Webinar, Zambia
January 10, 2022

On January 10, 2022, the 2021 Zambia Education Evidence Summit will bring 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) will focus on rigorous studies that connect with the ministry’s priority goals.
Naivasha, Kenya
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.
Webinar, Philippines
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).
Group photo from Ghana National Education Week in Accra from September 28 to October 1 2021
Conference, Ghana
September 28, 2021 - October 01, 2021

Remodelling Education for Sustainable Teaching and Learning
Webinar, Philippines
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.
Lusaka, Zambia
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.
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 - April 29, 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.