Appropriate consumer protection is becoming ever more central to ensuring the financial wellbeing of the poor. Ensuring that consumers are able to select and use financial products to their best advantage is a key component of financial inclusion. Without a robust consumer protection framework, even the most educated and capable consumer is likely to have difficulty making prudent financial choices.
May 18, 2017
IPA Myanmar Co-Hosts Stakeholder Workshop for Millennium Challenge Corporation's Vocational Education Project in Mongolia
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, IPA, along with the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Government of Mongolia, hosted a local stakeholder workshop for the final results of the evaluation of Millennium Challenge Corporation's Vocational Education Training Project in Mongolia. This event was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and included 60 attendees from the Government of Mongolia and donor community working on vocational education in Mongolia.
May 11, 2017
The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education and School Health, and UNESCO as a secretariat, hosted the 2017 IATT Symposium and Members Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on May 10th and 11th May. The theme for the symposium was Lessons from Implementing HIV and school initiatives; exploring gaps and opportunities for gender responsive programming in education.
May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017
On April 25, 2017, IPA Myanmar Senior Research Associate Areum Han presented at a masterclass on agribusiness research. The masterclass was organized by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-facilitated by Helvetas Vietnam, and was attended by Burmese professionals in the agribusiness sector. Ms.
April 25, 2017
IPA researcher Professor Pascaline Dupas presented the results of her research project on the impact of free secondary education in Ghana. Around 80 attendees (mostly researchers and students) came to this event and were able to discuss these results with her. The event was held at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
April 10, 2017
From April 10-14, 2017, IPA Uganda participated in CARE’s Women Digital Sub-Wallets workshop. The e-wallet is a new service provided by PostBank, a well-known bank in Uganda which has previously been a branch bank. The e-wallet service allows women to access formal bank accounts through mobile technology and have pre-labeled digital subwallets to categorize their savings, such as school fees and healthcare.
April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017
The Community Health Assistant (CHA) stakeholder meeting was held at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on the 6th of April. In attendance were stakeholders of the program, including MoH, IGC, CIDRZ, CHAI, USAID, DFID, UNICEF, and the EU. Dr. Caroline Phiri, the Director of Public Health at the MoH, provided a complete background and update on the status of the CHA program from the recruitment and selection criteria to their deployment.
April 06, 2017
Towards Quality Education in Ghana: Using Evidence to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes Co-Hosted with the Ministry of Education, Ghana Introduction Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can improve learning outcomes.
March 28, 2017
Between March 27-31, 2017, IPA presented in multiple sessions at this year’s African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The conference brought together researchers, academics, and practitioners from the African continent and beyond to discuss the supply and demand of credible evidence in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Can a simple debit card have more impact on women’s empowerment outcomes than microcredit?
Washington, United States
March 23, 2017
From March 19-21, 2017, IPA Bangladesh organized a three-day executive course on Evidence-Based Policymaking and Program Design for 29 stakeholders in Bangladesh.
March 19, 2017 - March 21, 2017
IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented IPA’s Graduation of the Ultra Poor study to Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, as well as other ADB staff and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The seminar was held at ADB’s main office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
March 17, 2017
Dean Karlan Gives Keynote for USAID Webinar: Preliminary Results of Belief Systems and Poverty Alleviation Study in the Philippines
On March 17, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan was the keynote speaker at a USAID webinar to discuss the preliminary results of an ongoing impact evaluation on belief systems and poverty alleviation in the Philippines. The webinar was attended by representatives from USAID Philippines and USAID’s main office, including Jeffrey Lehrer, Director of USAID Philippines’ Office of Economic Development and Governance.
Pasig City, Philippines
March 17, 2017
On March 16, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on research results from the study, “The Impact of Teaching Girls Negotiation Skills in Zambia,” conducted by Prof.
March 16, 2017
On March 15, 2017, IPA Zambia co-hosted a policy event with the International Growth Centre (IGC) to disseminate evidence on challenges of water provision in Zambia.
March 15, 2017