Abidjan, Ivory Coast
May 13, 2022
On May 13, 2022, IPA Executive Annie Duflo met with early career scholars at the African School of Economics (ASE) campus in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss their respective research projects and common goals.
Embedded Lab Inception Workshop: Building a Culture of Evidence-Based Decision Making in Collaboration with Rwanda Ministry of Education to Improve Learning Outcomes
March 22, 2022
In 2019, the Director-General of the Rwanda Education Board (REB) requested technical assistance from IPA to support REB’s Teacher Management and Staffing Unit through the creation of an embedded lab to strengthen the use of data and evidence. The goal of the lab is to support evidence-driven education policy, improve the use of administrative data for better policies and programs, and promote evidence-informed policy in education to enhance the quality of learning in Rwanda.
January 10, 2022
On January 10, 2022, the 2021 Zambia Education Evidence Summit brought together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to a) share rigorous evidence that has been collected about innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes, in Zambia and internationally; and b) identify ways in which evidence can be used for better decision-making. This Evidence Day, Day 1 of the Zambia Ministry of Education's Joint Sector Review (JSR) focused on rigorous studies that connect with the ministry’s priority goals.
November 25, 2021 - November 26, 2021
The Education Evidence for Action (EE4A) Conference 2021 took place on 25th & 26th November, 2021 in Naivasha, Kenya. This biennial event brought together education stakeholders and policymakers to share education evidence and deliberate on key policy issues and priorities in education. The theme of this year's conference was"Nurturing an Evidence Culture in implementation of Competence Based Curriculum (CBC & CBET) in Post-COVID Era." The conference focused on the following sub-themes:
Webinar, United States
November 01, 2021
On November 1, IPA's Education Program Director, Sarah Kabay presented her new book, Access, Quality, & the Global Learning Crisis: Insights from Ugandan Primary Education. This event was hosted by Professor Elisabeth King and the International Education program in a public Zoom meeting.
October 14, 2021
On October 14, IPA Philippines hosted a policy dialogue session about Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) with the Department of Education (DepEd).
September 28, 2021 - October 01, 2021
Remodelling Education for Sustainable Teaching and Learning
August 25, 2021
On August 25, IPA Philippines presented the results of the pre-pilot study of the mEducation program at the virtual Research O’clock 2021: Evidence on Learning Continuity. The session focused on research presenting evidence on pedagogical practices in distance education. Rene Marlon Panti (Senior Research Associate, IPA Philippines) gave a presentation of the mEducation project, a mobile-phone-based intervention implemented in partnership with Young1ove and DepEd.
May 24, 2021 - June 04, 2021
Since February 2021, IPA Zambia has been assisting the Ministry of General Education to undertake a survey to monitor the continuity of learning in schools amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. IPA Zambia provided technical assistance in developing the concept note and questionnaires for a nationwide survey that targeted Provincial Education Officers, Headteachers, Teachers, Learners, and Parents in over 400 schools.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
March 17, 2021
On March 17, IPA Côte d’Ivoire shared the insights of the education section of the second wave of the RECOVR survey. This two-hour session was hosted by M. Raoul Koné (Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Education of Côte d’Ivoire). Loïc Watine (Director of the Right-Fit Evidence Unit, IPA) presented key findings related to the various distance education programs that had been put in place during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, as well as the relevant policy implications.
Learning in the Time of a Pandemic: Effects of COVID-19 on Students’ Learning and the Wider Education Sector in Ghana
March 11, 2021
COVID-19 and its associated school closures present significant challenges for Ghana’s education system. Ghanaian children were out of school from March 2020 until January 2021, losing out on the hours of learning that the structured school setting presents along with other benefits such as the school feeding program. Under the present conditions, research and data offer guidance to inform the reopening of schools. On March 11, 2021, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) hosted this webinar presented emerging data on the effects of COVID-19 on education in Ghana.
March 05, 2021
On March 5, IPA Philippines together with researcher Emily Beam (University of Vermont) presented the comprehensive results of the Teacher Needs Assessment Study to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials. The presentation contained the results from the first and second round of data collection activities (Round 1: online survey; Round 2: online survey, phone survey, and qualitative interviews).
February 02, 2021 - March 12, 2021
To support the Department of Education (DepEd) in institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for its programs and policies, IPA Philippines partnered with the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) to conduct a virtual M&E Capacity Building (CapB) Program from February 2 until March 12. The M&E CapB Program aims to build the capacities of the DepEd M&E personnel and program owners in establishing their respective M&E plans.
October 21, 2020
On October 21, IPA Philippines presented the results of the first round of the Teacher Needs Assessment online survey to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials. Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri (Country Director, IPA Philippines) and Karisha Cruz (Policy Associate, IPA Philippines) led the presentation of the key results on access to technology, experience with using technology, remote teaching skills, plans for remote education, and teacher well-being.
Webinar, United States
June 29, 2020
Early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development—affecting learning, health, behavior, and ultimately, income. There is a growing body of evidence that early childhood nutrition and early stimulation and learning programs to extend school completion all improve learning outcomes.