​The World Health Organization (WHO) hosted IPA Sierra Leone's Country Director, Osman Siddiqi, for a brown bag session on evidence from randomized controlled trials in health​. The presentation had three main sections including why we should randomize, case studies and a summary of the health program policy brief, and a discussion on big questions for Sierra Leone.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
July 27, 2017
On July 27, 2017, IPA Zambia presented on Contraceptive Adoption, Fertility, and the Family in Zambia at the Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Technical Working Group Meeting. The TWG meetings are in-house meetings held and chaired by the Ministry of Health every month to discuss Research, Programme and Policy in the Family Planning sub-sector.
Lusaka, Zambia
July 27, 2017
Professor Christopher Woodruff presenting his paper in the IPA IGC seminar
Professor Christopher Woodruff presenting his paper in the IPA IGC seminar
IPA organized a seminar in collaboration with International Growth Center (IGC) on 16 July 2017. The seminar, titled “Seeds of Change in the Garments Industry,” brought together researchers working in different areas of the the garment industry in Bangladesh. In this seminar, IPA researcher Christopher Woodruff, Professor of Economics at Oxford University, presented his research findings on the effectiveness of women in higher level positions in the garment industry.
Dhaka, Bangladesh
July 16, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted an Introduction to Impact Evaluation Workshop for the Association of Foundations. The Association of Foundations is a network of NGOs and private sector foundations. The workshop was designed to inform them of existing evidence and the use of data and evaluations in programming. There were 41 participants from 32 different NGOs and corporate foundations.
Ortigas, Philippines
July 11, 2017
Africa Executive Education Course
This page is a place where participants can find a variety of resources leading up to, during, and after the IPA/J-PAL Executive Education Course in Nairobi, Kenya. It will contain information on course logistics, the course schedule, course lectures, case studies, group exercises, and other pertinent readings.
Nairobi, Kenya
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
From 10—14 July, IPA together with J-PAL Africa, held a five-day training course on evaluating social programs aimed at providing a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Some of the topics covered included benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and com- mon threats and pitfalls to the validity of experiments.
Nairobi , Kenya
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
IPA led a learning lunch table during USAIDs Digital Development Forum on the 17th of July 2017 in Lusaka. This action-packed event focused on innovative and effective digital development solutions in Zambia for improving education, health, and agriculture and featured local technology firms, USAID implementing partners, and multiple donors. The topic was “Promising directions for women’s empowerment through digital finance: Evidence from randomized control trials.”
Lusaka, Zambia
July 07, 2017
On July 6, IPA PI Dean Yang gave a presentation "Taken by Storm: Hurricanes, Migrant Networks, and U.S. Immigration" at the University of the Philippines School of Economics' Philippine Center for Economic Development. He discussed his research on how readily potential migrants respond to changes in the returns of migration to academics and students at the university.
Quezon City, Philippines
July 06, 2017
On 5 July 2017, the Asian Development Bank Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department hosted a seminar for Dean Yang to present on results of his studies on migration. The seminar was attended by about 20 staff members from various ADB offices.
Pasig City, Philippines
July 05, 2017
Dean Karlan ADB Presentation Nimble RCTs June 2017
On June 26, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines on nimble RCTs or rapid fire tests, and how these can be integral to program design. The presentation was facilitated by ADB's Chief Economist, Yasuyuki Sawada, who also provided his input on how RCTs can be used at the ADB.  
Pasig City, Philippines
June 26, 2017
Dean Karlan DSWD Presentation June 2017
On June 23, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented on qualitative and quantitative methods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippines. The seminar was attended by 30 management-level staff of the DSWD, including the department's undersecretaries and assistant secretaries. Discussions focused on how impact evaluations, specifically RCTs, can help improve the design of social protection programs.  
Quezon City, Philippines
June 23, 2017
In this session, IPA’s Associate Director of Policy and Communications Heidi McAnnally-Linz shares examples of how IPA is using rigorous evidence to inform policy conversations in national governments from Peru to Ghana, and in sectors from education to social protection. She also highlights opportunities for effective altruists to leverage investments in rigorous evidence and achieve more impact.
Cambridge, United States
June 02, 2017 - June 04, 2017
Researchers and donors gather for discussion at the Measuring Women's Empowerment Researcher Gathering
This one-day gathering brought together a small group of researchers and donors to discuss several current debates and challenges in measuring women’s empowerment and to generate a practical set of recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, and donors can improve the ways we measure empowerment using surveys and non-survey instruments. IPA and J-PAL will summarize these recommendations in a series of blog posts, research resources, and apply best practices to their own work.
Cambridge, United States
May 25, 2017
Prathap Kasina at WEE SEEP Event
The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, hosted the 2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Global Learning Forum in Bangkok, Thailand from May 23-25.
Bangkok, Thailand
May 24, 2017
On May 24-25, 2017, IPA Kenya Country Director Suleiman Asman, Research Manager Peter LeFrancois, and Policy Assistant Kelvin Gichia attended the 2017 Evidence to Action Conference organized by the International Centre for Evaluation & Development (ICED).
Nairobi, Kenya
May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017

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