Sebastian Chaskel (Country Representative, IPA Colombia) participated in a roundtable hosted by the Center for Financial Inclusion’s “Financial Inclusion 2020” project (FI2020). Financial services providers and experts in financial capabilities discussed how insights from behavioral economics can be used to improve the design and delivery of financial products. Sebastian presented recent evidence from randomized evaluations of products and services that promote financial capability.
Bogota, Colombia
November 13, 2014
IPA Peru and J-PAL LAC collaborated with the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), a local research center, to hold a seminar in La Paz on the importance of generating and using evidence in public policy. Local policymakers as well as members of academia, civil society, and international organizations attended the event. Dylan Ramshaw (Deputy Country Director, IPA Peru) introduced IPA and J-PAL’s mission and work.
La Paz, Bolivia
November 13, 2014
Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan (Global Financial Inclusion Initiative Director, IPA) participated in a roundtable with leading policymakers, industry representatives, and thought leaders from the public, non-profit, and private sectors to discuss the status and role of standard-setting bodies with respect to financial inclusion. The roundtable was held at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.
Washington D.C., United States
November 12, 2014
Seminar in Bolivia
IPA and J-PAL in collaboration with Instituto de Estudios Avanzados en Desarrollo (INESAD), held a Seminar on November 12 in La Paz, at 18:45pm Salón Real 2 del Hotel Camino Real (C. Capitán Ravelo Nro. 2123) under the title: “Improving social programs with evidence in Bolivia”.
La Paz, Bolivia
November 10, 2014
Pooja Wagh (Financial Inclusion Program Coordinator, IPA) hosted a workshop on “Gathering Rigorous Evidence to Inform Financial Product and Program Design” for practitioners on the use of rigorous evaluations to inform the design and test the effectiveness of financial products and programs. The workshop was part of the 2014 Citi-FT Financial Education Summit, supported by the Citi Foundation and organized in partnership with the Pearson Foundation and the Financial Times.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 05, 2014 - November 06, 2014
IPA Bangladesh, BRAC, and WaterAid Bangladesh organized an event titled "Impactful Sanitation Policy" at the BRAC Centre in Dhaka on November 5. The conference featured Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale; Co-chair, J-PAL’s Urban Services Initiative, IPA affiliate) as the keynote presenter, along with Shoraez Shahjahan (Country Director, IPA Bangladesh) and Shamim Ahmed (Head of Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid).
Dhaka, Bangladesh
November 05, 2014
Lucia Sanchez (SME Initiative Director, IPA) traveled to Mexico in November to meet with stakeholders in the SME sector. Her meetings included a conversation with Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, the National Institute of Entrepreneurship (INADEM), and Unidad de Productividad Económica to explore ideas for an evaluation of SME support services provided through the National Entrepreneurship Fund.
Mexico City, Mexico
November 01, 2014
IPA Burkina Faso participated in the first “ Forum International Francophone de l’Évaluation” (FIFE) in Dakar, which focused on public policy evaluation and good governance in francophone Africa.
Dakar, Senegal
October 27, 2014 - October 30, 2014
Seminario: “Enfoque de políticas públicas basadas en evidencia” Asunción, Paraguay. 27 de Noviembre, 2014   IPA y J-PAL, en colaboración con el Centro de Información y Recursos Para el Desarrollo (CIRD), ofrecerán el día 12 de Noviembre en Asunción el seminario: “Enfoque de políticas públicas basadas en evidencia”.  
, Paraguay
October 27, 2014
IPA Philippines conducted a one-day training on impact evaluation for the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process (OPAPP). OPAPP is the government office responsible for managing the implementation of the peace process in the Philippines. As part of the Post-Conflict Reintegration and Fragile States Initiative, IPA Philippines is conducting various capacity building activities for OPAPP relating to conducting impact evaluations.
Manila, Philippines
October 27, 2014
Kyle Holloway (Research Manager, IPA Uganda) gave a presentation entitled "Green Evidence: Evaluating What Works" at Green Drinks, Kampala, a regular meeting of individuals working in the Energy and Environment sectors in Uganda for public, private, and non-profit organizations.
Kampala, Uganda
October 23, 2014
IPA researchers presented the design and results of two land rights studies in Mongolia at the Millennium Challenge Corporation headquarters in Washington, DC.
Washington D.C., United States
October 21, 2014
In early October, Annie Duflo (Executive Director, IPA) presented lessons learned while scaling up TCAI in Ghana to Peru’s Ministry of Education. Annie’s presentation was part of a series of seminars put on jointly by IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, and the Ministry's Research and Documentation Unit. While in Peru, Annie also held meetings with other policymakers, including the Vice-Minister of Health and Cuna Más, a child day-care and family coaching program, and local researchers.
Lima, Peru
October 13, 2014
On 12 October, 2014, Dean Karlan, Academic Lead for the Financial Inclusion Program, served as a panelist for a discussion on technology and financial inclusion at the Future of Finance Seminar at the International Monetary Fund’s 2014 Annual Meetings. Watch a video of the panel discussion on the 
Washington D.C., United States
October 12, 2014
IPA Burkina Faso participated in the kick-off meeting of a research project launched by the National Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Statistics (INERA). The research project is a longitudinal descriptive study which aims to analyze the effect of agricultural research dissemination on the cultivation of cotton, maize, and rice in Burkina Faso.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
October 09, 2014

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