Colombia's Banco de la República leads a group of government and private organizations in charge of the national strategy for financial inclusion and financial education programs.
September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Research Associate Sekou Keita and Research Manager/Interim Country Director Estelle Plat of IPA Burkina Faso met with the Minister of Health of Burkina Faso, Nicolas Meda, in order to talk about their project Burkina Family Aspirations and Behaviors (B-FAB). The Minister expressed interest in evidence-based projects and would like IPA's input on some of the projects he might be implementing in Burkina Faso.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
September 11, 2017
IPA's study Mentoring and Experiential Learning for Early Education Student Teachers in Ghana was featured as a "quick fire" talk at UKFIET's conference Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development: Curriculum, Cognition and Context in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Oxford, United Kingdom
September 05, 2017 - September 07, 2017
On August 30, 2017, IPA Liberia presented preliminary results of the first year of the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) study to the President of Liberia and the Cabinet. Under the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program, the Government of Liberia delegated management of 93 public schools to eight operators: BRAC, Bridge International Academies, Youth Movement for Collective Action2, More than Me, Omega Schools, Rising Academies, Stella Maris, and Street Child.
August 30, 2017
Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion Program, presented along with other leaders in the digital finance field at a webinar sponsered by SEEP. The webinar explored two sides of the debate about how best to close the digital finance gender gap. One side argued that the best way to close the gap is to harness the insights of behavioral economics to design digital finance products that are tailored to women.
Arlington, United States
August 29, 2017
IPA Colombia Country Director Sebastian Chaskel presented on how RCTs have had an impact, where more evidence is needed, and what's next for IPA. His presentation highlighted the impact of RCTs in the microfinance and financial education sectors, as well as the need for more research in certain areas, such as unconditional cash transfers.
August 28, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia co-presented with the Varkey Foundation on August 23-24th in Lusaka. The theme of the event, the Forum for African Woman Educationalists (FAWE) at the 10th General Assembly, was "Towards Gender Equality in Education, Positioning Youth to Champion Africa’s Education Agenda." This high-level conference was attended by The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia (pictured on right), Ministers of Education from the region, and international and local NGOs.
August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017
IPA Philippines Presents Results from Impact Evaluation of the Special Program for Employment of Students
IPA Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines, hosted the presentation of results on the Impact Evaluation of the Special Program for Employment of Students.
August 18, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted workshop entitled "Introduction to Theory of Change" for the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) of the Department of Education of the Philippines on August 15, 2017. PRD is tasked with promoting evidence-based decision-making and developing evaluation standards across the Department of Education. The workshop focused on how to use the development of a theory of change as a tool for monitoring and evaluation.
Pasig City, Philippines
August 15, 2017
Eric Edmonds, principal investigator on the IPA Philippines project Reducing Child Labor in the Philippines, was invited to speak at a public lecture at the US Department of Labor (US DOL) about the project, which is funded by US DOL. The project investigates the impact of livelihood promotion on child labor.
Washington D.C., United States
August 11, 2017
Eric Edmonds, principal investigator, and Peter Srouji, Research Manager for IPA Philippines, were invited to speak at the US Department of Labor's Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Grantee Midterm Learning Workshop at the US Department of Labor (US DOL) in Washington, D.C. on August 10, 2017. Eric Edmonds' presentation was about parent-child differences in time allocation responses.
Washington D.C., United States
August 10, 2017
IPA Uganda held a successful dissemination event at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. At this event, Pia Raffler and Melina Platas, principal investigators of the Meet the Candidates project, disseminated the project's findings.
Kampala , Uganda
August 09, 2017
Generating Impact: Innovation and Evidence for Public Policy in Education (Generando Impacto: Innovación y Evidencia para la Política Pública Educativa)
August 04, 2017
Impact Evaluation Training in Asunción, Paraguay (Capacitación de Evaluación de Impacto Experimental en Asunción, Paraguay)
English On August 3rd, IPA Paraguay held an introductory impact evaluation training at Fundación Paraguaya in Asunción. The training gathered participants from various organizations and think tanks from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Throughout the day, the training focused on giving the participants introductory knowledge on experimental methodologies of impact evaluation and how to use this to implement effective interventions.
August 03, 2017
Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines Brown Bag on Evidence in Agriculture
On 28 July 2017, Peter Srouji, Research Manager for IPA Philippines, gave a presentation on evidence in agriculture during a brown bag with the Anti-Poverty Advocacies and Programs Unit of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines. Eight OVP staff members attended. The brown bag was conducted to inform the design and upcoming roll-out of the agricultural livelihoods program of the OVP.
Quezon City, Philippines
July 28, 2017