Webinar,United States
June 09, 2020

On June 9, 2020, the Financial Inclusion Program at IPA convened a global network of more than 60 researchers working on consumer protection and digital finance issues for the Launch Meeting of the Consumer Protection Research Initiative. This virtual meeting featured presentations by Initiative leadership Xavier Giné of the World Bank and Rafe Mazer of Innovations for Poverty Action, researcher presentations by Dani Madrid-Morales (University of Houston), Matthew Bird (Universidad del Pacifico) and Paolina Medina (Texas A&M), and moderated discussion...

Webinar,United States
June 02, 2020

Researchers are currently evaluating many innovative systems-level approaches to improving school management and accountability in different contexts around the world. How can researchers collaborate with educators and policymakers to produce research that builds the body of evidence on school management and accountability while also helping policymakers make improved policy decisions in contexts of limited resources?

Webinar,United States
January 16, 2020

How do we give youth the skills to succeed in life? It’s a universal question, but one that has particular relevance in sub-Saharan Africa, where high school graduates face very limited formal job opportunities and often aren’t equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Women face particular challenges in the educational, economic, and social spheres. One way to address these challenges may be to teach students the hard and soft skills required to be successful in their future work and lives.

New York City,United States
November 14, 2018

Globally, almost one-third of women report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) at some point in their lives. Nearly 40 percent of all homicides of women are committed by an intimate partner. Yet little is known about how to reduce IPV.

Kampala,Uganda
August 06, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Program Objectives

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New York,United States
April 07, 2018

On April 7, IPA Associate Director of Business and Program Development Faith McCollister participated in a panel discussion on youth unemployment at the 2018 African Economic Forum, held at Columbia University. The panel focused on the complex causes of youth unemployment in Africa and potential solutions to alleviate the problems it presents. During the discussion, McCollister noted the lack of an evidence-backed "silver bullet" for solving unemployment and emphasized the need for ongoing rigorous research.

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Kampala,Uganda
February 15, 2018

Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, and policymakers are faced with competing ideas about the best way to approach this problem.

In Uganda, Village Enterprise and IPA partnered with researchers to conduct a randomized evaluation that measured the impact of diverse components and variants of Village Enterprise’s graduation-style program, which provides poor households with a combination of cash transfers, mentorship, business training, and support for the formation of businesses and savings groups over a one-year period.

Washington,United States
February 09, 2018

Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, but policymakers are faced with competing ideas about the best way to approach this problem.

In Uganda, Village Enterprise and IPA partnered with researchers to conduct a randomized evaluation that measured the impact of diverse components and variants of Village Enterprise’s graduation-style program, which provides poor households with a combination of cash transfers, mentorship, business training, and support for the formation of businesses and savings groups over a one-year period.

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Kampala ,Uganda
August 09, 2017

IPA Uganda held a successful dissemination event at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. At this event, Pia Raffler and Melina Platas, principal investigators of the Meet the Candidates project, disseminated the project's findings. Preliminary findings from the project suggest that watching video interviews of parliamentary candidates during party primary and multiparty elections increases knowledge about the candidates and increases the likelihood that voters change away from their intended vote choice on Election Day.

Kampala,Uganda
April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017

From April 10-14, 2017, IPA Uganda participated in CARE’s Women Digital Sub-Wallets workshop. The e-wallet is a new service provided by PostBank, a well-known bank in Uganda which has previously been a branch bank. The e-wallet service allows women to access formal bank accounts through mobile technology and have pre-labeled digital subwallets to categorize their savings, such as school fees and healthcare.

Kampala,Uganda
March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Between March 27-31, 2017, IPA presented in multiple sessions at this year’s African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The conference brought together researchers, academics, and practitioners from the African continent and beyond to discuss the supply and demand of credible evidence in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion Program, presented evidence on women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion.

Kampala,Uganda
December 02, 2016

On December 2, Living Goods organized a stakeholder meeting in Kampala to disseminate the findings of IPA’s Community Health Delivery study.

Kampala,Uganda
October 23, 2014

Kyle Holloway (Research Manager, IPA Uganda) gave a presentation entitled "Green Evidence: Evaluating What Works" at Green Drinks, Kampala, a regular meeting of individuals working in the Energy and Environment sectors in Uganda for public, private, and non-profit organizations.

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Kampala,Uganda
June 20, 2013 - June 25, 2013

On June 24 - 25, 2013, the Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action, hosted a conference around evidence on innovations in savings and payments research in Kampala, Uganda.