On January 23, IPA Colombia, along with researchers Chris Blattman, Daniel Ortega, and Santiago Tobón, presented preliminary results of the study Improving Security through Concentrated Policing and Municipal Clean-Ups in Bogotá, Colombia to a group of Bogotá city officials and councilmen.
January 23, 2017
From January 20-22, Research Coordinator Maricha Friedman and Research Associate Karoline Hormann presented on IPA's work in the Dominican Republic. The conference “Research Opportunities for the Human Development in the Dominican Republic: Prospects and Challenges 2017-2020," was hosted by J-PAL.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
January 20, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action, Professor Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth College), and Professor Dean Karlan (Yale University) partnered with RiteCheck to develop a safe savings product for check cashing customers. The researchers evaluated ways to encourage “impulse savings” at the teller window, testing how these savings accounts, coupled with prompts and incentives to make deposits, impacted savings behavior and customer loyalty.
Online, United States
January 17, 2017
From December 15-19, IPA conducted a training for government representatives working on social protection programs in Guyana. At the invitation of the Ministry of Finance, Dean Karlan, Nathanael Goldberg, and Kelsey Wright presented the Graduation Model and best practices for monitoring and evaluation.
December 15, 2016 - December 19, 2016
IPA Peru Presents Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru Project to International Finance Corporation
IPA Peru’s country office, along with IPA-affiliated researcher Renard Sexton, presented the preliminary results of the Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru project to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), NGOs, and the Office of Counseling on Socio-Environmental Issues of the Ministry of Environment.
December 12, 2016
This event brought together all NGOs that are implementing cash transfers in Myanmar to share experiences of implementing pilot-scale cash transfer programs. The event was attended by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Resettlement, which will start piloting maternal cash transfer program in the Chin State of Myanmar. Research Associate Thein Zaw Oo presented the baseline findings of the maternal cash transfer study in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.
December 02, 2016
On December 2, Living Goods organized a stakeholder meeting in Kampala to disseminate the findings of IPA’s Community Health Delivery study.
December 02, 2016
Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agriculture Sector in Kenya
On December 1, 2016, IPA Kenya and the Vision 2030 Secretariat hosted a Policy Forum at the Windsor Hotel and Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the forum was “Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agricultural Sector.” The forum brought together 60 researchers, policymakers, and implementing partners.
December 01, 2016
IPA Peru & J-PAL Host “Innovating to Promote Financial Inclusion: Recent Evidence and Policy and Research Agenda” Workshop (Español & English)
El taller “Innovando para promover la inclusión financiera: evidencia reciente y agenda de investigación y política” fue organizado por una alianza de instituciones locales e internacionales que incluye al Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), el Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), el Proyecto Capital, Alianza por la Política Económica (PEP), IPA y J-PAL LAC.
November 30, 2016
L’agriculture ne consiste pas simplement en la production de cultures, c’est la production de nourriture et de fibres tirées du sol et de l’eau de notre monde. Sans l’agriculture il est impossible d’avoir une ville, un marché, des banques, des universités, des églises ou encore des armées. L’agriculture est la fondation même de la civilisation et de toute économie stable.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 29, 2016 - November 30, 2016
On November 24, IPA Peru Country Director Juan Hernández presented on “Digital Financial Tools: What is Working?” at the VIII Conference on Education and Financial Inclusion organized by CEMLA.
November 24, 2016
On November 23, 2016, IPA Kenya participated in a stakeholders meeting for the WASH Benefits Project. IPA Kenya was represented by Suleiman Asman (Country Director), Ryan Mahoney, Betty Ojeny, John Mboya, Jared Otuke, and others.
November 23, 2016
Country Representative Rachel Steinacher presented the results of IPA Tanzania’s Soapy Water Handwashing Stations study at the Tanzanian Health Summit. The event brought together over 500 government officials, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how the private and public sectors can increase their collaboration to promote improved health outcomes and systems.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016
IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program Co-Sponsors Workshop on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion
On November 14, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program co-sponsored a day-long workshop on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion, held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event brought in about 40 attendees. Program Manager Kyle Holloway wrote a blog about some of the event’s takeaways: Read the blog
Washington D.C., United States
November 14, 2016
IPA Myanmar presented its current studies at the Myanmar Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Research Associates T Nang Pan and Fabrizio Santoro presented our study on the impact of a maternal health app, and Senior Research Associate Nicholus Tint Zaw presented our study on cash transfers for pregnant women. The event was well-attended by both Myanmar and international staff working in research, and there was a lively Q&A after each session.
November 10, 2016