Online, United States
December 15, 2021
On December 15, the IPA SME Program's network of researchers convened for an engaging discussion on innovative research designs, early-stage results, and new papers focused on entrepreneurship and private sector development in low- and middle-income countries.
Webinar | Supporting Women’s Work, Entrepreneurship, and Skills Development in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence and Policy for Bangladesh
December 07, 2021
The economic crisis accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women’s economic and skilling activities. Containment measures like physical distancing, curfews, and lockdowns have exacerbated pre-existing gender differences in time use, increasing the pressures of unpaid care work that fall on women. Women’s work and entrepreneurial activities have also been affected on account of the types of sectors and jobs in which women primarily work, and existing structural disadvantages and gender gaps in accessing resources.
October 06, 2021
On October 6, IPA Kenya, alongside Kenya’s State Department for Youth Affairs (SDY), Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), and the World Bank, hosted the dissemination of the COVID 19, Gender and Youth Employment Study.
Roundtable | Supporting Women’s Work and Skills Development in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence and Policy for Bangladesh
Webinar, United States
June 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected employment for young people around the world.
Roundtable | Supporting Adolescent Girls in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence and Policy for Bangladesh
Webinar, United States
April 08, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women and girls globally, widening existing inequalities in livelihoods, burden of care, schooling, and violence. Designing social policies to mitigate these impacts and support educational opportunities for girls—including to help them return to school and strengthen the skills they need to succeed in the workforce—is critical to post-pandemic economic recovery and gender equality.
March 18, 2021
On March 18, IPA and J-PAL co-organized a closed-door roundtable discussion in Kenya, as inputs to the Population Policy for National Development, which is currently being revised. The event was co-hosted with the National Council for Population Development, the agency spearheading the policy revisions and that will have oversight over its implementation. Several key partners to the discussion were invited, including the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, the TVET Authority, the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority, and Educate!.
Cambridge, United States
November 15, 2019
The SME Program held its Tenth Working Group meeting at the Sloan School of Management at MIT on November 15, 2019, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates and friends to discuss innovative research around SMEs and entrepreneurship. Presentations included: Opening remarksLucia Sanchez, Innovations for Poverty Action Building High-Growth Firms through Training the Owner versus through Linking the Firm to Business Service MarketsDavid McKenzie, The World Bank
October 29, 2019
On October 29, IPA in collaboration with the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), a state corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Cooperatives held a one-day policy dialogue on MSME development in Kenya. The event aimed to bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the key priorities, opportunities, and challenges facing the SME sector in the country.
Evanston, United States
October 20, 2018
The SME Program held its Ninth Working Group meeting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on October 20, 2018, in Evanston, Illinois. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research around SMEs and entrepreneurship. Presentations included: Opening remarks Dean Karlan, Northwestern University Shocking Business Aspirations: Experimental Evidence from Small-scale Entrepreneurs in a Developing Economy Patricio Dalton, Tilburg University
September 18, 2018
On September 18, IPA Ghana and the National Board of Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) co-hosted a roundtable on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) entitled “SMEs in Ghana: From Evidence to Action” at The African Regent Hotel in Accra.
August 29, 2018
On August 29, IPA Colombia in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, the National Planning Department, and the World Bank Group, held a workshop titled: Evidence Dialogue on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development in Colombia. This interactive event brought together leading researchers from the SME and private sector development space, as well as policy and industry decision makers in Colombia.
August 27, 2018
On August 27, IPA in partnership with the Ministry of Production of Peru held an event entitled Evidence Dialogue on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) Development in Peru. This half-day workshop featured presentations by academics and decision-makers in government, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.
Washington, D.C., United States
June 12, 2018 - June 13, 2018
On June 12-13, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) hosted the 2018 "Metrics from the Ground Up" Conference in Washington, D.C.
June 04, 2018 - June 05, 2018
On June 4-5, 2018, IPA and the National Board of Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) hosted the 2018 Ghana Women Entrepreneurship Summit (GWES).
IPA Associate Director of Business and Program Development Joins Panel at Columbia University's African Economic Forum
New York, United States
April 07, 2018
On April 7, IPA Associate Director of Business and Program Development Faith McCollister participated in a panel discussion on youth unemployment at the 2018 African Economic Forum, held at Columbia University. The panel focused on the complex causes of youth unemployment in Africa and potential solutions to alleviate the problems it presents. During the discussion, McCollister noted the lack of an evidence-backed "silver bullet" for solving unemployment and emphasized the need for ongoing rigorous research.