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