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.
September 17, 2015
Pascaline Dupas (Stanford; Co-Chair, J-PAL’s Health Sector, CEGA and IPA affiliate) and IPA, in collaboration with the World Bank and Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE), presented preliminary results from the Ghana Secondary Education Program. This ongoing study is investigating the impact of secondary school scholarships on enrollment and completion, as well as later life outcomes.
September 07, 2015
Emily Cupito (Policy Manager, J-PAL Africa) presented lessons from randomized evaluations of targeted instruction programs to a working group on catch-up programs in Lusaka, Zambia. The Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education in Zambia chaired the meeting and several partners, including IPA Zambia, participated.
May 27, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Rachna Nag Chowdhuri (Country Director, IPA Zambia), Emily Cupito (Policy Manager, J-PAL Africa), Erika Keaveney (Research Manager, IPA Zambia), and Ashleigh Morrell (Training and Policy Associate, J-PAL Africa) participated in a meeting with members of Zambia’s Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education. The focus of the three-day event was on assessing the performance of the Education and Skills Sector in 2014 and identifying ways to improve service delivery in the sector.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May 04, 2015
On May 4, IPA Burkina Faso appeared before the Commission for Reforms of Burkina Faso. The Commission for Reforms is charged with proposing reforms in crucial areas such as electoral law, constitution modification, media and communication regulation, and public finance. They are in the process of composing a report to serve as a road map for the next government. IPA Burkina Faso presented two proposals for public finance reforms and shared results on deworming and teaching at the right level.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May 04, 2015
IPA Burkina Faso presented to the Commission for Reforms in Burkina Faso. The commission is in charge of proposing reforms to the government before the elections in October 2015.
November 27, 2014
The Centro de Informacion y Recursos para el Desarrollo (CIRD), IPA Peru, and J-PAL LAC organized a seminar on the importance of scientific evidence in improving the efficiency and efficacy of social policy. Dylan Ramshaw (Deputy Country Director, IPA Peru) introduced IPA and J-PAL’s mission and work in the region. Juan Hernandez (Policy Manager, J-PAL LAC) presented on the value that evidence can bring to public policy, as well as the role that randomized evaluations can play.
October 13, 2014
In early October, Annie Duflo (Executive Director, IPA) presented lessons learned while scaling up TCAI in Ghana to Peru’s Ministry of Education. Annie’s presentation was part of a series of seminars put on jointly by IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, and the Ministry's Research and Documentation Unit. While in Peru, Annie also held meetings with other policymakers, including the Vice-Minister of Health and Cuna Más, a child day-care and family coaching program, and local researchers.