Rachna Nag Chowdhuri (Country Director, IPA Zambia), Emily Cupito (Policy Manager, J-PAL Africa), Erika Keaveney (Research Manager, IPA Zambia), and Ashleigh Morrell (Training and Policy Associate, J-PAL Africa) participated in a meeting with members of Zambia’s Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education.
Lusaka, Zambia
May 27, 2015 - May 29, 2015
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MIke Brooks
J-PAL LAC, IPA Peru and San Pablo Catholic University co-organized last May 22 in Arequipa the workshop "Evidence-based public policy: Impact Evaluation."   The workshop's objective was to contribute to promote the use and generation of evidence on the impact of social programs in the Arequipa region, in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public policies to the benefit of the poorest populations.  
Arequipa, Peru
May 22, 2015
The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and the District of Gicumbi hosted a launch event to celebrate the successful implementation of a pilot phase of the Water Tanks Loan Project in Nyankenke, a sector in Gicumbi district. IPA Rwanda and J-PAL Africa’s policy teams have been working together to support the RAB in its implementation of the pilot project. Speakers at the event included Gicumbi's mayor and RAB's Director of Animal Production.
Nyankenke, Rwanda
May 14, 2015
The first steering committee meeting governing the Urban Drinking Water and Health Outcomes study was held. Participants included representatives from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, the Ghana Health Service, and the Ghana Standard Authority, among others.
Accra, Ghana
May 14, 2015
Suleiman Asman (Country Director, IPA Kenya) presented on IPA's work in Kenya at an Impact Evaluation Training Workshop hosted by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) from May 5–8.
Nairobi, Kenya
May 05, 2015 - May 08, 2015
IPA Burkina Faso presented to the Commission for Reforms in Burkina Faso. The commission is in charge of proposing reforms to the government before the elections in October 2015.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May 04, 2015
IPA Event in Burkina Faso
On May 4, IPA Burkina Faso appeared before the Commission for Reforms of Burkina Faso. The Commission for Reforms is charged with proposing reforms in crucial areas such as electoral law, constitution modification, media and communication regulation, and public finance. They are in the process of composing a report to serve as a road map for the next government.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May 04, 2015
Sebastian Chaskel (Country Representative, IPA Colombia), Maya Marquez (Research Associate, IPA Colombia), and Anna Segura (Research Associate, IPA Colombia) presented on IPA's research methodology, findings from research on financial inclusion, and the Flexible Credit project to researchers of the Fundación Para el Desarrollo del Caribe (
Barranquilla, Colombia
April 29, 2015
Garret Christensen (Assistant Project Scientist, BITSS) represented BITSS at a conference on Reproducibility in Federal Evaluations organized by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Dean Karlan (Yale; President, IPA; Chair, J-PAL's Finance Program), Rachel Glennerster (Executive Director, J-PAL; I
Washington D.C., United States
April 22, 2015
IPA, the International Growth Centre, and Laterite hosted the 4th Rwanda Research Roundtable.
Kigali, Rwanda
March 26, 2015
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.
Lusaka, Zambia
March 17, 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:
Lusaka, Zambia
March 16, 2015 - March 20, 2015
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.
Lima, Peru
March 16, 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.
Maumbai, India
March 16, 2015