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, the National Economic and Development Authority, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presenting
Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, IPA Philippines Country Director, speaks to participants on evaluating social programs
CREDIT: 
Ann Mayuga
Manila,Philippines
November 23, 2015 - November 27, 2015

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA) and Innovations for Poverty Action - Philippines hosted managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool, in an Executive Training program.

Manila,Philippines
July 28, 2015 - July 29, 2015

IPA Philippines hosted a two day training workshop on Impact Evaluation with the Department of Education from July 28 to 29, 2015. The training workshop was attended by various divisions under the Department of Education and Education partner organizations such as the Early Childhood Care and Development Council, Technical Institute for Women in Cebu, Dynamic Teen Corporation and Porticus Asia. Prathap Kasina, Maya Escueta (JPAL SA), Dr. Aniceto Orbeta (PIDS), Peter Srouji and Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri led the sessions with IPA Philippines TAs.

Manila,Philippines
October 27, 2014

IPA Philippines conducted a one-day training on impact evaluation for the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process (OPAPP). OPAPP is the government office responsible for managing the implementation of the peace process in the Philippines. As part of the Post-Conflict Reintegration and Fragile States Initiative, IPA Philippines is conducting various capacity building activities for OPAPP relating to conducting impact evaluations.

Manila,Philippines
October 08, 2014 - October 09, 2014

IPA Philippines hosted a two-day training on impact evaluation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS). Participants of the training included government employees of various bureaus under DOLE, notably the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), Overseas Welfare Administration Authority (OWWA), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Manil,Philippines
May 02, 2014

Annie Duflo (Executive Director, IPA) presented on IPA's Graduation of the Ultra Poor studies at the Asian Development Bank in Manila on May 2. The seminar's attendees included staff and officers from the ADB, government agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and NGOs.

Manila,Philippines
October 09, 2013 - October 11, 2013

The Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc., together with the sponsorship of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, hosted a Microcredit Summit in Manila on October 9-11, 2013 focused on the theme Partnerships against Poverty: Government, Business, Finance and Civil Society. The summit brought together government activities, financial and social services and providers, and other businesses to help catalyze the next great wave of movement out of severe poverty.

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Manila,Philippines
December 07, 2012

On December 7th, 2012, a select number of practitioners attending the ninth annual Citi-FT Financial Education Summit (5-6 December 2012 in Manila) participated in a workshop on randomized evaluations to improve financial capability. The workshop was organized by the IPA Philippines office and the Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund, supported by the Citi Foundation.
 

During the workshop, participants engaged in hands-on, group-based case studies to:

Manila,Philippines
December 05, 2012 - December 06, 2012

Dean Karlan represented IPA and the Financial Inclusion Program at the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit.

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