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.
Webinar, 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.
Online, Philippines
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).
Webinar, Philippines
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.
Online, Philippines
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.
Webinar, United States
June 11, 2020 - February 23, 2021

COVID-19’s wide-ranging health and economic impacts have permeated across the world, and much of the research community has pivoted to respond. At IPA, we have launched a major effort—Research for Effective COVID-19 responses, or RECOVR, to support immediate response efforts and provide evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis in the 22 countries where we work.
Online, Philippines
June 02, 2020, June 08, 2020

On June 2 and June 8, IPA Philippines participated in two Policy Dialogue sessions hosted by the Department of Education (DepEd) Policy Research and Development Division (PRRD). On June 2, select Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office units joined the session and on June 8 select DepEd Regional Offices, Schools Division Offices, and schools participated. The policy dialogues explored potential options for effective distance learning modalities.
Webinar, United States
June 02, 2020

Researchers are currently evaluating many innovative systems-level approaches to improving school management and accountability in different contexts around the world. How can researchers collaborate with educators and policymakers to produce research that builds the body of evidence on school management and accountability while also helping policymakers make improved policy decisions in contexts of limited resources?
Webinar, Ghana
May 28, 2020

On May 28, IPA Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) convened the first in a series of workshops with key Early Childhood Education (ECE) stakeholders to share evidence and lessons learned from various ECE programs and identify strategies to inform contextually-relevant solutions for the implementation of the ECE programming in Ghana. IPA Ghana hosted this first workshop which focused on family and community engagement.
Webinar, United States
April 30, 2020

Youth employment has important implications for future economic growth, development, and stability. Globally, youth are unemployed at a rate three times higher than that of adults, with some countries facing even more acute youth underemployment crises.1 How can we effectively create employment opportunities for young people?
Nasreena presenting at the Senate
Manila, Philippines
January 29, 2020, February 06, 2020

IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presented at a knowledge-sharing forum on the Philippines' K-12 education curriculum organized by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) and the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO). The two events were conducted in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), with high-level presenters from the Department of Education and the Asian Development Bank.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 04, 2020

On February 4, the Vice-Presidency of the Dominican Republic through the Cabinet for Coordination for Social Policy (GCPS), celebrated the first "Forum for the Design of Public Policy Based on Evidence." The event gathered policymakers in the social protection sector and aimed to identify areas of research needs within six broad policy areas: education, early childhood development, health, intimate partner violence, financial inclusion, and youth employment.

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