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
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.
, Philippines
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.
, Philippines
August 23, 2016
English   Program objectives
Lima, Peru
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).
Accra, 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
One of the panels of speakers at the Evidence in Financial Inclusion event.
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.
Mumbai, India
July 20, 2016
IPA Bangladesh & Professor Mushfiq Mobarak in Prime Minister’s Office
On July 17th, IPA, the Bangladesh Government's Access to Information Programme (a2i), and the UNDP held a joint seminar at the office of the Prime minister, 'Creating innovation does not guarantee adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy'.
Dhaka, Bangladesh
July 17, 2016
On July 15th, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director for IPA Philippines, was a speaker and panel member at the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) 20th Anniversary and 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo Conference held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Philippines.
Manila, Philippines
July 15, 2016
Evidence-based intervention design workshop
Evidence-based intervention design workshop with Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations staff
On July 14 and 15, 2016, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) and the National Program against Domestic and Sexual Violence (PNCVFS) of the MIMP organized the Workshop "Evidence-based intervention design" as part of the Project "Institutionalization of the use and generation of evidence for the improvement of the interventions of the PCNVFS of the MIMP "in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru
July 14, 2016 - July 15, 2016
On July 7th, Dean Karlan was the guest speaker at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, Inc’s learning session, “Walang Maiiwan sa Laylayan” (Leaving No One Behind in the Margins). This was attended by high-level staff from BPI and other banks in the Philippines. Dean shared evidence from impact evaluations on financial inclusion from around the world and also expounded on innovative solutions that can be explored by the Philippine banking sector.
, Philippines
July 07, 2016
On July 7th, the Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) hosted International Care Ministries (ICM) and IPA Philippines to present preliminary results of IPA’s impact evaluation of ICM’s “Transform” program. This program provides a values, health, and livelihood intervention training program to Filipino ultra-poor households. Dean Karlan presented preliminary results along with David Sutherland, CEO of ICM.
Legaspi Village , Philippines
July 07, 2016
Also on July 7th, Dean Karlan, David Sutherland, and James Choi presented the Transform program’s preliminary results at a session hosted by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and ICM in Makati City, Philippines. Attendees included students from AIM and other ICM partners who are also involved in livelihood interventions and other programs for the Philippine poor.
Makati City, Philippines
July 07, 2016