On December 11th, IPA is hosting a workshop to discuss promising approaches and interventions that address stunting reduction. This event is taking place as part of IPA's Consolidation Research Initiative, which aims to move evidence-based approaches to reduce child stunting from proof-of-concept to scalable programs and policies.
Washington, DC, United States
December 11, 2019
On December 5, IPA, the Behavioral Government Lab (BGL), and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America will co-host an academic and policy conference to explore the potential of the Behavioral Sciences to improve state capacity and public sector management in developing countries. The event hopes to contribute to the dissemination of lessons from behavioral economics among policymakers in Peru and, consequently, motivate collaborations between public institutions and academia, in order to design and provide socially beneficial policy innovations and public goods.
Lima, Peru
December 05, 2019
From November 27-29, 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
November 27, 2019 - November 29, 2019
In this event, Esther Duflo will introduce "Good Economics for Hard Times", a new book co-authored with Abhijit Banerjee, where they draw on the best recent economics to demonstrate how to think about these problems differently, and present intelligent, daring solutions based on sound research into real-life situations , towards a society built on compassion and respect. About the Authors: Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
New York City, United States
November 25, 2019
From November 18-22, IPA is co-organizing a training on the evaluation of youth employment programs, bringing together policymakers, researchers, technical experts, donors, and implementing organizations to foster conversations around the evaluation of youth employment interventions and the implications on policy and programming.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019
On 13-14 November, the US Department of Labor's Bureau of International Affairs (ILAB) held an event on "Impact to Action" to release the results of 14 rigorous evaluations examining what works to combat child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. The studies looked at varied government and non-government programs, including awareness-raising campaigns, girls' mentoring, scholarship and education programs, cash transfers, and other income and livelihoods supports. 
Washington, DC, United States
November 13, 2019 - November 14, 2019
On November 7, Victor Pouliquen will present the results of a study evaluating the impacts of a two-and-a-half year mass media radio campaign that promoted modern contraception use in Burkina Faso.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 07, 2019
In recent decades, the use of experimental and quasi-experimental methods has become widespread across a range of fields in economics, such as labor, education, health, and especially development. The emphasis on experimental and quasi-experimental methods was driven by an attempt to generate internally valid results, i.e., accurate estimates of the impact of the policy of interest in the time and place the experiment was implemented. But the now global scale of experiments points to the central question of external validity: to what extent and how can we generalize the knowledge generated by experiments beyond the setting of the experiment to other contexts?
New York City, United States
November 07, 2019
On October 29, IPA in collaboration with the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), a state corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Cooperatives held a one-day policy dialogue on MSME development in Kenya. The event aimed to bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the key priorities, opportunities, and challenges facing the SME sector in the country.
Nairobi, Kenya
October 29, 2019
On October 21 and 23, IPA presented at the 2019 African Microfinance Week (SAM) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. SAM is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
October 21, 2019, October 23, 2019
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, IPA hosted an interactive webinar aimed at researchers and practitioners in behavioral finance, as part of Financial Inclusion Week 2019. Researchers Jeremy Burke (USC) and Sean Higgins (Northwestern University) and IPA’s Michael Rosenbaum and Rebecca Rouse discussed findings and policy implications from two recent studies on prize-linked incentives in financial product design. An interactive Q&A session followed the discussion.
Webinar, United States
October 22, 2019
On October 16, 2019, Marius Chabi, Country Director of IPA's Francophone West Africa office, and Adil Ababou, Policy Manager from J-PAL, co-organized a workshop sharing evidence about citizen participation and accountability in elections.
Bamako, Mali
October 16, 2019
On October 14-18, IPA and government partners participated in the What Works Global Summit (WWGS), which brought together world leaders in evidence-based decision-making to explore the evidence for designing, implementing, and reviewing effective programs and policies.
Mexico City, Mexico
October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Recent studies of community security and peacebuilding efforts have found that relatively inexpensive interventions can move the needle on measures of intergroup trust and social capital, even when far more intensive programs have failed to do so.
Washington, DC, United States
October 04, 2019