Pascaline Dupas (Stanford; Co-Chair, J-PAL’s Health Sector, CEGA and IPA affiliate) and IPA, in collaboration with the World Bank and Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE), presented preliminary results from the Ghana Secondary Education Program. This ongoing study is investigating the impact of secondary school scholarships on enrollment and completion, as well as later life outcomes.
September 17, 2015
Sneha Stephen (Program Coordinator, IPA) gave a presentation and participated in a panel on “Preventing crises and addressing over-indebtedness through responsible finance” at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s 14th University Meets Microfinance (UMM) Workshop on Responsible Inclusive Finance.
September 14, 2015
The advent of digital finance has brought with it the opportunity to include those without full access to formal financial services. However, increased access to and use of digital financial services, for all its benefits, does not come without risks, which are crucial to address if financial services are to enhance consumer well-being.
September 07, 2015 - September 09, 2015
Emily Cupito (Policy Manager, J-PAL Africa) presented lessons from randomized evaluations of targeted instruction programs to a working group on catch-up programs in Lusaka, Zambia. The Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education in Zambia chaired the meeting and several partners, including IPA Zambia, participated.
September 07, 2015
Francis Meyo, Policy Coordinator for IPA Kenya, will be presenting on the Rural Electric Power Project (REPP) and how that informs the Kenyan Government’s Last Mile Connectivity Project to a gathering of major East African utilities providers and the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. The goal of the event is to hear from industry leaders and decision-makers to source innovative solutions to energy supply problems in Eastern Africa.
August 27, 2015 - August 28, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia (IPA) partnered with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab for Africa (J-PAL) and the University of Zambia (UNZA) to hold a four day impact evaluation course from 24-27 August 2015. The course included two streams: a policymaker stream and a researcher stream. The researcher stream focused on the benefits and methods of randomisation, choosing an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of experiments.
August 24, 2015 - August 27, 2015
The IPA Francophone West Africa team organized a seminar at the University of Ouagadougou. Some 40 attendants actively participated to the meeting and speakers were challenged with interesting questions. Research Associate Alassane Koulibaly moderated the seminar with great professionalism.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
July 30, 2015
“Public Policy in Post-Conflict: In the search for effective solutions” IPA, J-PAL, and CESED at Los Andes University joint conference in Bogotá, Colombia
On Thursday July 30, CESED at Los Andes University, IPA Colombia and J-PAL LAC, will co-organize the conference “Public Policy in Post-Conflict: In the search for effective solutions” in Bogotá, Colombia. The event will gather policymakers, researchers and civil society to discuss proven interventions in contexts of conflict and post-conflict and how lessons from these experiences can be incorporated into policy.
July 29, 2015
IPA Philippines hosted a two day training workshop on Impact Evaluation with the Department of Education from July 28 to 29, 2015. The training workshop was attended by various divisions under the Department of Education and Education partner organizations such as the Early Childhood Care and Development Council, Technical Institute for Women in Cebu, Dynamic Teen Corporation and Porticus Asia. Prathap Kasina, Maya Escueta (JPAL SA), Dr.
July 28, 2015 - July 29, 2015
Rachel Levenson (Senior Project Associate, IPA Zambia) presented on the Food Constraints study as part of a Cargill learning tour.
July 13, 2015
IPA hosted a workshop in coordination with the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia to share interim results of the Peri-Urban Rangeland study.
June 11, 2015
Marta Garnelo Caamano
Dean Karlan (Yale; President, IPA; Chair, J-PAL's Finance Sector) presented the results of the Graduating the Ultra-Poor studies during a
June 11, 2015
IPA Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kenyan Government’s Vision 2030 Program. Vision 2030 is an initiative of the Kenyan government that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country by 2030 through economic, social, and political development.
June 09, 2015
Dylan Ramshaw (Country Director, IPA Peru) and Mauricio Perez Alaniz (Research Coordinator, IPA Paraguay) presented results from the Graduating the Ultra-Poor study and held a two-day seminar with the Secretariat of Social Action in Paraguay, which is considering an evaluation of a Graduation Program implemented by the Par
June 05, 2015
On June 4th, IPA, with J-PAL and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) held an event at the World Bank focusing on the new findings published in Science on helping the Ultrapoor. Researchers Dean Karlan and Esther Duflo presented the six-country findings, followed by discussion from Mariana Escobar Arango, Deputy Director General, Department of Social Prosperity, Colombia.
Washington D.C., United States
June 04, 2015