A new IPA study from Malawi finds that allowing workers to defer receiving part of their wages significantly increases savings. Working with a large agricultural employer, researchers Lasse Brune, Jason Kerwin, and Eric Chyn find that deferred wage payments may help address self-control issues that could normally inhibit savings. A growing body of evidence suggests that changing the timing (smaller, more frequent payments versus larger, spread-out payments), and disbursement method of wage payments, has important impacts on financial health. Deferred wages may be an effective savings device for some, while others may require more frequent smaller payments to manage consumption needs. Moreover, digital payments allow employers to automate savings and make other customizations, at low or no cost to employers, and with potentially large benefits to the employees. This webinar also explores: how does the evidence on digital wage payments informs the broader discussion on designing effective digital cash transfers?
Webinar, United States
December 09, 2021
This webinar will provide insights on the drivers of the digitization of remittances, its implications for the welfare of recipient households, and the broader impacts on financial inclusion.
Webinar, United States
December 08, 2021
This event will convene researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share research findings and discuss policy solutions from IPA’s Women's Work, Entrepreneurship, and Skilling (WWES) Initiative in Bangladesh.
Webinar, Bangladesh
December 07, 2021
The Education Evidence for Action (EE4A) Conference on November 25-26, 2021 brought together education stakeholders and policymakers to share education evidence and deliberate on key policy issues and priorities in education.
Naivasha, Kenya
November 25, 2021 - November 26, 2021
On November 15, 2021, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Innovations for Poverty Action held the seventh webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
November 15, 2021
Innovations for Poverty Action, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, and Princeton University are pleased to announce a webinar series on violence and crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
February 10, 2021, November 15, 2021
On November 12, IPA hosted a parallel session at the 59th Philippine Economics Society Conference (virtual) at 8:30-10 AM PHT.
Webinar, Philippines
November 11, 2021 - November 12, 2021
This webinar, led by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), highlighted the most important discoveries from randomized evaluations in recent years and illuminated how this field of research is providing key insights for more effective programming. Drawing on a recent review of emerging evidence, it covered a range of interrelated topics—from peacebuilding and dispute resolution to alternatives to policing in high-crime settings—highlighting new insights for programming, while also identifying where evidence gaps remain.
Webinar, Germany
November 09, 2021
On November 3, in a session titled “Emergent Approaches to M&E for Peacebuilding”, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Senior Policy Associate Isabela Salgado, IPA’s Peace & Recovery Senior Program Associate Daphne Schermer, Environmental Law Institute Research Associate Shehla Chowdhury and Director of Internal Programs Carl Bruch, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Senior Program Officer Martha Mutisi presented on the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to peacebuilding interventions. Drawing from IPA and J-PAL’s work in using randomized control trial (RCT) evaluations to identify effective interventions seeking to reduce crime, violence, and conflict, this session, and associated breakout room gave an overview of how practitioners can define and measure impact in the context of peacebuilding.
Webinar, Switzerland
November 03, 2021
This webinar took place on November 3, 2021.
Webinar, United States
November 03, 2021
This plenary panel discussed the future of financial consumer protection through leading voices who shared their perspectives on the novel risks and innovative approaches that could define the industry’s learning agenda over the next decade.
Webinar, United States
November 01, 2021
On November 1, IPA's Education Program Director, Sarah Kabay presented her new book, Access, Quality, & the Global Learning Crisis: Insights from Ugandan Primary Education. This event was hosted by Professor Elisabeth King and the International Education program in a public Zoom meeting. Sarah Kabay is an education researcher focused on early childhood and basic education. She works to design and evaluate educational interventions and to understand the systems and contexts in which they take place. She focuses on mixed-methods strategies, such as the integration of qualitative research and randomized evaluations. She has a BA in Poverty and Development from Yale University and a PhD in International Education from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 
Webinar, United States
November 01, 2021
IPA and GPRL's 2021 Researcher Gathering was held virtually from Wednesday, October 27 to Friday, October 29, 2021.
Online, United States
October 27, 2021, October 29, 2021
Rwanda-Uganda Policymaking Workshop
On October 27, IPA in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board organized a policymaking workshop targeting key stakeholders involved in the skills development and labor market interventions in Rwanda.
Kigali, Rwanda
October 27, 2021

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