Webinar, United States
June 11, 2020, July 02, 2020, July 08, 2020, July 14, 2020, July 16, 2020, July 23, 2020, July 27, 2020, July 29, 2020, July 30, 2020, August 11, 2020, September 01, 2020, September 11, 2020, October 20, 2020, December 07, 2020, December 15, 2020, December 18, 2020

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.
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Webinar, United States
September 29, 2020, November 25, 2020, December 09, 2020

Decision-makers in government, industry, and civil society seeking to improve consumer protection capabilities often lack forums to share and learn from their peers and from researchers. With the goal of promoting knowledge-sharing and collaboration around financial consumer protection themes in emerging markets, IPA's Consumer Protection Research Initiative has launched a Practitioner’s Forum webinar series.
Webinar, United States
December 09, 2020

New data sources and the algorithms that make sense of them are important building blocks for many financial products in emerging markets. These algorithms also raise new risks related to discrimination and ethics, which are not always understood, even by those overseeing them. There is a need to better understand how we can monitor and address ethical issues with algorithms such as fairness and discrimination.
Webinar, United States
November 25, 2020

Mobile phones are the gateway to the digital economy for the majority of the world. This creates rich opportunities for economic development, but also raises new risks such as fraud, hidden fees, or unreliable service. Complaint records of mobile network operators (MNOs) and other mobile financial service providers are rich sources of insight on the types of challenges consumers experience in the digital economy, and how well providers address their concerns. In partnership with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), IPA analyzed complaints data from MNOs between 2019 and 2020.
Webinar, United States
November 05, 2020

On November 5, 2020, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the University of Southern California Center for Economic and Social Research, the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) held a webinar on gender transformative finance across East and Southern Africa, focusing on unpacking effects and directions for new research.
Webinar, United States
October 16, 2020

As part of the 2020 Financial Inclusion Week, IPA’s Rafe Mazer presented on the webinar “Consumer Protection in the Global South: How to make financial inclusion safer for the world's most vulnerable?” hosted by BRAC. The discussion looked at how to better design consumer protection policies to account for the needs and risks of the more vulnerable, such as welfare transfer recipients.
Online, United States
October 05, 2020, October 06, 2020, October 08, 2020

On October 5-6, IPA joined a virtual conference hosted by SocialProtection.org on “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?” convening hundreds of social protection experts and practitioners for three days of sharing experiences, peer-to-peer learning, and discussions about creative solutions for inclusive public policies. Kate Glynn-Broderick, Associate D
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Webinar, United States
September 29, 2020

On September 29, 2020, from 9 AM - 10 AM (EDT), IPA's Consumer Protection Research Initiative held it's first Practitioner's Forum meeting, focusing on "Social Media as a Tool for Consumer Protection Monitoring."