This event brought together all NGOs that are implementing cash transfers in Myanmar to share experiences of implementing pilot-scale cash transfer programs. The event was attended by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Resettlement, which will start piloting maternal cash transfer program in the Chin State of Myanmar. Research Associate Thein Zaw Oo presented the baseline findings of the maternal cash transfer study in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.
December 02, 2016
Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agriculture Sector in Kenya
On December 1, 2016, IPA Kenya and the Vision 2030 Secretariat hosted a Policy Forum at the Windsor Hotel and Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the forum was “Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives: 10 Years of Research in the Agricultural Sector.” The forum brought together 60 researchers, policymakers, and implementing partners.
December 01, 2016
IPA Peru & J-PAL Host “Innovating to Promote Financial Inclusion: Recent Evidence and Policy and Research Agenda” Workshop (Español & English)
El taller “Innovando para promover la inclusión financiera: evidencia reciente y agenda de investigación y política” fue organizado por una alianza de instituciones locales e internacionales que incluye al Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), el Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), el Proyecto Capital, Alianza por la Política Económica (PEP), IPA y J-PAL LAC.
November 30, 2016
L’agriculture ne consiste pas simplement en la production de cultures, c’est la production de nourriture et de fibres tirées du sol et de l’eau de notre monde. Sans l’agriculture il est impossible d’avoir une ville, un marché, des banques, des universités, des églises ou encore des armées. L’agriculture est la fondation même de la civilisation et de toute économie stable.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 29, 2016 - November 30, 2016
On November 24, IPA Peru Country Director Juan Hernández presented on “Digital Financial Tools: What is Working?” at the VIII Conference on Education and Financial Inclusion organized by CEMLA.
November 24, 2016
On November 23, 2016, IPA Kenya participated in a stakeholders meeting for the WASH Benefits Project. IPA Kenya was represented by Suleiman Asman (Country Director), Ryan Mahoney, Betty Ojeny, John Mboya, Jared Otuke, and others.
November 23, 2016
Country Representative Rachel Steinacher presented the results of IPA Tanzania’s Soapy Water Handwashing Stations study at the Tanzanian Health Summit. The event brought together over 500 government officials, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how the private and public sectors can increase their collaboration to promote improved health outcomes and systems.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016
IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program Co-Sponsors Workshop on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion
On November 14, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program co-sponsored a day-long workshop on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion, held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event brought in about 40 attendees. Program Manager Kyle Holloway wrote a blog about some of the event’s takeaways: Read the blog
Washington D.C., United States
November 14, 2016
IPA Myanmar presented its current studies at the Myanmar Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Research Associates T Nang Pan and Fabrizio Santoro presented our study on the impact of a maternal health app, and Senior Research Associate Nicholus Tint Zaw presented our study on cash transfers for pregnant women. The event was well-attended by both Myanmar and international staff working in research, and there was a lively Q&A after each session.
November 10, 2016
On November 8, Edoardo Trimarchi, Policy Associate with IPA Colombia and JPAL LAC, presented the results of our SMS replication study with beneficiaries of the Colombian long-term savings program BEPS at a forum organized by Colpensiones (the Colombian Pension Agency) and the Inter-American Development Bank in Bogotá.
November 08, 2016
IPA Colombia launched a partnership with the pension fund Old Mutual in order to develop projects around long-term savings. Program Director Rebecca Rouse spent a week in Colombia for the launch of the project, which was covered by the media.
November 03, 2016
On October 31th, IPA Burkina Faso participated in a Field Internship Workshop for the students of the AGRINOVIA Master. This event was aimed at sharing experience with the students of a Master on Agriculture and Innovation (master AGRINOVIA). Several NGOs and research institutions were gathered to present their activities and answer questions from the students on research and internships.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
October 31, 2016
On October 27th, IPA and J-PAL hosted a session at the Opportunity Finance Network Conference — "Randomized Control Trials: What your CDFI Needs to Know. " In the session, the US Finance Initiative at IPA discussed why RCTs are so powerful and how community development financial institutions can use RCTs to understand the impacts of their products and services.
Atlanta, United States
October 27, 2016
On Friday, October 21st, the Financial Inclusion Program hosted a public webinar as part of Financial Inclusion 2020 Week. The webinar showcased the latest rigorous evidence on how digital products can help consumers overcome behavioral barriers and featured presentations by two of FIP's researchers, William Jack (Georgetown University) and Aaron Dibner-Dunlap (IPA). Their presentations are available below.
October 21, 2016
On October 21, Henriette Hanicotte presented IPA's work at the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop was held in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development, at the Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 21, 2016