On November 3, Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) Director, Julie Peachey, presented at the annual American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. She shared relevant examples of how the PPI has been used to help organizations understand the poverty pro
Cleveland, United States
November 03, 2018
On October 29, IPA Rwanda co-hosted a workshop to present preliminary findings from two studies, evaluating the impact of connecting off-the-grid communities to electricity on household welfare as well as the impact of business model interventions on the continued use of off-grid LED lighting distribution. Key Rwandan energy stakeholders shared their experience as major players in the sector.
October 29, 2018
On October 26, IPA Peru participated in an event titled "Semana de la Evidencia," presenting on "How to Design an Impact Evaluation" in Lima. Sergio De Marco — Deputy Country Director for IPA's Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay country programs — presented on the fundamental problem of causal inference and the importance of finding a valid counterfactual.
October 26, 2018
On October 25, IPA and J-PAL co-hosted a dissemination event titled "Gender Violence and Impact Evaluation: Translating Evidence to Public Policy” in Lima, Peru.
October 25, 2018
For Good Measure: Practical Tips for Measuring the Impact of Financial Inclusion on Women's Economic Empowerment
Women’s economic empowerment has reemerged as a top priority for policymakers as a development objective in its own right as well as a means to spur greater economic growth in developing economies. As a result, M&E practitioners and researchers are grappling with how to measure a concept as complex as women and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations.
Webinar, United States
October 23, 2018
On October 22, IPA hosted a dissemination event titled: "Addressing Child Labor through Livelihood Promotion: An Impact Evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's Livelihood Assistance to Parents of Child Laborers." Dr. Eric Edmonds presented the results of his and Dr.
October 22, 2018
IPA and J-PAL Present at the Alliance for Peacebuilding's 2018 Annual Conference and Monitoring & Evaluation Solutions Forum
Peacebuilding programming and policy is based on assumptions about how development interventions can contribute to peace, but little research has been done to rigorously test these theories of change.
Washington, DC, United States
October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
The SME Program held its Ninth Working Group meeting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on October 20, 2018, in Evanston, Illinois. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research around SMEs and entrepreneurship. Presentations included: Opening remarks Dean Karlan, Northwestern University
Evanston, United States
October 20, 2018
How do standard development programs compare to just giving people cash? What is the most effective and scalable way to address the challenge of child malnutrition?
Webinar, United States
October 17, 2018
From October 15-17, IPA Zambia presented at the 8th Zambia Health Research Conference, hosted by the National Health Research Authority (NHRA). The conference was organized by NHRA with support from the Ministry of Health and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
October 15, 2018 - October 17, 2018
On September 28, IPA and J-PAL co-hosted a dissemination event titled "Deciding for a Better Future" (DFM) in Lima, Peru.
September 28, 2018
IPA Myanmar Hosts Roundtable on the Use of Impact Evaluations for Peace-Building Policy and Programming
On September 25, IPA Myanmar hosted its first of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar. This inaugural roundtable focused on governance, conflict, and peace-building, with representatives from 10 organizations in attendance.
September 25, 2018
On September 18, IPA Ghana and the National Board of Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) co-hosted a roundtable on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) entitled “SMEs in Ghana: From Evidence to Action” at The African Regent Hotel in Accra.
September 18, 2018
On September 12, IPA and the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia co-hosted a stakeholder workshop to share the final results of the impact evaluation of the Peri-Urban Rangeland Project (PURP) that ran between 2008 and 2013 and was funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
September 12, 2018
When it comes to combating crime and homicide in Latin America—home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities—policymakers have few tested tools at their disposal. Does hot spots policing reduce violence in high-crime neighborhoods? How can police become more accountable and trusted in their communities?
New York City, United States
September 12, 2018