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On February 27, CGAP, IPA, J-PAL, and The World Bank hosted a day-long event that presented the latest evidence on the impact of microcredit, discussed the implications for policy and practice, and identified directions for future innovation and research.  
Washington, United States
February 27, 2015
IPA event in Paraguay
A raíz de las conversaciones entre J–PAL LAC, IPA, el Ministerio de Hacienda y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, un programa de capacitación fue implementado por J-PAL Latinoamérica y el Caribe e IPA Perú, el cual reunió a Directores, funcionarios y personal de distintos sectores del Gobierno paraguayo con la finalidad de aprender y pensar acerca de las posibilidades de evaluar el impacto de los programas que gestionan.
Asunción, Paraguay
January 19, 2015
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The SME Initiative kicked off an exciting new partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on January 12, 2015. A high-level roundtable discussion brought together executives from Tier 1 banks across Africa with SME Initiative researchers and AfDB representatives. The one-day event focused on barriers to SME financing in the region.
Paris, France
January 12, 2015
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J-PAL e IPA co-organizarán el III Encuentro de la Red Peruana de Monitoreo y Evaluación, que en  esta edición abordará la temática “Evaluación de Impacto en las Políticas Públicas - Reflexiones actuales desde el ámbito público”. El evento tendrá lugar en Lima los días 11 y 12 de Diciembre en el Auditorio del Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (MIMP).  
Lima, Peru
December 11, 2014 - December 12, 2014
The Centro de Informacion y Recursos para el Desarrollo (CIRD), IPA Peru, and J-PAL LAC organized a seminar on the importance of scientific evidence in improving the efficiency and efficacy of social policy. Dylan Ramshaw (Deputy Country Director, IPA Peru) introduced IPA and J-PAL’s mission and work in the region. Juan Hernandez (Policy Manager, J-PAL LAC) presented on the value that evidence can bring to public policy, as well as the role that randomized evaluations can play.
Asunción, Paraguay
November 27, 2014
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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Malawi and the Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Financial Inclusion Program at IPA, partnered with the Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) to host a policy conference on Achieving Better Banking in Malawi on November 20 – 21, 2014, in Lilongwe, Malawi.  
Lilongwe, Malawi
November 20, 2014 - November 21, 2014
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
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
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
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 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
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

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