On 18 – 19 September, 2014, Accion hosted a seminar in Cartagena, Colombia around mobilizing savings among the poor in Latin America. IPA researcher Lasse Brune discussed recent data and research on savings among the poor and presented insights from impact evaluations of interventions and financial products designed to encourage savings among low-income households around the world.
September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014
On 9 – 11 September, 2014, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), in cooperation with the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, hosted the 2014 AFI Global Policy Forum in Trinidad and Tobago. The conference brought together practitioners, policymakers, and financial regulators to discuss innovative ways to increase access to and usage of financial services by the poor.
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
September 09, 2014 - September 11, 2014
From 28 August to 1 September, 2014, Aishwarya Ratan, Director of the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in discussions involving policymakers and practitioners from around the world at the Responsible Finance Forum and the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) Forum in Perth, Australia.
August 28, 2014 - September 01, 2014
IPA Peru, J-PAL, and LAC launched a three-week course and workshop on Experimental Impact Evaluation for policymakers of the Viceministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Industry within Peru’s Ministry of Production. Participants worked with researchers and J-PAL and IPA staff to develop evaluation designs and presented them to the Viceministry. Prior workshops in this series include an introductory course on impact evaluation and a design workshop.
August 25, 2014
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.
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.
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
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
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.
July 18, 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.
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.
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
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.
July 14, 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
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