Webinar, United States
January 16, 2020

How do we give youth the skills to succeed in life? It’s a universal question, but one that has particular relevance in sub-Saharan Africa, where high school graduates face very limited formal job opportunities and often aren’t equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Women face particular challenges in the educational, economic, and social spheres. One way to address these challenges may be to teach students the hard and soft skills required to be successful in their future work and lives.
Training on youth program evaluations in the Sahel
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019

From November 18-22, IPA co-organized a training on the evaluation of youth employment programs, bringing together policymakers, researchers, technical experts, donors, and implementing organizations to foster conversations around the evaluation of youth employment interventions and the implications on policy and programming. Attendees participated in sessions that discussed planning and managing research projects and building strong partnerships between researchers and policymakers to co-create evidence. Presentations  
Accra, Ghana
August 07, 2019

Reforming the Education Sector for Effective Service Delivery: Embracing Innovations  
Washington, DC, United States
June 19, 2019 - June 20, 2019

On June 19 and 20, the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) program convened high-profile academics and policymakers to answer the question: "How can education systems be reformed to deliver better learning for all?" The conference featured presentations by researchers on three IPA-implemented projects: Andrew Zeitlin presented preliminary results from the
Lusaka, Zambia
May 31, 2019

On May 31, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) and the Zambian Ministry of General Education hosted a dissemination event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia.
San Francisco, United States
April 15, 2019 - April 18, 2019

From April 15-18, IPA participated in three panels at the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in San Francisco. The panels followed a workshop opening the conference on April 14. Monday, April 15, 3:15 – 4:45 pm Cost-effectiveness analysis for sustainable education policy
San Francisco, United States
April 14, 2019

   
Lima, Peru
September 28, 2018

On September 28, IPA and J-PAL co-hosted a dissemination event titled "Deciding for a Better Future" (DFM) in Lima, Peru.
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Accra, Ghana
August 06, 2018

On August 6, 2018, IPA and Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE) partnered to host an “Evidence Day” kicking off the Ministry’s annual sector review. The event showcased the ongoing co-creation of evidence in Ghana between IPA and MoE and connected this evidence with the real-time education policymaking occurring during the week’s annual sector planning.
Lusaka, Zambia
June 22, 2018

On June 22, IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on results from a study titled “The Allocation of Teachers across Public Schools in Zambia” led by Torsten Figueiredo Walter (London School of Economics). The event was attended by 30 stakeholders including representatives from the MoGE and members of civil society.
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Asuncion, Paraguay
June 06, 2018, June 07, 2018

From June 6-7, IPA Peru presented preliminary results of the evaluation Tikichuela Science (Tikichuela, Ciencias en mi Escuela) in two regional events held in Asuncion, Paraguay. During 2017, IPA and researchers partnered with Paraguay’s Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) and the Interamerican Development Bank to evaluate the effects on student achievement of an interactive radio instruction (IRI) and inquiry-based curriculum for early childhood science education. 
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Asuncion, Paraguay
June 06, 2018, June 07, 2018

From June 6-7, IPA Peru presented preliminary results of the evaluation Tikichuela Science (Tikichuela, Ciencias en mi Escuela) in two regional events held in Asuncion, Paraguay. During 2017, IPA and researchers partnered with Paraguay’s Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) and the Interamerican Development Bank to evaluate the effects on student achievement of an interactive radio instruction (IRI) and inquiry-based curriculum for early childhood science education. 
Washington, D.C., United States
April 16, 2018

On April 16, IPA Peru shared preliminary results of an impact evaluation conducted with the Peruvian Ministry of Education. The study evaluated the effectiveness of information campaigns in increasing students' and parents' understanding of the returns to education and reducing school dropout and child labor in rural and urban areas.
Panel
New York, United States
April 07, 2018

On April 7, IPA Associate Director of Business and Program Development Faith McCollister participated in a panel discussion on youth unemployment at the 2018 African Economic Forum, held at Columbia University. The panel focused on the complex causes of youth unemployment in Africa and potential solutions to alleviate the problems it presents. During the discussion, McCollister noted the lack of an evidence-backed "silver bullet" for solving unemployment and emphasized the need for ongoing rigorous research.
Mexico City, Mexico
March 25, 2018 - March 29, 2018

Innovations for Poverty Action's research and policy work was highlighted in a pair of panel sessions at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference in Mexico City this month. In the first panel, IPA participants shared their experiences working with Ministries of Education in Peru, Ghana, and Zambia to equip policymakers and educators to create, understand, and apply rigorous evidence to their education practice.

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