Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
July 05, 2018
On July 5, IPA Myanmar, in partnership with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI), co-hosted a conference at the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The objective was to bring together thought leaders from academia and government, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the international experience and evidence on targeted poverty alleviation programs and their implications for the Myanmar context. Professors Dean Karlan, Robin Burgess, and
July 03, 2018
On July 3, IPA and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) co-hosted a workshop on digital finance and financial inclusion in Yangon, Myanmar. IPA Founder Dean Karlan kicked off the event with a keynote presentation followed by two panels. In the first panel, Gonzalo González, CEO of DAWN Microfinance, and Rebecca Rouse, Director of IPA's Financial Inclusion program, discussed digital finance and financial inclusion in and beyond Myanmar.
Abidjan, Burkina Faso
June 27, 2018
On June 27, Making Finance Work for Africa, IPA, 3ie, PlaNet Guarantee, the University of Kent, and Oklahoma State University presented a webinar on "Enhancing Access to Index-Based Weather Insurance: A New Marketing Approach in Burkina Faso."
Washington, D.C., United States
May 29, 2018 - May 30, 2018
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Mercy Corps, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) joined forces to bring together researchers, donors, and practitioners in a 1.5-day roundtable to advance a research agenda on financial inclusion and resilience to climate variability. Through the event, key stakeholders took stock of existing evidence, identified important gaps in the evidence, and prioritized open research questions.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
May 23, 2018
On May 23, in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program, IPA Sierra Leone organized a workshop for select financial service providers and government stakeholders – Bank of Sierra Leone, NATCOM, National ID Commission, and the Ministry of Finance’s Accountant General’s Office – to mainstream client centric design and evaluation methods in the development of digital financial services for government employees.
May 08, 2018 - May 10, 2018
From May 8-May 10, 2018, IPA Zambia Country Director, Carlos Acero, presented at the 10th Conference of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) in Lusaka. Carlos presented on the potential benefits of digital wage payments for women and employers. The event was attended by leaders and researchers from a range of organizations, including Kiva, Mercy Corps, Plan International, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).
March 16, 2018
On Friday, March 16, 2018, the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS), held their first workshop for the AYNI Lab Social (AYNI Lab), a new social innovation lab focused on solutions that are cost-effective, evidence-based, and scale-able. IPA and J-PAL LAC have partnered with MIDIS to form AYNI Lab and are developing the Lab’s capacity to conduct randomized evaluations and impact evaluations and designing a protocol for data management. AYNI Lab aims to promote innovation and rigorous evaluation in public policy.
February 15, 2018
IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presented Evidence in Financial Literacy at the Joint Chevening Chats and Landbank of the Philippines Q-Chats on Financial Inclusion on February 15, 2018 at the Landbank Plaza, Manila, Philippines. The event was attended by Landbank staff from different departments, Chevening scholars, and representatives from the British Embassy Manila.
January 31, 2018
On 31 January 2018, IPA Rwanda presented at the Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN) conference, which brought together around 200 individuals in the economic and financial sectors in Rwanda. The conference was organized by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) in collaboration with EPRN.
December 07, 2017
Principal Investigator Doug Randall and Senior Research Associate Emmanuel Hakizimfura for the Financial Education through Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) in Rwanda project shared preliminary results which showed very positive effects of training SACCO members on financial management, saving, budgeting and other aspects
November 07, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in collaboration with The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and APESEG, hosted a matchmaking workshop for attendees of the 13th Annual Microinsurance Conference in Lima, Peru.
Washington D.C., United States
November 02, 2017 - November 03, 2017
IPA Director Julie Peachey, who oversees the Poverty Probability Index, a household-level poverty measurement tool used by hundreds of organizations around the world to measure their reach and impact on poor and low-income households, gave a presentation on Feedback-Powered Impact Investing at Feedback Summit 2017.
Online, United States
October 31, 2017
On October 31, J-PAL’s Finance Sector and IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program co-hosted a Twitter chat as part of the Center for Financial Inclusion’s Financial Inclusion Week (#FinclusionWeek).
Evanston, United States
October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), with co-organizer the Buffett Institute’s Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL), hosted its Third Annual Researcher Gathering to bring together researchers in financial inclusion and social protection for a two-day event at Northwestern University. At the meeting, researchers informally discussed research in financial inclusion and household finance in the United States and around the world. Researchers also shared new research on social safety nets, cash transfers, targeting, and livelihood development. EVENT DETAILS
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
CGAP's Womens Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, in partnership with the "Making Finance Work for Women Summit", organized a panel and discussion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania geared towards financial service providers, exploring solutions that are being tested to address constraints such as lack of trust, self-confidence and limited decision making power, using both social networks and other innovative design features. IPA Tanzania Country Representative