IPA-Zambia, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ), hosted the public seminar “Incentives for Public Service Delivery” in Lusaka on March 17th, 2015. Oriana Bandeira from the London School of Economics presented results from the Community Health Worker study. The session was moderated by Professor Nava Ashraf from Harvard Business School.
March 17, 2015
Secretary of Strategic Planning of the Ministry of Education of Peru presents EduLAB, J-PAL LAC and IPA joint initiative, at High-Level Conference on Impact Evaluation in Lima, Peru
On March 16, took place in Lima, Peru, the “High Level Conference and Latin American Workshop on Impact Evaluation: theory and practice applied to water, sanitation, hygiene, management of hydro resources and irrigation”. The event was co-organized by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, research center GRADE and Pacífico University.
March 16, 2015
Researchers Nava Ashraf and Oriana Bandeira presented results from the study Recruiting and Motivating Community Health Assistants in Zambia at multiple high-level governmental meetings in Lusaka, Zambia between March 16-20 2015. This included the following meetings:
March 16, 2015 - March 20, 2015
In collaboration with the Reserve Bank of India, the SME Initiative hosted a conference that brought researchers together with practitioners from the Indian banking sector to discuss innovative, scalable solutions to the challenges that MSMEs face in gaining access to finance.
March 16, 2015
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
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.
January 19, 2015
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.
January 12, 2015
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).
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.
November 27, 2014
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.
November 20, 2014 - November 21, 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
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.
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
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).
November 05, 2014