On Tuesday, June 29th, IPA and the Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL) at Northwestern University will hold a webinar on rapid phone surveys.
Webinar, United States
June 29, 2021
On June 22, 2021, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Innovations for Poverty Action will hold the fourth webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
June 22, 2021
On June 3rd, IPA and J-PAL will host the fourth webinar in a series showcasing emerging results and policy lessons from the first three years of the Governance, Crime, and Conflict (GCCI) Initiative.
Webinar, United States
June 03, 2021
On June 2, 2021, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) held the fourth webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them.
Webinar, United States
June 02, 2021
Ce webinaire a partagé des conclusions sur les deux enquêtes RECOVR (une enquête par panel conçue pour informer les décideurs sur les communautés les plus durement touchées par les conséquences économiques de la pandémie) réalisées en Côte d'Ivoire et Burkina Faso. La session a également couvert la manière dont les décideurs utilisent les résultats de l'enquête pour adapter en permanence leurs réponses à l'évolution des demandes et planifier une reprise économique. 
Webinar, Burkina Faso
May 25, 2021
On May 11, IPA and the Competition Authority of Kenya presented findings from the Digital Credit Market Inquiry at a Stakeholder Validation Workshop. The Inquiry seeks to identify and propose policy recommendations for improvements in consumer protection and competition in Kenya’s expansive digital credit market. Digital credit refers to loans that are delivered exclusively via phones or the internet, often for very short tenures and at a high cost. The ubiquity of mobile money in Kenya has enabled a rapid rise in digital lending in the past decade, and leading providers make tens of millions of digital loans each year. The Inquiry's analysis was based on a consumer survey and administrative data from digital credit providers—the first of its kind published in Kenya—to measure key issues such as cost of loans, late payment and default, sacrifices made to service debts, and multiple borrowing. The Inquiry’s recommendations focus in particular on the need for greater information-sharing across lenders; improved competition to address the concentration of loan volumes amongst a handful of lenders on the M-PESA mobile money platform; monitoring of pricing transparency; and for regulators to use administrative data analysis methods developed by IPA to monitor consumer protection risks in digital credit going forward.
Webinar, Kenya
May 21, 2021
On May 19, 2021, IPA co-hosted a new webinar series, Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: From Research to Policy Making, to discuss findings from the latest research on forced displacement.
Webinar, United States
May 19, 2021
This webinar explored findings from three recent evaluations on poverty traps and how interventions such as microcredit, asset transfers, and an innovative asset-financing mechanism may move the needle on asset accumulation and income generation for poor households. 
Webinar, United States
May 18, 2021
IPA UCC Stata Training
Since early 2020, IPA and the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have partnered to improve understanding and measurement of consumer protection issues in mobile telecommunications and digital financial services and to test new consumer protection solutions One aspect of this partnership has been to further develop UCC’s analytical tools and processes related to consumer complaints logs. As part of UCC's regulatory requirements, all mobile network operators (MNOs) and internet service providers (ISPs) are required to submit their complaints logs to UCC on a monthly basis in order to allow UCC to monitor consumer experience and consumer protection issues. On May 10, 11, and 14, IPA conducted a training with the UCC Consumer Affairs team in the use of Stata for data analysis. Using actual complaints datasets that were submitted from mobile network operators MNOs to UCC, the team practiced importing, merging, and saving these files in Stata; cleaning the data to prepare for use in analysis; generating descriptive statistics, such as a number of complaints by category and subcategory and average resolution times by provider; and automating these processes through the use of Stata do files. For the next several months, IPA will continue to provide direct support to the Consumer Affairs team to further their learning in this area and to incorporate these tools for data analysis into the UCC’s regular consumer protection monitoring processes.
Webinar, Uganda
May 10, 2021, May 11, 2021, May 14, 2021
This webinar shared findings from both rounds of IPA’s RECOVR survey in Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, and covered how policymakers are using survey findings to continually adapt their responses to changing demands and chart an economic recovery.
Webinar, United States
April 29, 2021
On April 28, IPA presented at the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) co-hosted virtual training on Consumer Protection and Financial Education for Digital Financial Services (DFS). The training included technical staff of AFI member institutions who are involved in the formulation and implementation of policies and regulations focusing on consumer protection for DFS and digital financial literacy. IPA's Director of Consumer Protection, Rafe Mazer, gave a presentation on how regulators can use social media platforms to monitor issues related to consumer protection in a panel session titled "Utilizing New Media for Monitoring and Evaluation of Consumer Protection and Financial Education for DFS." To read more on the training, see the full event agenda attached.
Webinar, United States
April 28, 2021
Several speakers linked to IPA presented at the Partnership for Economic Inclusion and World Bank Group's 2021 Global Learning Event from April 27-29. On April 27, Abhijit Banerjee and a diverse set of panelists kicked off the event in a global broadcast on scaling up economic inclusion through national programs, policies, and strategies. On April 28, Dean Karlan and Patrick Premand spoke on a panel on emerging evidence and Kathleen Beegle moderated a panel about addressing economic inequality among women. And researcher Angela Ofori-Atta presented an updated version of a presentation of her work studying mental health in Ghana. To learn more, see the PEI and WBG's event page here.
Webinar, United States
April 27, 2021 - April 29, 2021
On April 27, 2021, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Innovations for Poverty Action held the third webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
April 27, 2021