Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, but policymakers are faced with competing ideas about the best way to approach this problem.
Washington, United States
February 09, 2018
Philippines Monitoring & Evaluation Training
Riza Halili, Policy Associate and Elisa Cascardi, Research Associate for IPA Philippines, gave a training on Monitoring and Evaluation in the Judiciary. This training focused on the administrative data available in bureaucracies, constructing theory of change for judicial reform projects, and embedding monitoring and evaluation into government programming. Eighteen members from the Supreme Court Program Management Office and Judicial Academy attended the training. 
Manila, Philippines
February 08, 2018
On 31 January 2018, IPA Rwanda presented at the Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) conference, which brought together around 200 individuals in the economic and financial sectors in Rwanda. The conference was organized by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) in collaboration with EPRN.
Kigali, Rwanda
January 31, 2018
Co-hosted by the Access to Information (a2i) Program of the Prime Minister’s Office and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
December 28, 2017
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Principal Investigator Doug Randall and Senior Research Associate Emmanuel Hakizimfura for the Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) in Rwanda project shared preliminary results which showed very posi
Kigali, Rwanda
December 07, 2017
On December 6, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented on the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach at the Department of Social Welfare and Development's 3rd Annual M&E Conference. She was part of a panel of speakers who were asked to share evaluation studies.
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
December 06, 2017
On December 6, IPA Philippines partnered with the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines (OVP) and the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS). This event was attended by 12 key players and researchers in agribusiness to discuss linking small producers with supply chains and agribusiness models worth pursuing in the Philippine context. The event was conducted to help inform the design of OVP's Angat Buhay program.
Quezon City, Philippines
December 06, 2017
Evidence-Based Curriculum Reforms for Transformative Education Introduction Over the last several years, researchers, government, and nonprofits in Kenya have collaborated to produce a rich body of evidence around education. Consolidating the lessons from this research and applying these to policy and practice is a major challenge for Kenya’s education sector—particularly during the ongoing national curriculum reform.
Nyeri, Kenya
December 05, 2017 - December 06, 2017
IPA Colombia Country Director Sebastian Chaskel presented on IPA's work at the Mental Health Department of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, a university hospital in Bogotá, on November 30, 2017. His presentation was entitled "El Uso de Evaluaciones Aleatorias Controladas para Evaluar Intervenciones Sociales."
Bogotá, Colombia
November 30, 2017
On November 27, IPA Philippines hosted the Research Management Workshop for the Philippine National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Research Manager Peter Srouji, Research Coordinator Heather Richmond, and Regional Director Prathap Kasina gave presentations on research design and oversight, data quality control, and measurement and assessing questionnaire design.
Pasig City, Philippines
November 27, 2017
On November 25, 2017, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, IPA Country Director for Perú, Bolivia, and Paraguay, gave a TED Talk at TedxTukuy in Lima. The video of the TED Talk was recently released this year and can be viewed below. Juan focused his talk on how government can achieve high impact by partnering with academics to propose innovative policies that are tested using randomized controlled trials.
Lima, Peru
November 25, 2017
The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) organized a one-day policy forum that focused on disseminating evidence from research studies, relevant policy lessons, and innovations in health, water and sanitation. The forum was organized within the policy framework of the national government through the Ministry of Health, Vision 2030 (Economic and Social pillars) and the health priorities of the county governments.
Nairobi, Kenya
November 21, 2017
On November 8, as part of IPA Philippines' engagement with the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, Loic Watine, the Director of IPA's Goldilocks Right-Fit Evidence Unit, presented on right-fit M&E to 28 local government staff, 7 of whom are mayors from 9 Luzon-based local government units (LGU). This was in support of the OVP's Bridging Leadership Program for their partner LGUs all over the Philippines.
Quezon City, Philippines
November 08, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in collaboration with The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and APESEG, hosted a matchmaking workshop for attendees of the 13th Annual Microinsurance Conference in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru
November 07, 2017

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