On November 8, Edoardo Trimarchi, Policy Associate with IPA Colombia and JPAL LAC, presented the results of our SMS replication study with beneficiaries of the Colombian long-term savings program BEPS at a forum organized by Colpensiones (the Colombian Pension Agency) and the Inter-American Development Bank in Bogotá.
Bogotá, Colombia
November 08, 2016
IPA Colombia launched a partnership with the pension fund Old Mutual in order to develop projects around long-term savings. Program Director Rebecca Rouse spent a week in Colombia for the launch of the project, which was covered by the media.
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November 03, 2016
On October 31th, IPA Burkina Faso participated in a Field Internship Workshop for the students of the AGRINOVIA Master. This event was aimed at sharing experience with the students of a Master on Agriculture and Innovation (master AGRINOVIA). Several NGOs and research institutions were gathered to present their activities and answer questions from the students on research and internships.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
October 31, 2016
Opportunity Finance Network Conference
On October 27th, IPA and J-PAL hosted a session at the Opportunity Finance Network Conference — "Randomized Control Trials: What your CDFI Needs to Know. " In the session, the US Finance Initiative at IPA discussed why RCTs are so powerful and how community development financial institutions can use RCTs to understand the impacts of their products and services.
Atlanta, United States
October 27, 2016
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The SME Program held its Seventh Working Group meeting at the Yale School of Management on October 21, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research in the SME space.  Presenters included:
New Haven, United States
October 21, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que se dedica a crear evidencia sobre el impacto de políticas públicas y programas sociales, y a motivar el uso de la evidencia en la toma de decisiones. En esta presentación, se compartirán dos casos de evaluaciones que se han implementado en otros países y tienen relevancia para Colombia, y un caso de un proyecto que se está implementando en este momento en el país.
Barranquilla, Colombia
October 21, 2016
On Friday, October 21st, the Financial Inclusion Program hosted a public webinar as part of Financial Inclusion 2020 Week. The webinar showcased the latest rigorous evidence on how digital products can help consumers overcome behavioral barriers and featured presentations by two of FIP's researchers, William Jack (Georgetown University) and Aaron Dibner-Dunlap (IPA). Their presentations are available below.
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October 21, 2016
On October 21, Henriette Hanicotte presented IPA's work at the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop was held in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development, at the Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 21, 2016
The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, convened its ninth and final workshop to explore topics related to innovations in investing in young children globally.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016
REDPERUME presenters after the conference
On October 19th and 20th, 2016, J-PAL LAC and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Peru participated in the organization of the V Meeting of the Peruvian Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (REDPERUME). REDPERUME is a network of professionals, most of them from academia and the public sector, seeking to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation culture in Peru. Since 2012 they hold annual meetings to discuss issues pertaining to the monitoring and evaluation fields.
Lima, Peru
October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
IPA Myanmar Country Representative Jihae Hong participated in a panel discussion (titled The Application of Quantitative Impact Evaluations to Support Decision Making in Private Sector Development Programming and Policy) at the University of Sydney on Monday, October 17, 2016.
Sydney, Australia
October 17, 2016
World Bank Workshop on Social Protection
From October 10-14, IPA’s Social Protection Program participated in a workshop in Dakar, Senegal with the World Bank and social protection teams from six countries in the Sahel region to design a package of services to help cash transfer recipients increase income and protect against shocks.
Dakar, Senegal
October 10, 2016 - October 14, 2016
Behavioral Insights in Practice
On September 28th, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program, together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., co-hosted a workshop on using behavioral insights in the financial sector. The event brought together top behavioral scientists from both academia and industry to present recent research on financial products and services, and how participants can integrate these lessons into their own work.
Chicago, United States
September 28, 2016
Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario
Maria Aranzazu Rodriguez Uribe presents at Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario
On September 27th, Maria Aranzazu Rodriguez Uribe (IPA Colombia) moderated a panel at the 2° Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario (2nd Seminar Promoting Voluntary Savings). The event, hosted by the IADB and the Mexican pension authority, CONSAR, brought together key players in the Mexican long-term savings space to discuss policies and practices aiming to encourage long-term voluntary savings.
Mexico City, Mexico
September 27, 2016
From September 26-28, Alison Fahey (Policy Manager, J-PAL Global) and Dean Karlan (Yale; President, IPA) presented at a closed-door workshop on poverty reduction hosted by the King Abdulaziz University Endowment, based in Saudi Arabia. The workshop brought together 35 business, government, and non-profit leaders.
Marbella, Spain
September 26, 2016 - September 28, 2016

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