On June 7, 2019, IPA Peace & Recovery Program Coordinator Nessa Kenny and J-PAL Policy Manager Aprille Knox gave a brown-bag presentation at the United States Institute of Peace in order to engage USIP staff in thinking about how to produce and use evidence for peace.
Washington D.C. , United States
June 07, 2019
Women Deliver conference
From June 2-6, IPA Kenya Research Associate James Opot, part of the Strengthening People-Centered Accessibility, Respect, and Quality (SPARQ) project, attended and participated in the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The forum brought together global researchers and stakeholders to discuss gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.
Vancouver, Canada
June 02, 2019 - June 06, 2019
On May 31, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) and the Zambian Ministry of General Education hosted a dissemination event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The event covered the initial release of the primary outcomes of the randomized evaluation conducted by IPA Zambia of WBR's bicycle program.
Lusaka, Zambia
May 31, 2019
Spring 2019 Benefit
On May 30, IPA held its first-ever benefit event in New York City, with more than 100 guests attending, many of them new to IPA. Professor Daniel Kahneman joined IPA Founder Dean Karlan in an engaging conversation as featured speakers, and host Justin Leverenz, IPA Board Member Aroon Balani, and IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo also spoke.
New York City, United States
May 30, 2019
On May 23, a panel sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC convened the Secretaries of Security from Colombia's three largest cities—Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali—and Universidad EAFIT economist Catalina Goméz Toro to discuss and debate policy strategies for public safety.
Medellín, Colombia
May 23, 2019
On May 20, IPA Peru and J-PAL LAC co-hosted a dissemination event where researchers Erica Field (Duke University) and Ursula Aldana (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos) presented baseline findings from “Leaders in Action,” a program that trains local leaders to become community health volunteers and raise awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) in their villages, to a policy audience at the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP).
Lima, Peru
May 20, 2019
On Wednesday, May 15, during the Child Labor Coalition's quarterly meeting, Dr. Eric Edmonds presented the results of his and Dr. Caroline Theoharides' evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's livelihood assistance to parents of child laborers.
Washington, DC, United States
May 15, 2019
German Development Conference
On May 10, IPA's Regional Director for West Africa Claudia Casarotto presented at an event hosted by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the Campbell Collaboration. The conference, "Using evidence for more effective development policy and practice," brought together policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss ways to foster evidence-based policymaking and programming in the German development cooperation.
Bonn, Germany
May 10, 2019
On May 9, 2019, IFPRI and IPA held a seminar to discuss effective strategies for building resilience through financial inclusion, and make a call for more research on this urgent challenge.
Washington, DC, United States
May 09, 2019
On May 8, IPA Zambia presented on global research findings at the Ministry of Health's 2019 Family Planning Annual Review meeting in Chongwe, Zambia.
Chongwe, Zambia
May 08, 2019
On May 8, IPA presented at the results dissemination event for the Lively Minds project, which evaluated the impacts of a low-cost, play-based learning program that engaged both teachers and parents on early childhood cognitive development.
Accra, Ghana
May 08, 2019
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, IPA hosted a discussion of a randomized evaluation, conducted with Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria, in which researchers are asking: Can recordings of former extremist group members apologizing, or explaining how they have changed, reduce feelings of anger and fear? And if so, does this increase people’s willingness to accept former members back into their communities? Research lead Dr. Rebecca Wolfe (Director of Evidence and Influence at Mercy Corps) and Radha Rajkotia (Chief Research and Policy Officer at IPA) provided an overview of the study, followed by a Q&A portion.
New York City, United States
April 18, 2019
NACOSTI Data Validation Workshop
From April 16-19, IPA participated in a Data Validation Workshop organized by Kenya's National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI), the government agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the science, technology and innovation sectors. Under the theme of “Effective Reporting for Quality Research and Development in Kenya," the workshop focused on implementing a research annual reporting template for Kenya's registered research institutions.
Nakuru, Kenya
April 16, 2019 - April 19, 2019
From April 15-18, IPA participated in three panels at the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in San Francisco.
San Francisco, United States
April 15, 2019 - April 18, 2019
On April 14, Cynthia Bosumtwi-Sam, Acting Executive Secretary of the Ghana Ministry of Education’s National Inspectorate Board, Bridget Konadu Gyamfi, Senior Policy Manager at IPA Ghana, Bethany Park, Senior Policy Manager at IPA, and Sharon Wolf, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, led a pre-conference workshop at the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in San Francisco.
San Francisco, United States
April 14, 2019