IPA researcher Professor Pascaline Dupas presented the results of her research project on the impact of free secondary education in Ghana. Around 80 attendees (mostly researchers and students) came to this event and were able to discuss these results with her. The event was held at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
April 10, 2017
From April 10-14, 2017, IPA Uganda participated in CARE’s Women Digital Sub-Wallets workshop. The e-wallet is a new service provided by PostBank, a well-known bank in Uganda which has previously been a branch bank. The e-wallet service allows women to access formal bank accounts through mobile technology and have pre-labeled digital subwallets to categorize their savings, such as school fees and healthcare.
April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017
The Community Health Assistant (CHA) stakeholder meeting was held at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on the 6th of April. In attendance were stakeholders of the program, including MoH, IGC, CIDRZ, CHAI, USAID, DFID, UNICEF, and the EU. Dr. Caroline Phiri, the Director of Public Health at the MoH, provided a complete background and update on the status of the CHA program from the recruitment and selection criteria to their deployment.
April 06, 2017
Towards Quality Education in Ghana: Using Evidence to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes Co-Hosted with the Ministry of Education, Ghana Introduction Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can improve learning outcomes.
March 28, 2017
Between March 27-31, 2017, IPA presented in multiple sessions at this year’s African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The conference brought together researchers, academics, and practitioners from the African continent and beyond to discuss the supply and demand of credible evidence in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Can a simple debit card have more impact on women’s empowerment outcomes than microcredit?
Washington, United States
March 23, 2017
From March 19-21, 2017, IPA Bangladesh organized a three-day executive course on Evidence-Based Policymaking and Program Design for 29 stakeholders in Bangladesh.
March 19, 2017 - March 21, 2017
IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented IPA’s Graduation of the Ultra Poor study to Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, as well as other ADB staff and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The seminar was held at ADB’s main office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
March 17, 2017
Dean Karlan Gives Keynote for USAID Webinar: Preliminary Results of Belief Systems and Poverty Alleviation Study in the Philippines
On March 17, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan was the keynote speaker at a USAID webinar to discuss the preliminary results of an ongoing impact evaluation on belief systems and poverty alleviation in the Philippines. The webinar was attended by representatives from USAID Philippines and USAID’s main office, including Jeffrey Lehrer, Director of USAID Philippines’ Office of Economic Development and Governance.
Pasig City, Philippines
March 17, 2017
On March 16, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on research results from the study, “The Impact of Teaching Girls Negotiation Skills in Zambia,” conducted by Prof.
March 16, 2017
On March 15, 2017, IPA Zambia co-hosted a policy event with the International Growth Centre (IGC) to disseminate evidence on challenges of water provision in Zambia.
March 15, 2017
Workshop on Phase One Implementation of Financial Education through SACCOs Program: Overview, Lessons Learned, and Impact Evaluation
March 08, 2017
IPA Burkina Faso Participates in the Emerging Burkinabe Evaluator Day Conference (Journée de l’évaluateur émergent Burkinabe)
On March 3rd, as part of the implementation of its program of activities for the year 2017, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Rebuse (Network of Burkinabe Monitoring and Evaluation workers), IPA Burkina Faso participated in a promotional day for Emerging Evaluators in Burkina Faso. The general objective of this day was to create a space for exchanges between the actors of the evaluation world and the "emerging evaluators" in Burkina Faso.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
March 03, 2017
IPA Philippines Holds Department of Labor and Employment Theory of Change Workshop and Baseline Results Presentation
IPA Philippines held a two-day event on March 1-2, 2017 with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the implementing partner for an impact evaluation of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). On the first day, IPA provided a capacity-building workshop on Introduction to Impact Evaluation to program-concerned staff at the local, regional, and national levels.
Quezon City, Philippines
March 01, 2017 - March 02, 2017
On February 22, 2017, IPA Philippines presented to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno potential evaluation options for priority reform projects of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. These options focused on reducing case congestion, speeding up case processing, and improving case management systems in courts. The Chief Justice expressed her willingness to partner with IPA on more evaluations in the future. Representatives from 3ie also attended the presentation.
February 22, 2017