The First Lady Esther Lungu, FAWE Chairperson-Prof. Dranzoa and Minister of General Education Dr. Wanchinga and Nampaka Nkumbula presenting GN during the Exhibition
The First Lady Esther Lungu, FAWE Chairperson-Prof. Dranzoa and Minister of General Education Dr. Wanchinga and Nampaka Nkumbula presenting GN during the Exhibition
Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia co-presented with the Varkey Foundation on August 23-24th in Lusaka. The theme of the event, the Forum for African Woman Educationalists (FAWE) at the 10th General Assembly, was "Towards Gender Equality in Education, Positioning Youth to Champion Africa’s Education Agenda." This high-level conference was attended by The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia (pictured on right), Ministers of Education from the region, and international and local NGOs.
Lusaka, Zambia
August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017
IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presents.
IPA Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines, hosted the presentation of results on the Impact Evaluation of the Special Program for Employment of Students.
Intramuros, Philippines
August 18, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted workshop entitled "Introduction to Theory of Change" for the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) of the Department of Education of the Philippines on August 15, 2017. PRD is tasked with promoting evidence-based decision-making and developing evaluation standards across the Department of Education. The workshop focused on how to use the development of a theory of change as a tool for monitoring and evaluation.
Pasig City, Philippines
August 15, 2017
Eric Edmonds, principal investigator on the IPA Philippines project Reducing Child Labor in the Philippines, was invited to speak at a public lecture at the US Department of Labor (US DOL) about the project, which is funded by US DOL. The project investigates the impact of livelihood promotion on child labor.
Washington D.C., United States
August 11, 2017
Eric Edmonds, principal investigator, and Peter Srouji, Research Manager for IPA Philippines, were invited to speak at the US Department of Labor's Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Grantee Midterm Learning Workshop at the US Department of Labor (US DOL) in Washington, D.C. on August 10, 2017. Eric Edmonds' presentation was about parent-child differences in time allocation responses.
Washington D.C., United States
August 10, 2017
IPA Uganda held a successful dissemination event at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. At this event, Pia Raffler and Melina Plataz, principal investigators of the Meet the Candidates project, disseminated the project's findings.
Kampala , Uganda
August 09, 2017
Impact Evaluation Training in Asunción, Paraguay
English On August 3rd, IPA Paraguay held an introductory impact evaluation training at Fundación Paraguaya in Asunción. The training gathered participants from various organizations and think tanks from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Throughout the day, the training focused on giving the participants introductory knowledge on experimental methodologies of impact evaluation and how to use this to implement effective interventions.
Asunción, Paraguay
August 03, 2017
On 28 July 2017, Peter Srouji, Research Manager for IPA Philippines, gave a presentation on evidence in agriculture during a brown bag with the Anti-Poverty Advocacies and Programs Unit of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines. Eight OVP staff members attended. The brown bag was conducted to inform the design and upcoming roll-out of the agricultural livelihoods program of the OVP.
Quezon City, Philippines
July 28, 2017
On the 27th of July IPA gave a presentation on Contraceptive Adoption, Fertility, and the Family in Zambia, at the Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Technical Working Group Meeting. The TWG meetings are in house meetings held and chaired by the Ministry of Health every month to discuss Research, Programme and policy in the Family planning sub sector.
Lusaka, Zambia
July 27, 2017
​The World Health Organization (WHO) hosted IPA Sierra Leone's Country Director, Osman Siddiqi, for a brown bag session on evidence from randomized controlled trials in health​. The presentation had three main sections including why we should randomize, case studies and a summary of the health program policy brief, and a discussion on big questions for Sierra Leone.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
July 27, 2017
Professor Christopher Woodruff presenting his paper in the IPA IGC seminar
Professor Christopher Woodruff presenting his paper in the IPA IGC seminar
IPA organized a seminar in collaboration with International Growth Center (IGC) on 16 July 2017. The seminar, titled “Seeds of Change in the Garments Industry,” brought together researchers working in different areas of the the garment industry in Bangladesh. In this seminar, IPA researcher Christopher Woodruff, Professor of Economics at Oxford University, presented his research findings on the effectiveness of women in higher level positions in the garment industry.
Dhaka, Bangladesh
July 16, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted an Introduction to Impact Evaluation Workshop for the Association of Foundations. The Association of Foundations is a network of NGOs and private sector foundations. The workshop was designed to inform them of existing evidence and the use of data and evaluations in programming. There were 41 participants from 32 different NGOs and corporate foundations.
Ortigas, Philippines
July 11, 2017
Africa Executive Education Course
This page is a place where participants can find a variety of resources leading up to, during, and after the IPA/J-PAL Executive Education Course in Nairobi, Kenya. It will contain information on course logistics, the course schedule, course lectures, case studies, group exercises, and other pertinent readings.
Nairobi, Kenya
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
From 10—14 July, IPA together with J-PAL Africa, held a five-day training course on evaluating social programs aimed at providing a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Some of the topics covered included benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and com- mon threats and pitfalls to the validity of experiments.
Nairobi , Kenya
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017