IPA Peru presented results from the Remedial Science Education evaluation as part of a series of monthly evidence workshops with Peru's Ministry of Education.
Lima, Peru
August 24, 2014
After signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Assessment Centre (NAC) of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), IPA Kenya began participating in the NAC steering committee. The objective of the NAC Steering Committee is to offer leadership and guidance to the NAC on potential topics for research, which partners to work with, and how to developed the institution's strategic focus.
Nairobi, Kenya
August 13, 2014 - August 13, 2015
Beniamino Savonitto (Director, Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund at the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative, IPA) attended the 2014 Asia Microfinance Forum hosted by the Banking With the Poor Network (BWTP), Citi Foundation, the China Association of Microfinance (CAM), and the Foundation for Development Cooperation (F
Shanghai, China
August 04, 2014 - August 08, 2014
Rachel Steinacher (IPA-Tanzania), Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia; J-PAL affiliate) and Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD; CEGA, IPA, and J-PAL affiliate) presented at a seminar to promote impact evaluation in Tanzania hosted by Twaweza and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The audience consisted mostly of young, Tanzanian researchers.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
July 19, 2014
On 18 July, 2014, the National Bank of Rwanda, in collaboration with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the African Development Bank, and the World Bank, held an international conference on financial inclusion to commemorate the National Bank of Rwanda’s 50th Anniversary. The conference brought together key stakeholders in the region to discuss the importance of financial inclusion to help alleviate poverty and promote healthy financial systems.
Kigali, Rwanda
July 18, 2014
Aishwarya Ratan (Financial Inclusion Program Director, IPA) attended a conference on financial inclusion hosted by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the African Development Bank, the National Bank of Rwanda, and the World Bank to commemorate the National Bank of Rwanda’s fiftieth anniversary. The conference brought together key stakeholders in the region to discuss the importance of financial inclusion to alleviate poverty and promote healthy financial systems.
Kigali, Rwanda
July 18, 2014
IPA Malawi and J-PAL Africa hosted a custom training workshop in Malawi. The workshop, which was held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), aimed to improve participants’ understanding of impact evaluation methodologies and how evidence can inform policy. Participants included academics, development practitioners, donors, policymakers, and researchers.
Lilongwe, Malawi
July 16, 2014 - July 17, 2014
Dean Karlan (Yale; President, IPA; Chair, J-PAL’s Finance and Microfinance Program), Chris Udry (Yale; Co-chair, J-PAL’s Agriculture Program; IPA affiliate), and IPA Ghana staff officially launched the Disseminating Innovative Resources and Technologies for Smallho
Tamale, Ghana
July 14, 2014
The Department of Research and Documentation (DIDE) in Peru’s Ministry of Education, IPA Peru, and J-PAL LAC launched a collaboration to promote the use and production of evidence within the Ministry. As part of this cooperation, the three organizations are launching a series of evidence workshops to share results on evaluations of education programs in the region. The first of these workshops presented the results of an early numeracy program in Paraguay.
Lima, Peru
July 14, 2014
IPA, J-PAL Europe, and Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Education hosted a conference on education in French-speaking Africa in Ouagadougou on July 10. The conference aimed to share the results of rigorous evaluations and to discuss policy lessons on how to improve access to and the quality of education in the region. Following the conference, the organizers offered a one-day training on impact evaluation methods.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
July 10, 2014
Results and prospects in Francophone West Africa  July 10-11, 2014 Azalaï Independence Hotel, Avenue du President Abubakar Sangoulé Lamizana, Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso    
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
July 10, 2014 - July 11, 2014
The Multilateral Investment Fund at the Inter-American Development Bank convened a working group to share insights on the role of remittances and savings in helping transnational households manage their finances.
Washington D.C., United States
July 10, 2014
The Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) co-hosted a Business Conduct and Consumer Protection training program in Kuala Lumpur on 24-27 June 2014. This capacity building workshop brought together 50 policymakers and regulators from 28 countries to discuss experiences and best practices on consumer protection and financial capability.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 24, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Andrew Tedesco (Country Director, IPA Sierra Leone), Ben Jaques-Leslie (Research Manager, J-PAL Global), and Tavneet Suri (MIT; Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa; IPA affiliate) presented at a one-day workshop on agriculture, which was organized by IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC) in Sierra Leone. Prince Kamara (Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security [MAFFS]) chaired the meeting.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
June 19, 2014
On June 19th, 2014, the Microcredit Summit Campaign hosted an event to launch its report, Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. The report tracks microcredit inclusion and highlights strategies and value-added services to extend the reach and impact of MFIs. Aaron Dibner-Dunlap, Program Manager for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a panel where he discussed recent evidence on the impact of microcredit and microsavings programs.
Washington D.C., United States
June 19, 2014

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