This webinar shared findings from the first round of the RECOVR survey in the Philippines and covered how policymakers are using the results to continually adapt their responses to changing demands and to plan for long-term strategies.
Webinar, Philippines
September 01, 2020
Este seminario analizará los resultados de la primera ronda de la encuesta RECOVR en Colombia desde la perspectiva de los tomadores de decisión y de la academia.
Seminario, Colombia
August 11, 2020
From August 5-12, IPA Philippines held virtual meetings with various government agencies to present the results of the RECOVR Survey. The presentation was led by Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri together with Elliot Collins who is one of the lead researchers of the RECOVR Philippines Survey. On August 5, IPA presented findings related to health and COVID-19 mitigation to the Director of the Health Promotion and Communication Service of the Department of Health. On August 6, IPA co-hosted a conference meeting with the Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Research and Evaluation Division attended by DSWD officials, including several assistant secretaries, and program units. The presentation focused on findings related to social protection and livelihood. On August 6, IPA presented findings related to education to the Planning Service, and Policy Research and Development Division of the Department of Education. On August 12, IPA presented findings related to nutrition and food security to the Nutrition Policy and Planning Division of the National Nutrition Council. IPA will continue to collaborate with government partners by working to provide data and policy support for their ongoing or forthcoming initiatives in response to the pandemic.
Webinar, Philippines
August 05, 2020 - August 12, 2020
An exemplary panel of researchers and experts from different development and humanitarian organizations shared emerging best practices for cross-national COVID-19 phone surveys. Each speaker shared specific case studies and discuss challenges, successes, and future applications of phone surveys for COVID-19 and beyond.
Online, United States
July 30, 2020
Ces webinaires ont été l’occasion de partager les résultats du premier volet de l'enquête RECOVR au Burkina Faso et en Côte d’Ivoire, et d’aborder la manière dont les décideurs utilisent les résultats afin d’adapter leurs réponses à l'évolution des attentes ainsi que leurs stratégies à long terme.
Webinar, United States
July 29, 2020, July 30, 2020
FAO Building Forward Better
On July 28, IPA's Regional Director for West Africa, Claudia Casarotto, gave a web-based training on impact evaluation methods in the context of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Initiative “Building forward better.” This initiative, led by FAO and funded by the Italian Cooperation, aims to address the loss of human capacity caused by fragility in Libya, Niger, and Mali. The initiative provides a comprehensive set of trainings on different aspects of natural resources management to policymakers and practitioners. IPA's training was attended by ten government officials and discussed key concepts in impact evaluation and the main methods for evaluating development programs, with a focus on randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Webinar, Italy
July 28, 2020
This webinar, held in sessions in English and French, shared findings from the first round of the RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire and covered how decision-makers are using the results to continually adapt their responses to changing demands and to plan for long-term strategies.
Webinar, United States
July 27, 2020
On July 23, 2020, IPA hosted a webinar where researchers presented three projects that are informing government COVID-19 response strategies across health, social protection, and education in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Webinar, United States
July 23, 2020
On July 23, IPA Myanmar co-hosted an online public lecture with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Duke University, and Yangon University of Economics. The lecture entitled, "Surge in Solar-powered Homes: Lessons for Myanmar" was led by Dr. AK Enamul Haque (East-West University Professor and SANDEE Fellow/Advisor) as part of a workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from July 23 -27.  
Webinar, Myanmar
July 23, 2020
En colaboración con el Ministerio de Educación del Perú (MINEDU), IPA está recopilando datos y evidencia de forma rápida para monitorear cómo se están implementando diversas soluciones educativas, en particular la educación a distancia. Esta evidencia ayudará a los tomadores de decisiones a determinar las formas más eficaces de apoyar el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de los niños, niñas, adolescentes y adultos en este contexto. En este seminario en el 16 de julio de 2020, se destacó cuatro aspectos del enfoque del Ministerio sobre la utilización de datos para orientar su toma de decisiones durante la pandemia y la posterior recuperación.
Webinar, United States
July 16, 2020
On July 14 Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri participated in an online knowledge sharing meeting organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) to share perspectives on doing research activities during the time of a pandemic, particularly on remote data collection. Baddiri presented IPA Philippines’ work in response to COVID-19 and how it shifted most of its data collection to phone surveys using computer-assisted telephone interviewing tools such as SurveyCTO. The meeting served as a venue to gather insights from different government agencies and research organizations and learn from their experiences as IPA continues to adjust our methods of conducting research during a pandemic. Other organizations invited to the meeting included the National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Statistics Authority, Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute, and Social Weather Stations.
Webinar, Philippines
July 14, 2020
IPA has partnered with the Ministry of Education in Peru (MINEDU) to provide the Ministry of Education with rapid data and evidence to assess a variety of education solutions, including distance learning, to identify the most effective ways to support children’s learning and development in the current context. This webinar highlighted four aspects of the Ministry’s approach to use data to guide its decision-making during the pandemic and subsequent recovery.
Webinar, United States
July 14, 2020
On July 14, 2020, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) hosted a webinar in which representatives from academia, government, NGO, and funding institutions shared some of the innovative approaches they are using—and testing—to identify and reach those most in need of cash support. This webinar was part of IPA's RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South.
Webinar, United States
July 14, 2020
FinDev
Pakistan’s microfinance sector faces a crisis unlike anything it has experienced before. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens 7.3 million low-income Pakistani households that rely on microfinance institutions for access to capital and other financial services. Economists Muhammad Meki, Farah Said, and coauthors in Pakistan, surveyed 1,000 microfinance clients in Punjab, Sindh, and Kashmir regions one week after the country’s lockdown began. This webinar, co-hosted with FinDev Gateway, presented results from the survey, as well as interviews with the microfinance institutions that serve these clients, for a detailed picture of the impact of Pakistan’s lockdown on households and the industry overall. IPA's Financial Inclusion Program Director, Rebecca Rouse moderated a panel with Muhammad Meki (University of Oxford), Farah Said (Lahore School of Economics), and Timothy Ogden (Financial Access Initiative).
Webinar, United States
July 08, 2020

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