This one-day gathering brought together a small group of researchers and donors to discuss several current debates and challenges in measuring women’s empowerment and to generate a practical set of recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, and donors can improve the ways we measure empowerment using surveys and non-survey instruments. IPA and J-PAL will summarize these recommendations in a series of blog posts, research resources, and apply best practices to their own work.
Cambridge, United States
May 25, 2017
IPA Presents on the Gender Gap in Digital Financial Services at the 2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum
The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, hosted the 2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Global Learning Forum in Bangkok, Thailand from May 23-25.
May 24, 2017
IPA Kenya Presents at the 2017 Evidence to Action Conference: Towards Evidence Based and Data-Informed Policy, Action and Practice in Africa
On May 24-25, 2017, IPA Kenya Country Director Suleiman Asman, Research Manager Peter LeFrancois, and Policy Assistant Kelvin Gichia attended the 2017 Evidence to Action Conference organized by the International Centre for Evaluation & Development (ICED).
May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017
IPA Philippines Conducts Theory of Change and M&E Workshop for the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines
On May 22-23, 2017, IPA Philippines conducted a Theory of Change and Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop for the Office of the Vice President (OVP) of the Philippines. The workshop took place in Quezon City and was attended by 28 participants from different departments of the OVP.
Quezon City, Philippines
May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017
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 Philippines Conducts Measurement and Survey Design Workshop for the Department of Social Welfare and Development's Sustainable Livelihood Program
In partnership with J-PAL Southeast Asia, IPA Philippines conducted a Measurement and Survey Design Workshop for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)'s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) on May 18-19, 2017. The workshop was attended by ten participants and held at the DSWD Complex in Quezon City, Philippines.
Quezon City, Philippines
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 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