How can we use evidence more effectively to inform and improve government policies and programs? IPA Kenya attended the Development Impact Evaluation division (DIME)’s forum on Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Program Designs in Nairobi, and presented IPA evaluations in the energy and sanitation sectors that focused on maximizing large-scale infrastructure investments.
June 14, 2016
IPA Rwanda hosted an Impact Evaluation and Scientific Writing workshop at Hotel Portofino, Kigali. The training covered several topics such as an introduction to impact evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, scientific writing in economics and public health, IPA's role as a high-quality evidence provider, and more.
June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016
This seminar addressed the "last-mile" problem of uptake in health: products and services are available, people are aware of their effectiveness, and yet uptake remains low. Rachel Levenson of IPA-Zambia presented evidence from research on innovations based on behavioral economics and behavior-centered designs that address behavior change working with emotions, non-monetary incentives, and social and status pressure to trigger shift in behavior and norms.
June 02, 2016
Amidst significant gains in primary level participation rates, learning gaps remain among primary and secondary level students. Increased government spending in education, as well as the implementation of the K-12 program are important education sector reforms that sets the stage for improved access and better education outcomes for the Filipino youth.
Quezon City, Philippines
May 24, 2016
On May 16th in Bogota, IPA and Asobancaria (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 40 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers.
May 16, 2016
On April 29th, IPA Philippines hosted a Brown Bag on the Graduation of the Ultra Poor Program for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Director Gil Dennis Raposa of the DSWD Sustainable Livelihoods Program (SLP) was in attendance, along with other program staff. The SLP is one of the three core programs of the DSWD that provides micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation to the poor.
April 29, 2016
On April 26, 2016, IPA Zambia presented study results at the World Bank Zambia office during one of their brown bag lunches.
April 26, 2016
Evidence of Impact and Lessons learned: Implementation of Poverty Graduation Programs in Kenya and the Drylands of Africa
Despite the global progress made in reducing the number of people living in poverty, more than 1.3 billion people around the world still live in extreme poverty. According to the World Bank’s Global Monitoring Report, extreme poverty rates have actually increased in Sub-Saharan Africa.
April 21, 2016
GRADE with the financial support of the Government of Canada
On April 19, 2016, the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu) launched MineduLAB at Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.
April 19, 2016
On April 13th, IPA Ghana hosted a dissemination event for the SMART (Study on mHealth and Reproductive Health in Teens) and present findings on the possibility of using mobile phone technology to provide young women with information on adolescent reproductive health (ARH) and safe contraceptive use.
April 13, 2016
To eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development goal, the Prime Minister Office’s access to information (a2i) division is working tirelessly to implement various programs with the help of information technology. On 11 April, there was an MOU signing between Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and a2i to evaluate the impacts of these programs in addition to the services provided by the government to the people through research and assessment.
April 11, 2016
From March 22-24, Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Zambia and the International Growth Centre (IGC) held a series of dissemination events to present and discuss the preliminary results of The Impact of Food and Cash Loans on Smallholder Farmers in Zambia, which is being conduction by IPA in collaboration with researchers Kelsey Jack (Tufts University), Günther Fink (Harvard School of Public Health), and Fel
March 22, 2016 - March 24, 2016
On March 17th, 2016, three projects funded by the Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund were presented on a panel at the 18th Microcredit Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
March 17, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Philippines conducted a one-day workshop on Introduction to Impact Evaluation last Tuesday, 15 March 2016, which was hosted at the OD Corpuz Hall, Development Academy of the Philippines Building, Ortigas Center, Philippines. This was attended by 28 representatives from 11 organizations.
March 15, 2016
On March 8th, 2016, Alison Fahey (J-PAL Program Manager for Finance) spoke at the SAMN Conference in Delhi about building the financial capability of low-income consumers -- in other words, equipping them to take the right financial decisions for their individual situations, a key to enabling their financial success.
New Delhi, India
March 08, 2016