On January 26, 2016, IPA Colombia and Acción brought together several actors of the Colombian financial sector and government policymakers to discuss innovative solutions in the financial inclusion sector and how impact evaluations can be used in the innovation process.
Bogota, Colombia
January 26, 2016
IPA-Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), ran a one-day training on RCTs attended by approximately 70 participants from various government agencies. This event was part of a larger PIDS event implemented with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, the National Economic and Development Authority, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Manila, Philippines
January 06, 2016
On December 15 and 16, IPA Peru and J-PAL LAC co-organized a capacity-building workshop in the framework of MINEDULab project, in Lima, Peru.  MINEDULab is an innovation lab in education policy, established in partnership with the Peruvian Ministry Education (MINEDU) and financed by the project Strengthening Education Management (FORGE).                              
Lima, Peru
December 15, 2015 - December 16, 2015
On December 9 and 10, the Vice-Presidency of the Dominican Republic, the Cabinet for Coordination of Social Policy, the National University of Costa Rica, and Innovations for Poverty Action co-organized the workshop "Impact Evaluation: A Methodological View of the Advances in Social Protection in the Past Decade in the Dominican Republic."
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
December 09, 2015 - December 10, 2015
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English: On December 3 and 4 2015, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) and the Peruvian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (REDPERUME) co-organized the IV Meeting of the Peruvian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation “Monitoring and evaluation for the achievement of results in public policy” in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru
December 03, 2015 - December 04, 2015
Education Evidence for Action
There is building momentum for evidence-based planning, implementation, and decision making in government. Nowhere is the need greater than in Kenya’s education sector.
Nakuru, Kenya
December 02, 2015 - December 03, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action organized a Policy Forum focusing on sharing learnings on water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in Kenya. The forum was organized within the framework of the Ministry of Health strategies to organically inform policy and decision makers with research findings. 
Kakamega, Kenya
November 25, 2015
Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presenting
Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, IPA Philippines Country Director, speaks to participants on evaluating social programs
Ann Mayuga
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA) and Innovations for Poverty Action - Philippines hosted managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool, in an Executive Training program.
Manila, Philippines
November 23, 2015 - November 27, 2015
The SME Program held its Sixth Working Group meeting at the MIT Sloan School of Management on November 20, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research in the SME space.  Presenters included:
Cambridge, United States
November 20, 2015
Mobile money presentation in Kenya
FSD Kenya was proud to host the inaugural FSD Kenya annual lecture on financial inclusion. On Tuesday November 17th from 6pm to 7pm there was a presentation by Dr Tavneet Suri, a Kenyan development economist and associate professor of applied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. The lecture was based on Dr Suri's research into the usage and impact of M-Pesa and other financial instruments in Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya
November 17, 2015
Vision 2030 presentation
The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Innovations for Poverty Action organized a Policy Forum focusing on research dissemination on improving learning achievements in Kenya. The forum was organized within the framework of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology strategies to organically inform policy and decision makers with research findings. 
Kwale County, Kenya
November 16, 2015
This year's event has a theme of "Using Evaluations for Decision Making Towards Sustainable Development". It aims to provide a platform to policy makers and development practitioners to learn, share experiences and knowledge on emerging monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concerns. It also provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on achievements, opportunities and challenges facing M&E implementation and lessons learnt, for sustainable development.
Nairobi, Kenya
November 08, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Client at teller window
Kim Smith
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have grown in popularity among for-profit and not-for-profit financial service providers alike, due to their accuracy in evaluating both bottom-line and social mission impacts. But many organizations struggle to understand exactly what RCTs are, and how to begin using RCTs for decision-making. 
2-3 PM, EST, United States
November 05, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action hosted a webinar on November 5th to showcase the latest rigorous evidence on innovations in financial capability and financial services. The webinar shared the latest insights from research on financial product design, product-related information, and financial education, featuring presentations by Tarek Ghani (Princeton), José Tessada (PUC Chile), and Marina Dimova (ideas42).    
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST, United States
November 05, 2015
On Tuesday November 3, 2015, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Program at IPA, the Ministry of Production, the National Society of Industries of Peru (SNI) and COPEME, co-organized the Conference and Matchmaking Event "Evidence for the development of small and medium enterprises” in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru
November 03, 2015