San Francisco, United States
April 14, 2019 - April 18, 2019

On April 14, Cynthia Bosumtwi-Sam, Acting Executive Secretary of the Ghana Ministry of Education’s National Inspectorate Board, Heidi McAnnally-Linz, Director of Policy & Communications at IPA, Bridget Konadu Gyamfi, Senior Policy Manager at IPA Ghana, and Sharon Wolf, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will lead a pre-conference workshop at the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES)
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.
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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.
Nyeri, Kenya
December 05, 2017 - December 06, 2017

Evidence-Based Curriculum Reforms for Transformative Education Introduction Over the last several years, researchers, government, and nonprofits in Kenya have collaborated to produce a rich body of evidence around education. Consolidating the lessons from this research and applying these to policy and practice is a major challenge for Kenya’s education sector—particularly during the ongoing national curriculum reform.
Lima, Peru
November 25, 2017

On November 25, 2017, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, IPA Country Director for Perú, Bolivia, and Paraguay, gave a TED Talk at TedxTukuy in Lima. The video of the TED Talk was recently released this year and can be viewed below. Juan focused his talk on how government can achieve high impact by partnering with academics to propose innovative policies that are tested using randomized controlled trials. He presented two successful case studies of policy innovation that were conducted with the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
Quezon City, Philippines
October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017

IPA Philippines conducted an RCTs and Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop for 25 member organizations of the Association of Foundations at the Association of Foundations Conference Room at the Aurora Tower, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City, Philippines. The first day of the workshop focused on what is evaluation, theory of change, and a short session about Right-Fit M&E. During the second day, session topics covered randomization, generalizability, and evidence in education and financial literacy.
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Accra, Ghana
October 10, 2017

Rigorous research shows that high-quality kindergarten (KG) education is critical for children’s successful transition to and success in primary school. Adopting and promoting a developmentally appropriate KG pedagogy is critical to promoting high quality pre-primary education for all.
Iloilo City, Philippines
October 10, 2017 - October 12, 2017

Jessa Cruz, IPA Philippines Policy Associate, was invited to be a resource speaker at the Department of Education's 2nd National Planning Conference from October 10-12, 2017. Held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, the theme for the annual planning conference was "Evidence-based Planning through Research and Innovations." Jessa presented on two session topics: Theory of Change and Preparing for Program Evaluation. The conference was attended by approximately 700 Department of Education personnel in charge of planning, research and M&E.

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