April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018
From April 24-April 26, the National Food and Nutrition Commission of Zambia hosted the third National Food and Nutrition Summit in Lusaka.
IPA Peru Country Director Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte Delivers TED Talk on Policy Innovation Using RCTs in Peru
November 25, 2017
On November 25, 2017, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, IPA Country Director for Perú, Bolivia, and Paraguay, gave a TED Talk at TedxTukuy in Lima. The video of the TED Talk was recently released this year and can be viewed below. Juan focused his talk on how government can achieve high impact by partnering with academics to propose innovative policies that are tested using randomized controlled trials. He presented two successful case studies of policy innovation that were conducted with the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
Kampala , Uganda
August 09, 2017
IPA Uganda held a successful dissemination event at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. At this event, Pia Raffler and Melina Platas, principal investigators of the Meet the Candidates project, disseminated the project's findings. Preliminary findings from the project suggest that watching video interviews of parliamentary candidates during party primary and multiparty elections increases knowledge about the candidates and increases the likelihood that voters change away from their intended vote choice on Election Day.
January 23, 2017
On January 23, IPA Colombia, along with researchers Chris Blattman, Daniel Ortega, and Santiago Tobón, presented preliminary results of the study Improving Security through Concentrated Policing and Municipal Clean-Ups in Bogotá, Colombia to a group of Bogotá city officials and councilmen.
IPA Peru Presents Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru Project to International Finance Corporation
December 12, 2016
IPA Peru’s country office, along with IPA-affiliated researcher Renard Sexton, presented the preliminary results of the Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries of Peru project to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), NGOs, and the Office of Counseling on Socio-Environmental Issues of the Ministry of Environment.
August 23, 2016
On August 23rd, Ariel BenYishay presented the preliminary results of a five-year evaluation of the Philippine Community-Driven Development (CDD) program, locally known as KALAHI-CIDSS (KC). This study was done in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to assess the impact of CDD on access to key services and quantity and quality of participation in local governance. The event was attended by about 200 representatives from government, development organizations, and international funding agencies.
July 17, 2016
On July 17th, IPA, the Bangladesh Government's Access to Information Programme (a2i), and the UNDP held a joint seminar at the office of the Prime minister, 'Creating innovation does not guarantee adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy'.
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.
June 09, 2015
IPA Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kenyan Government’s Vision 2030 Program. Vision 2030 is an initiative of the Kenyan government that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country by 2030 through economic, social, and political development.
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 27, 2014 - October 30, 2014
IPA Burkina Faso participated in the first “ Forum International Francophone de l’Évaluation” (FIFE) in Dakar, which focused on public policy evaluation and good governance in francophone Africa. Ahmadou Kandji (Project Coordinator, IPA Burkina Faso) presented an overview of IPA’s work and some findings from evaluations of education programs.
October 08, 2014 - October 09, 2014
IPA Philippines hosted a two-day training on impact evaluation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS). Participants of the training included government employees of various bureaus under DOLE, notably the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), Overseas Welfare Administration Authority (OWWA), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).