March 19, 2017 - March 21, 2017
Dhaka, Bangladesh

From March 19-21, 2017, IPA Bangladesh organized a three-day executive course on Evidence-Based Policymaking and Program Design for 29 stakeholders in Bangladesh. Many government officials participated in the training, including the Director General of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Planning; the Director and Deputy Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office; and the Domain Specialist (Innovation Training) of the Capacity Development Team of the Government’s Access to Information (a2i) Programme. Representatives from UNDP and various organizations in Cambodia and Bangladesh also attended. The training was conducted by Martin Mattsson (IPA-affiliated researcher and PhD Candidate at Yale University) and representatives from J-PAL South Asia. Peter Srouji, IPA Philippines Research Coordinator, also presented. The training was the first of its kind in Bangladesh and was well-received by the attending stakeholders.

IPA's executive course on evidence-based policymaking and program designing