Workshop: “Evidence-based intervention design” with Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations staff
On July 14 and 15, 2016, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) and the National Program against Domestic and Sexual Violence (PNCVFS) of the MIMP organized the Workshop "Evidence-based intervention design" as part of the Project "Institutionalization of the use and generation of evidence for the improvement of the interventions of the PCNVFS of the MIMP "in Lima, Peru.
July 14, 2016 - July 15, 2016
On July 7th, the Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) hosted International Care Ministries (ICM) and IPA Philippines to present preliminary results of IPA’s impact evaluation of ICM’s “Transform” program. This program provides a values, health, and livelihood intervention training program to Filipino ultra-poor households. Dean Karlan presented preliminary results along with David Sutherland, CEO of ICM.
Legaspi Village , Philippines
July 07, 2016
Also on July 7th, Dean Karlan, David Sutherland, and James Choi presented the Transform program’s preliminary results at a session hosted by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and ICM in Makati City, Philippines. Attendees included students from AIM and other ICM partners who are also involved in livelihood interventions and other programs for the Philippine poor.
Makati City, Philippines
July 07, 2016
On July 7th, Dean Karlan was the guest speaker at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, Inc’s learning session, “Walang Maiiwan sa Laylayan” (Leaving No One Behind in the Margins). This was attended by high-level staff from BPI and other banks in the Philippines. Dean shared evidence from impact evaluations on financial inclusion from around the world and also expounded on innovative solutions that can be explored by the Philippine banking sector.
July 07, 2016
On July 6th, IPA Peru Country Director, Juan Hernandez-Agramonte, participated in a webinar hosted by 3ie on the experience of MineduLAB, an innovation lab dedicated to generating rigorous evidence around education policy in Peru.
July 06, 2016
On July 6th in Manila, IPA and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 40 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers.
July 05, 2016
Innovations for Poverty Action organized a Stakeholders’ forum focusing on sharing learnings from the Soapy Water Handwashing Stations pilot study. The forum was organized within IPA’s strategic objective to organically inform policy and programming with rigorous research findings.
June 28, 2016
The Evidence-based Policy-making in Education conference began on June 23. This 2-day event was hosted by the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and coordinated by Twaweza and Innovations for Poverty Action-Tanzania. Dr.Mashinda, Director General of COSTECH, gave an overview of the importance of using evidence to inform policy to an audience of government officials, other policymakers, and the press.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
June 23, 2016 - June 24, 2016
On June 21st, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), IPA hosted an event on electricity and water utility provision research. The overall objective of the event was to create a forum to discuss how research could help inform policies on utility provision in Zambia. To motivate this discussion, case studies of projects recently supported by IPA and IGC were presented, and a panel of policy-makers in Zambia shared their views.
June 21, 2016
IPA Peru presented preliminary results to the Peruvian Government (specifically the Superintendent of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds (SBS)) on a new Financial Coaching initiative launched and managed by IPA Peru.
June 21, 2016
On June 14th, Fundación Capital, in collaboration with Citi Fundation and the Colombian Social Prosperity Department, organized a Financial Inclusion Digital event in Bogotá, Colombia.
June 14, 2016
How can we use evidence more effectively to inform and improve government policies and programs? IPA Kenya attended the Development Impact Evaluation division (DIME)’s forum on Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Program Designs in Nairobi, and presented IPA evaluations in the energy and sanitation sectors that focused on maximizing large-scale infrastructure investments.
June 14, 2016
IPA Rwanda hosted an Impact Evaluation and Scientific Writing workshop at Hotel Portofino, Kigali. The training covered several topics such as an introduction to impact evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, scientific writing in economics and public health, IPA's role as a high-quality evidence provider, and more.
June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016
This seminar addressed the "last-mile" problem of uptake in health: products and services are available, people are aware of their effectiveness, and yet uptake remains low. Rachel Levenson of IPA-Zambia presented evidence from research on innovations based on behavioral economics and behavior-centered designs that address behavior change working with emotions, non-monetary incentives, and social and status pressure to trigger shift in behavior and norms.
June 02, 2016
Amidst significant gains in primary level participation rates, learning gaps remain among primary and secondary level students. Increased government spending in education, as well as the implementation of the K-12 program are important education sector reforms that sets the stage for improved access and better education outcomes for the Filipino youth.
Quezon City, Philippines
May 24, 2016