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
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
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 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
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
Evidence-Based Curriculum Reforms for Transformative Education Introduction Over the last several years, researchers, government, and nonprofits in Kenya have collaborated to produce a rich body of evidence around education. Consolidating the lessons from this research and applying these to policy and practice is a major challenge for Kenya’s education sector—particularly during the ongoing national curriculum reform.
December 05, 2017 - December 06, 2017
IPA Colombia Country Director Sebastian Chaskel presented on IPA's work at the Mental Health Department of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, a university hospital in Bogotá, on November 30, 2017. His presentation was entitled "El Uso de Evaluaciones Aleatorias Controladas para Evaluar Intervenciones Sociales."
November 30, 2017
IPA Philippines Hosts Research Management Workshop for the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
On November 27, IPA Philippines hosted the Research Management Workshop for the Philippine National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Research Manager Peter Srouji, Research Coordinator Heather Richmond, and Regional Director Prathap Kasina gave presentations on research design and oversight, data quality control, and measurement and assessing questionnaire design.
Pasig City, Philippines
November 27, 2017
IPA Peru Country Director Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte Delivers TED Talk on Policy Innovation Using RCTs in Peru
On November 25, 2017, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, IPA Country Director for Perú, Bolivia, and Paraguay, gave a TED Talk at TedxTukuy in Lima. The video of the TED Talk was recently released this year and can be viewed below. Juan focused his talk on how government can achieve high impact by partnering with academics to propose innovative policies that are tested using randomized controlled trials.
November 25, 2017