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
March 28, 2017
Towards Quality Education in Ghana: Using Evidence to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes Co-Hosted with the Ministry of Education, Ghana Introduction Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can improve learning outcomes.
March 16, 2017
On March 16, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on research results from the study, “The Impact of Teaching Girls Negotiation Skills in Zambia,” conducted by Prof.
January 26, 2017 - January 28, 2017
On January 26-28, 2017, IPA Kenya and The Permanent Working Group (PWG) on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) held a National TVET Conference and Skills Show at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Permanent Working Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a platform of engagement that was created to incorporate government, the private sector, academia, NGOs, and development partners to jointly oversee the efforts of the sustainable transformation of Kenya’s vocational training system.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 21, 2016
On October 21, Henriette Hanicotte presented IPA's work at the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop was held in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development, at the Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016
The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, convened its ninth and final workshop to explore topics related to innovations in investing in young children globally.
July 26, 2016
On July 26th, Christine Papai, Deputy Country Director, shared a technical case study of the malaria text message reminders study at the USAID MEASURE / Ghana School of Public Health Impact Evaluation Workshop. The audience included 22 individuals who work in or intend to do impact evaluations. The group was rigorously selected from a pool of 150 and hailed from all over Africa (including Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana).
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
June 23, 2016 - June 24, 2016
The Evidence-based Policy-making in Education conference began on June 23. This 2-day event was hosted by the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and coordinated by Twaweza and Innovations for Poverty Action-Tanzania. Dr.Mashinda, Director General of COSTECH, gave an overview of the importance of using evidence to inform policy to an audience of government officials, other policymakers, and the press.
Quezon City, Philippines
May 24, 2016
Amidst significant gains in primary level participation rates, learning gaps remain among primary and secondary level students. Increased government spending in education, as well as the implementation of the K-12 program are important education sector reforms that sets the stage for improved access and better education outcomes for the Filipino youth. However, while these reforms are significant, much is still needed to be done in improving learning outcomes for primary and secondary learners in the Philippines.
GRADE with the financial support of the Government of Canada
April 19, 2016
On April 19, 2016, the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu) launched MineduLAB at Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.
December 02, 2015 - December 03, 2015
There is building momentum for evidence-based planning, implementation, and decision making in government. Nowhere is the need greater than in Kenya’s education sector.
Kwale County, Kenya
November 16, 2015
The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Innovations for Poverty Action organized a Policy Forum focusing on research dissemination on improving learning achievements in Kenya. The forum was organized within the framework of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology strategies to organically inform policy and decision makers with research findings.