When it comes to combating crime and homicide in Latin America—home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities—policymakers have few tested tools at their disposal. Does hot spots policing reduce violence in high-crime neighborhoods? How can police become more accountable and trusted in their communities?
New York City, United States
September 12, 2018
During the 2000s, over 1.5 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean were killed, equivalent to 2.5 times the population of Washington, D.C. Most of these homicides were geographically concentrated and can be attributed to urban armed groups. Urban violence imposes significant economic and social costs on the region, yet policymakers and decisionmakers have little evidence and limited tools at their disposal to prevent and control it.
Washington, DC, United States
September 07, 2018
On August 29, IPA Colombia in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, the National Planning Department, and the World Bank Group, held a workshop titled: Evidence Dialogue on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development in Colombia. This interactive event brought together leading researchers from the SME and private sector development space, as well as policy and industry decision makers in Colombia.
Bogotá, Colombia
August 29, 2018
On August 27, IPA in partnership with the Ministry of Production of Peru held an event entitled Evidence Dialogue on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) Development in Peru. This half-day workshop featured presentations by academics and decision-makers in government, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.
Lima, Peru
August 27, 2018
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John Denanyoh
On August 6, 2018, IPA and Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE) partnered to host an “Evidence Day” kicking off the Ministry’s annual sector review. The event showcased the ongoing co-creation of evidence in Ghana between IPA and MoE and connected this evidence with the real-time education policymaking occurring during the week’s annual sector planning.
Accra, Ghana
August 06, 2018
From August 6-10, IPA Uganda and J-PAL Africa held a five-day in-person training on why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomized evaluations and how randomized evaluations are designed in real-world settings.
Kampala, Uganda
August 06, 2018 - August 10, 2018
On July 27, IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health (MoH), presented the preliminary results of a study titled “Maternal Mortality Risk and Desired Fertility" at the MoH's Family Planning Technical Working Group meeting. These meetings are monthly policy and technical sessions hosted by the MoH with stakeholders and representatives from organizations that address family planning in Zambia.
Lusaka, Zambia
July 27, 2018
Le 19 juillet, IPA Burkina Faso a organisé une session de formation interactive sur l'indice de probabilité de pauvreté (PPI®), un outil de mesure de la pauvreté destiné aux organisations et aux entreprises ayant pour mission de servir les plus pauvres. Les objectifs de la formation étaient: Expliquer ce qu'est le PPI et comment il fonctionne
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
July 19, 2018
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley's 7th annual EASST Summit was held in Kampala on July 6, 2018, at the Fairway Hotel. The summit, held in partnership with IPA and Makerere University, provided a unique opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research being conducted by East African scholars and CEGA affiliates to measure the impacts of policies and programs related to health, education, agriculture and other topics of critical importance in East Africa.
Kampala, Uganda
July 06, 2018
On July 5, IPA Myanmar, in partnership with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI), co-hosted a conference at the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The objective was to bring together thought leaders from academia and government, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the international experience and evidence on targeted poverty alleviation programs and their implications for the Myanmar context. Professors
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
July 05, 2018
On July 3, IPA and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) co-hosted a workshop on digital finance and financial inclusion in Yangon, Myanmar.
Yangon, Myanmar
July 03, 2018
On June 26 in Nairobi and June 28 in Kisumu, IPA Kenya and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) disseminated results from an evaluation of the benefits of water quality, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions on maternal and child health.
Day 1 - Nairobi, Kenya — Day 2 - Kisumu, Kenya
June 26, 2018, June 28, 2018
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On June 27, Making Finance Work for Africa, IPA, 3ie, PlaNet Guarantee, the University of Kent, and Oklahoma State University presented a webinar on "Enhancing Access to Index-Based Weather Insurance: A New Marketing Approach in Burkina Faso." 
Abidjan, Burkina Faso
June 27, 2018
On June 22, IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on results from a study titled “The Allocation of Teachers across Public Schools in Zambia” led by Torsten Figueiredo Walter (London School of Economics). The event was attended by 30 stakeholders including representatives from the MoGE and members of civil society.
Lusaka, Zambia
June 22, 2018