Innovations for Poverty Action's research and policy work was highlighted in a pair of panel sessions at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference in Mexico City this month. In the first panel, IPA participants shared their experiences working with Ministries of Education in Peru, Ghana, and Zambia to equip policymakers and educators to create, understand, and apply rigorous evidence to their education practice.
Mexico City, Mexico
March 25, 2018 - March 29, 2018
From March 20-22, the Zambian Ministry of Health, with support from USAID, DFID, and the Population Council, convened the first national Evidence for Impact research symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Translating Research into Gains in Primary and Community Health in Zambia.” The focus of the symposium was on reproductive, maternal and newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services (RMNCAH-N) in primary care and community settings.
March 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018
On March 19, The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative team, represented by Dr. Vandana Sharm and Rebecca Hemono; and the IPA Myanmar team, represented by Alexander Fertig and Thein Zaw Oo; hosted a workshop for the validation of the preliminary results of external evaluation of the multi-country Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program (DEPP) with the implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.
March 19, 2018
On Friday, March 16, 2018, the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS), held their first workshop for the AYNI Lab Social (AYNI Lab), a new social innovation lab focused on solutions that are cost-effective, evidence-based, and scale-able. IPA and J-PAL LAC have partnered with MIDIS to form AYNI Lab and are developing the Lab’s capacity to conduct randomized evaluations and impact evaluations and designing a protocol for data management.
March 16, 2018
IPA Philippines Presents Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation for the Office of the Vice President
Riza Halili, Policy Associate for IPA Philippines, gave an Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation presentation for the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines' (OVP) Field Coordinators. The 15 Field Coordinators will be responsible for monitoring the OVP's poverty programs implemented in partnership with various local government units in the Philippines.
Pasig City, Philippines
February 22, 2018
IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presented Evidence in Financial Literacy at the Joint Chevening Chats and Landbank of the Philippines Q-Chats on Financial Inclusion on February 15, 2018 at the Landbank Plaza, Manila, Philippines. The event was attended by Landbank staff from different departments, Chevening scholars, and representatives from the British Embassy Manila.
February 15, 2018
Village Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Uganda: Alleviating Poverty with an Integrated Microenterprise Graduation Program (Kampala)
Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, and policymakers are faced with competing ideas about the best way to approach this problem.
February 15, 2018
Innovations for Poverty Action recently partnered with US-based Michigan State University (MSU) and two partners in Burkina Faso, the Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) and the Association of Wholesalers and Agricultural Input Retailers (AGRODIA), on an evaluation entitled "Investment Orientation to Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa."
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
February 15, 2018
Village Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Uganda: Alleviating Poverty with an Integrated Microenterprise Graduation Program (Washington, DC)
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
IPA Philippines Hosts Training on Monitoring & Evaluation for the Judiciary at the Supreme Court of the Philippines
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.
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.
January 31, 2018
Co-hosted by the Access to Information (a2i) Program of the Prime Minister’s Office and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
December 28, 2017
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
December 07, 2017
IPA Philippines Holds Agribusiness Roundtable with the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies and the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines
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
IPA Philippines Presents at the Department of Social Welfare and Development's 3rd Annual M&E Conference
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