July 09, 2018 - July 23, 2018
Improving Accountability for Better Learning Outcomes in Ghana: Evidence-informed Approaches to Education Policy and Practice July 2018 (Note: the summit will be held during one of the two weeks in the range specified on this page) Co-Hosted with the Ministry of Education, Ghana
Mexico City, Mexico
March 25, 2018 - March 29, 2018
Innovations for Poverty Action's research and policy work will be 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 will share 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nairobi , Kenya
September 26, 2017
IPA Kenya participated in the 10th round table meeting of the Permanent Working Group (PWG) on TVET that was held at the Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf (KTTID). Organized under the theme of Inclusion, the meeting brought together key actors in the TVET sector including government, private sector, donors and non-state actors who are also members of the PWG.
Oxford, United Kingdom
September 05, 2017 - September 07, 2017
IPA's study Mentoring and Experiential Learning for Early Education Student Teachers in Ghana was featured as a "quick fire" talk at UKFIET's conference Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development: Curriculum, Cognition and Context in Oxford, United Kingdom. Participants discussed how curriculum—what is learned and taught—contributes to education's influence on sustainable development. Dominic Bond, the Managing Director of Sabre UK, presented the study.
August 30, 2017
On August 30, 2017, IPA Liberia presented preliminary results of the first year of the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) study to the President of Liberia and the Cabinet. Under the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program, the Government of Liberia delegated management of 93 public schools to eight operators: BRAC, Bridge International Academies, Youth Movement for Collective Action2, More than Me, Omega Schools, Rising Academies, Stella Maris, and Street Child.
August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia co-presented with the Varkey Foundation on August 23-24th in Lusaka. The theme of the event, the Forum for African Woman Educationalists (FAWE) at the 10th General Assembly, was "Towards Gender Equality in Education, Positioning Youth to Champion Africa’s Education Agenda." This high-level conference was attended by The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia (pictured on right), Ministers of Education from the region, and international and local NGOs.
Pasig City, Philippines
August 15, 2017
IPA Philippines conducted workshop entitled "Introduction to Theory of Change" for the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) of the Department of Education of the Philippines on August 15, 2017. PRD is tasked with promoting evidence-based decision-making and developing evaluation standards across the Department of Education. The workshop focused on how to use the development of a theory of change as a tool for monitoring and evaluation. Sixteen PRD staff attended the workshop at the DepEd Complex in Pasig City, Philippines.
Generating Impact: Innovation and Evidence for Public Policy in Education (Generando Impacto: Innovación y Evidencia para la Política Pública Educativa)
August 04, 2017
English On August 4th, IPA Paraguay and the Ministry of Education (MEC) co-hosted the event “Generating Impact: Innovation and Evidence for Public Policy in Education.” The event took place in Asunción, Paraguay. With the objective of contributing to the debate on policy decisions in education, the event presented the state of experimental evidence on education, the insights of behavioral economics applied to education, and the use and generation of evidence in the public sector.
IPA Myanmar Co-Hosts Stakeholder Workshop for Millennium Challenge Corporation's Vocational Education Project in Mongolia
May 11, 2017
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, IPA, along with the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Government of Mongolia, hosted a local stakeholder workshop for the final results of the evaluation of Millennium Challenge Corporation's Vocational Education Training Project in Mongolia. This event was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and included 60 attendees from the Government of Mongolia and donor community working on vocational education in Mongolia. IPA Myanmar Country Representative Jihae Hong presented, along with Ofer Malamud, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.
May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017
The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education and School Health, and UNESCO as a secretariat, hosted the 2017 IATT Symposium and Members Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on May 10th and 11th May. The theme for the symposium was Lessons from Implementing HIV and school initiatives; exploring gaps and opportunities for gender responsive programming in education.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
April 10, 2017
IPA researcher Professor Pascaline Dupas presented the results of her research project on the impact of free secondary education in Ghana. Around 80 attendees (mostly researchers and students) came to this event and were able to discuss these results with her. The event was held at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population. Read the paper here: The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana