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On November 7, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia and Society for Family Health (SFH) co-hosted a dissemination meeting of initial findings from the study An Impact Evaluation of the Introduction of a New Woman’s Condom on Overall Condom Use in Urban Lusaka, Zambia, conducted by Thoai Ngo and Jessie Pinchoff from Population Council, and Rachna Nag Chowdhuri from the World Bank.
Lusaka, Zambia
November 07, 2017
IPA Director Julie Peachey, who oversees the Poverty Probability Index, a household-level poverty measurement tool used by hundreds of organizations around the world to measure their reach and impact on poor and low-income households, gave a presentation on Feedback-Powered Impact Investing at Feedback Summit 2017.
Washington D.C., United States
November 02, 2017 - November 03, 2017
On October 31, J-PAL’s Finance Sector and IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program co-hosted a Twitter chat as part of the Center for Financial Inclusion’s Financial Inclusion Week (#FinclusionWeek).
Online, United States
October 31, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), with co-organizer the Buffett Institute’s Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL), hosted its Third Annual Researcher Gathering to bring together researchers in financial inclusion and social protection for a two-day event at Northwestern University. At the meeting, researchers informally discussed research in financial inclusion and household finance in the United States and around the world.
Evanston, United States
October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
IPA Myanmar participated in the workshop to design the impact evaluation of Myanmar’s National Community Driven Development Project.
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
October 27, 2017
IPA Myanmar led an intensive one-day “Introduction to Program Evaluation” training with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on October 26th. The seminar covered the following topics: theory of change, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, and a case study on a maternal and child cash transfers Randomized Controlled Trial in Myanmar.
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
October 26, 2017
CGAP's Womens Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, in partnership with the "Making Finance Work for Women Summit", organized a panel and discussion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania geared towards financial service providers, exploring solutions that are being tested to address constraints such as lack of trust, self-confidence and limited decision making power, using both social networks and other
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
The Department of Social Welfare and Development's National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) invited IPA Philippines to speak at their annual National M&E Conference and Planning Workshop from October 23-27, 2017.
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted an RCTs and Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop for 25 member organizations of the Association of Foundations at the Association of Foundations Conference Room at the Aurora Tower, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City, Philippines. The first day of the workshop focused on what is evaluation, theory of change, and a short session about Right-Fit M&E.
Quezon City, Philippines
October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Jessa Cruz, IPA Philippines Policy Associate, was invited to be a resource speaker at the Department of Education's 2nd National Planning Conference from October 10-12, 2017. Held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, the theme for the annual planning conference was "Evidence-based Planning through Research and Innovations." Jessa presented on two session topics: Theory of Change and Preparing for Program Evaluation.
Iloilo City, Philippines
October 10, 2017 - October 12, 2017
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Rigorous research shows that high-quality kindergarten (KG) education is critical for children’s successful transition to and success in primary school. Adopting and promoting a developmentally appropriate KG pedagogy is critical to promoting high quality pre-primary education for all.
Accra, Ghana
October 10, 2017
The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years. The most recent SAM took place from the 9th to the 13th October, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 09, 2017 - October 13, 2017
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The SME Program held its Eighth Working Group meeting at the Sloan School of Management at MIT on September 29, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research in the SME space.  Presenters included:
Cambridge, United States
September 29, 2017
Using innovation to achieve efficient and impactful development outcomes requires pairing smart risks with evidence-based investment. “Evidence and Innovation” Day kicked off USAID's Global Innovation Week on Thursday, September 28, and showcased promising innovations that prove their impact, cost-effectiveness and potential to scale. It also featured new approaches to generating and utilizing results to increase development impact.
Washington D.C., United States
September 28, 2017
On September 27-28, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented at the Seamless Philippines 2017 conference in Manila. This annual conference focuses on how innovations are shaping the future of payments, e-commerce, and retail. It draws industry leaders from across the payments ecosystem to discuss, debate, and evaluate alternative payment strategies and technologies.
Manila, Philippines
September 27, 2017 - September 28, 2017

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