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
IPA Sierra Leone presents to the World Health Organization on "Health Behavior: (Some of) What We Know Through Rigorous Evaluations"
The World Health Organization (WHO) hosted IPA Sierra Leone's Country Director, Osman Siddiqi, for a brown bag session on evidence from randomized controlled trials in health. The presentation had three main sections including why we should randomize, case studies and a summary of the health program policy brief, and a discussion on big questions for Sierra Leone.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
July 27, 2017
IPA Zambia Presents on Contraceptive Adoption, Fertility, and the Family in Zambia, at the Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Technical Working Group Meeting
On July 27, 2017, IPA Zambia presented on Contraceptive Adoption, Fertility, and the Family in Zambia at the Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Technical Working Group Meeting. The TWG meetings are in-house meetings held and chaired by the Ministry of Health every month to discuss Research, Programme and Policy in the Family Planning sub-sector.
July 27, 2017
IPA and IGC Organize Seminar in Partnership with the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) and BRAC University
IPA organized a seminar in collaboration with International Growth Center (IGC) on 16 July 2017. The seminar, titled “Seeds of Change in the Garments Industry,” brought together researchers working in different areas of the the garment industry in Bangladesh. In this seminar, IPA researcher Christopher Woodruff, Professor of Economics at Oxford University, presented his research findings on the effectiveness of women in higher level positions in the garment industry.
July 16, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted an Introduction to Impact Evaluation Workshop for the Association of Foundations. The Association of Foundations is a network of NGOs and private sector foundations. The workshop was designed to inform them of existing evidence and the use of data and evaluations in programming. There were 41 participants from 32 different NGOs and corporate foundations.
July 11, 2017