On November 5, 2020, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the University of Southern California Center for Economic and Social Research, the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) held a webinar on gender transformative finance across East and Southern Africa, focusing on unpacking effects and directions for new research.
CGAP's Womens Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, in partnership with the "Making Finance Work for Women Summit", organized a panel and discussion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania geared towards financial service providers, exploring solutions that are being tested to address constraints such as lack of trust, self-confidence and limited decision making power, using both social networks and other innovative design features. IPA Tanzania Country Representative...
Country Representative Rachel Steinacher presented the results of IPA Tanzania’s Soapy Water Handwashing Stations study at the Tanzanian Health Summit. The event brought together over 500 government officials, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how the private and public sectors can increase their collaboration to promote improved health outcomes and systems.
The Evidence-based Policy-making in Education conference began on June 23. This 2-day event was hosted by the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and coordinated by Twaweza and Innovations for Poverty Action-Tanzania. Dr.Mashinda, Director General of COSTECH, gave an overview of the importance of using evidence to inform policy to an audience of government officials, other policymakers, and the press.
Rachel Steinacher (IPA-Tanzania), Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia; J-PAL affiliate) and Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD; CEGA, IPA, and J-PAL affiliate) presented at a seminar to promote impact evaluation in Tanzania hosted by Twaweza and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The audience consisted mostly of young, Tanzanian researchers.