July 10, 2014
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

IPA, J-PAL Europe, and Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Education hosted a conference on education in French-speaking Africa in Ouagadougou on July 10. The conference aimed to share the results of rigorous evaluations and to discuss policy lessons on how to improve access to and the quality of education in the region. Following the conference, the organizers offered a one-day training on impact evaluation methods. The conference brought together over 160 practitioners from multilateral organizations, governments, NGOs, and the private sector from more than ten different African countries and over 100 participants completed the training. The event marks an important milestone in J-PAL’s cooperation with the Burkina Faso's Ministry of Education and a major step towards greater policy outreach in the region. Visit the conference webpage to view the agenda and presentations.