On October 19th and 20th, 2016, J-PAL LAC and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Peru participated in the organization of the V Meeting of the Peruvian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (REDPERUME). REDPERUME is a network of professionals, most of them from academia and the public sector, seeking to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation culture in Peru. Since 2012 they hold annual meetings to discuss issues pertaining to the monitoring and evaluation fields.
October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
IPA Myanmar Country Representative Jihae Hong participated in a panel discussion (titled The Application of Quantitative Impact Evaluations to Support Decision Making in Private Sector Development Programming and Policy) at the University of Sydney on Monday, October 17, 2016.
October 17, 2016
From October 10-14, IPA’s Social Protection Program participated in a workshop in Dakar, Senegal with the World Bank and social protection teams from six countries in the Sahel region to design a package of services to help cash transfer recipients increase income and protect against shocks.
October 10, 2016 - October 14, 2016
On September 28th, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program, together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., co-hosted a workshop on using behavioral insights in the financial sector. The event brought together top behavioral scientists from both academia and industry to present recent research on financial products and services, and how participants can integrate these lessons into their own work.
Chicago, United States
September 28, 2016
On September 27th, Maria Aranzazu Rodriguez Uribe (IPA Colombia) moderated a panel at the 2° Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario (2nd Seminar Promoting Voluntary Savings). The event, hosted by the IADB and the Mexican pension authority, CONSAR, brought together key players in the Mexican long-term savings space to discuss policies and practices aiming to encourage long-term voluntary savings.
Mexico City, Mexico
September 27, 2016
From September 26th-28th, the What Works Global Summit was held in London to promote evidence-based policy and share new evidence, experiences, and best practices. The event was attended by IPA’s Pace Phillips, Sebastián Chaskel, Doug Parkerson, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, Agnese Carrera, and Elizabeth Koshy.
London, United Kingdom
September 26, 2016 - September 28, 2016
From September 26-28, Alison Fahey (Policy Manager, J-PAL Global) and Dean Karlan (Yale; President, IPA) presented at a closed-door workshop on poverty reduction hosted by the King Abdulaziz University Endowment, based in Saudi Arabia. The workshop brought together 35 business, government, and non-profit leaders.
September 26, 2016 - September 28, 2016
Lucia Sanchez, SME Program Director, participated in a panel discussion on "Data for Socially Inclusive Economic Growth” at ICSD 2016 in New York. Lucia’s presentation provided an overview of the key problems facing SMEs around access to finance, human capital, and markets, and showcased a series of interrelated research projects aimed at testing effective solutions to those problems.
New York, United States
September 21, 2016 - September 22, 2016
On September 14th and 20th, IPA Philippines presented two brown bags to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). On the 14th, IPA presented the results of a literature review of similar SLP micro-enterprise and employment facilitation programs found around the world. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion between IPA and DSWD.
September 14, 2016, September 20, 2016
On August 23rd, Ariel BenYishay presented the preliminary results of a five-year evaluation of the Philippine Community-Driven Development (CDD) program, locally known as KALAHI-CIDSS (KC). This study was done in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to assess the impact of CDD on access to key services and quantity and quality of participation in local governance.
August 23, 2016
“Impact evaluation design” with the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (también en español)
English Program objectives
August 08, 2016 - August 11, 2016
On July 26th, Christine Papai, Deputy Country Director, shared a technical case study of the malaria text message reminders study at the USAID MEASURE / Ghana School of Public Health Impact Evaluation Workshop. The audience included 22 individuals who work in or intend to do impact evaluations. The group was rigorously selected from a pool of 150 and hailed from all over Africa (including Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana).
July 26, 2016
From July 25-29, Dylan Ramshaw (Country Director) and Juan Hernández-Agramonte (Deputy Country Director) participated in a week-long workshop organized by the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016
On July 20th in Mumbai, IPA, IFMR LEAD, and CAFRAL (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 50 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers.
July 20, 2016