Washington D.C., United States
November 14, 2016

On November 14, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program co-sponsored a day-long workshop on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion, held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event brought in about 40 attendees. Program Manager Kyle Holloway wrote a blog about some of the event’s takeaways: Read the blog
, Myanmar
November 10, 2016

IPA Myanmar presented its current studies at the Myanmar Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Research Associates T Nang Pan and Fabrizio Santoro presented our study on the impact of a maternal health app, and Senior Research Associate Nicholus Tint Zaw presented our study on cash transfers for pregnant women. The event was well-attended by both Myanmar and international staff working in research, and there was a lively Q&A after each session.
Bogotá, Colombia
November 08, 2016

On November 8, Edoardo Trimarchi, Policy Associate with IPA Colombia and JPAL LAC, presented the results of our SMS replication study with beneficiaries of the Colombian long-term savings program BEPS at a forum organized by Colpensiones (the Colombian Pension Agency) and the Inter-American Development Bank in Bogotá.
, Colombia
November 03, 2016

IPA Colombia launched a partnership with the pension fund Old Mutual in order to develop projects around long-term savings. Program Director Rebecca Rouse spent a week in Colombia for the launch of the project, which was covered by the media.
Opportunity Finance Network Conference
Atlanta, United States
October 27, 2016

On October 27th, IPA and J-PAL hosted a session at the Opportunity Finance Network Conference — "Randomized Control Trials: What your CDFI Needs to Know. " In the session, the US Finance Initiative at IPA discussed why RCTs are so powerful and how community development financial institutions can use RCTs to understand the impacts of their products and services.
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October 21, 2016

On Friday, October 21st, the Financial Inclusion Program hosted a public webinar as part of Financial Inclusion 2020 Week. The webinar showcased the latest rigorous evidence on how digital products can help consumers overcome behavioral barriers and featured presentations by two of FIP's researchers, William Jack (Georgetown University) and Aaron Dibner-Dunlap (IPA). Their presentations are available below.
Sydney, Australia
October 17, 2016

IPA Myanmar Country Representative Jihae Hong participated in a panel discussion (titled The Application of Quantitative Impact Evaluations to Support Decision Making in Private Sector Development Programming and Policy) at the University of Sydney on Monday, October 17, 2016. The panel discussion was part of a one-day Development Policy Workshop on "The Role of the Private Sector in Economic Development: Evidence, Policy and Practice," hosted by the University of Sydney's School of Economics.
Behavioral Insights in Practice
Chicago, United States
September 28, 2016

On September 28th, IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program, together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., co-hosted a workshop on using behavioral insights in the financial sector. The event brought together top behavioral scientists from both academia and industry to present recent research on financial products and services, and how participants can integrate these lessons into their own work.
Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario
Maria Aranzazu Rodriguez Uribe presents at Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario
Mexico City, Mexico
September 27, 2016

On September 27th, Maria Aranzazu Rodriguez Uribe (IPA Colombia) moderated a panel at the 2° Seminario Impulsando el Ahorro Voluntario (2nd Seminar Promoting Voluntary Savings). The event, hosted by the IADB and the Mexican pension authority, CONSAR, brought together key players in the Mexican long-term savings space to discuss policies and practices aiming to encourage long-term voluntary savings.
One of the panels of speakers at the Evidence in Financial Inclusion event.
Mumbai, India
July 20, 2016

On July 20th in Mumbai, IPA, IFMR LEAD, and CAFRAL (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 50 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers. During the one-day event, attendees engaged in a series of discussions that encouraged them to think about how recent financial inclusion evidence applies to their institutions and how RCTs can be useful for decision-making.
, Philippines
July 07, 2016

On July 7th, Dean Karlan was the guest speaker at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, Inc’s learning session, “Walang Maiiwan sa Laylayan” (Leaving No One Behind in the Margins). This was attended by high-level staff from BPI and other banks in the Philippines. Dean shared evidence from impact evaluations on financial inclusion from around the world and also expounded on innovative solutions that can be explored by the Philippine banking sector.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Pia Roman Tayag initiates the roundtable discussion on Information Design
Manila, Philippines
July 05, 2016

On July 6th in Manila, IPA and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 40 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers. During the one-day event, attendees engaged in a series of discussions that encouraged them to think about how recent financial inclusion evidence applies to their institutions and how RCTs can be useful for decision-making.
Lima, Peru
June 21, 2016

IPA Peru presented preliminary results to the Peruvian Government (specifically the Superintendent of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds (SBS)) on a new Financial Coaching initiative launched and managed by IPA Peru.
Bogotá, Colombia
June 14, 2016

On June 14th, Fundación Capital, in collaboration with Citi Fundation and the Colombian Social Prosperity Department, organized a Financial Inclusion Digital event in Bogotá, Colombia. The event gathered experts from the public and private sector across Latin America to share their experience with LISTA, a financial inclusion initiative designed by Fundación Capital that is being evaluated by IPA.
Bogota, Colombia
May 16, 2016

On May 16th in Bogota, IPA and Asobancaria (with support from the Citi Foundation) co-hosted a workshop for 40 high- and mid-level policymakers and financial service providers interested in learning how rigorous evidence can help them better serve their customers. During the one-day event, attendees engaged in a series of discussions that encouraged them to think about how recent financial inclusion evidence applies to their institutions and how RCTs can be useful for decision-making.

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