From December 4-6, 2019, Education Evidence for Action (EE4A), a coalition of civil society organizations, academics, and government officials under the Ministry of Education (MoE), will host its biannual policy conference in Machakos, Kenya. EE4A has previously organized two policy conferences in 2015 and 2017, and its third conference in 2019 will serve as a proactive strategy to link education evidence to policy and action.
Machakos, Kenya
December 04, 2019 - December 06, 2019
CEGA's EASST Collaborative will host its 8th annual summit in Nairobi, Kenya on July 22-23, 2019 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. The Summit will showcase locally generated research alongside the research of U.S. based academics while facilitating a dialogue between policymakers, practitioners, and researchers regarding opportunities for evidence-informed policymaking in East Africa. 
Nairobi, Kenya
July 22, 2019 - July 23, 2019
On Thursday, June 27, Prof. Angela Ofori-Atta, Prof. Dean Karlan, and Prof. Christopher Udry will present results from the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a CBT intervention in Ghana. The study evaluated the impact of a relatively low-cost group-based CBT intervention on developing resilience and eliminating negative thought distortions among poor households in rural and peri-urban areas. The research also aims to understand if CBT helps equip people with the mental health stability and positive outlook necessary to make successful investments and if it can be used as a therapy to reduce intimate partner violence.
Accra, Ghana
June 27, 2019
On June 19 and 20, the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) program will convene high-profile academics and policymakers to answer the question: "How can education systems be reformed to deliver better learning for all?" The conference will feature presentations from IPA researchers Andrew Zeitlin, who will present preliminary results from the Rwanda teacher pay-for-performance study, Torsten Figueiredo Walter, who will present findings from the Zambia teacher allocation study, and Syeda Farwa Fatima, who will present results from the Ghana Fast-Track Transformational Teacher Training (FTTT) study.
Washington, DC, United States
June 19, 2019 - June 20, 2019
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On June 11-13, 2019 the USAID/Malawi MELS Project, implemented by IBTCI, convened over 40 Malawian M&E practitioners in Lilongwe for an annual learning workshop on the “State of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.” The workshop this year had four objectives:
Lilongwe, Malawi
June 12, 2019
On May 31, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) and the Zambian Ministry of General Education hosted a dissemination event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The event covered the initial release of the primary outcomes of the randomized evaluation conducted by IPA Zambia of WBR's bicycle program.
Lusaka, Zambia
May 31, 2019
On May 23, a panel sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC convened the Secretaries of Security from Colombia's three largest cities—Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali—and Universidad EAFIT economist Catalina Goméz Toro to discuss and debate policy strategies for public safety.
Medellín, Colombia
May 23, 2019
On May 20, IPA Peru and J-PAL LAC co-hosted a dissemination event where researchers Erica Field (Duke University) and Ursula Aldana (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos) presented baseline findings from “Leaders in Action,” a program that trains local leaders to become community health volunteers and raise awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) in their villages, to a policy audience at the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP).
Lima, Peru
May 20, 2019
On Wednesday, May 15, during the Child Labor Coalition's quarterly meeting, Dr. Eric Edmonds presented the results of his and Dr. Caroline Theoharides' evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's livelihood assistance to parents of child laborers.
Washington, DC, United States
May 15, 2019
German Development Conference
On May 10, IPA's Regional Director for West Africa Claudia Casarotto presented at an event hosted by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the Campbell Collaboration. The conference, "Using evidence for more effective development policy and practice," brought together policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss ways to foster evidence-based policymaking and programming in the German development cooperation.
Bonn, Germany
May 10, 2019
On May 9, 2019, IFPRI and IPA held a seminar to discuss effective strategies for building resilience through financial inclusion, and make a call for more research on this urgent challenge.
Washington, DC, United States
May 09, 2019
On May 8, IPA presented at the results dissemination event for the Lively Minds project, which evaluated the impacts of a low-cost, play-based learning program that engaged both teachers and parents on early childhood cognitive development.
Accra, Ghana
May 08, 2019
On May 8, IPA Zambia presented on global research findings at the Ministry of Health's 2019 Family Planning Annual Review meeting in Chongwe, Zambia.
Chongwe, Zambia
May 08, 2019
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, IPA hosted a discussion of a randomized evaluation, conducted with Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria, in which researchers are asking: Can recordings of former extremist group members apologizing, or explaining how they have changed, reduce feelings of anger and fear? And if so, does this increase people’s willingness to accept former members back into their communities? Research lead Dr. Rebecca Wolfe (Director of Evidence and Influence at Mercy Corps) and Radha Rajkotia (Chief Research and Policy Officer at IPA) provided an overview of the study, followed by a Q&A portion.
New York, United States
April 18, 2019
From April 15-18, IPA participated in three panels at the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in San Francisco.
San Francisco, United States
April 15, 2019 - April 18, 2019