As part of the dissemination of European Union-funded research results under the Trust Fund, Interconsortia and IPA organized a half-day session where Professor Andrew Dillon of Northwestern University presented the descriptive data of a basic survey focused on the eastern and Boucle du Mouhoun regions of Burkina Faso.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
December 05, 2018
Alex Hartman roundtable
On November 30, IPA Myanmar hosted its second of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar.
Yangon, Myanmar
November 30, 2018
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On November 26th, Financial Inclusion Program (FIP) Manager, Nellie Moore, presented at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Conference on Smart Policies for Green Financial Inclusion. She shared a synthesis of and relevant examples from the existing evidence on how financial services can build resilience to climate change, as well as knowledge gaps to prioritize for future research.
Denarau, Fiji
November 26, 2018
On November 8, IPA Kenya, in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, held a launch event for Kenya's latest Poverty Probability Index (PPI®), an easy-to-use poverty measurement tool.
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
November 08, 2018
On November 6, IPA and the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security joined forces to bring together researchers, donors, and practitioners in a half-day research development workshop at the International Microinsurance Conference in Lusaka, Zambia.
Lusaka, Zambia
November 06, 2018
On November 3, Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) Director, Julie Peachey, presented at the annual American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. She shared relevant examples of how the PPI has been used to help organizations understand the poverty pro
Cleveland, United States
November 03, 2018
Rwanda Nuru Energy Workshop
On October 29, IPA Rwanda co-hosted a workshop to present preliminary findings from two studies, evaluating the impact of connecting off-the-grid communities to electricity on household welfare as well as the impact of business model interventions on the continued use of off-grid LED lighting distribution. Key Rwandan energy stakeholders shared their experience as major players in the sector.
Kigali, Rwanda
October 29, 2018
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On October 26, IPA Peru participated in an event titled "Semana de la Evidencia," presenting on "How to Design an Impact Evaluation" in Lima. Sergio De Marco — Deputy Country Director for IPA's Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay country programs — presented on the fundamental problem of causal inference and the importance of finding a valid counterfactual.
Lima, Peru
October 26, 2018
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On October 25, IPA and J-PAL co-hosted a dissemination event titled "Gender Violence and Impact Evaluation: Translating Evidence to Public Policy” in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru
October 25, 2018
Women’s economic empowerment has reemerged as a top priority for policymakers as a development objective in its own right as well as a means to spur greater economic growth in developing economies. As a result, M&E practitioners and researchers are grappling with how to measure a concept as complex as women and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations.
Webinar, United States
October 23, 2018
On October 22, IPA hosted a dissemination event titled: "Addressing Child Labor through Livelihood Promotion: An Impact Evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's Livelihood Assistance to Parents of Child Laborers." Dr. Eric Edmonds presented the results of his and Dr.
Manila, Philippines
October 22, 2018
Peacebuilding programming and policy is based on assumptions about how development interventions can contribute to peace, but little research has been done to rigorously test these theories of change.
Washington, DC, United States
October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
SME WGM 2018
The SME Program held its Ninth Working Group meeting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on October 20, 2018, in Evanston, Illinois. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research around SMEs and entrepreneurship. Presentations included: Opening remarks Dean Karlan, Northwestern University
Evanston, United States
October 20, 2018
How do standard development programs compare to just giving people cash? What is the most effective and scalable way to address the challenge of child malnutrition?
Webinar, United States
October 17, 2018
From October 15-17, IPA Zambia presented at the 8th Zambia Health Research Conference, hosted by the National Health Research Authority (NHRA). The conference was organized by NHRA with support from the Ministry of Health and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Lusaka, Zambia
October 15, 2018 - October 17, 2018

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