May 23, 2019
On May 23, a panel sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC convened the Secretaries of Security from Colombia's three largest cities—Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali—and Universidad EAFIT economist Catalina Goméz Toro to discuss and debate policy strategies for public safety. Sebastian Chaskel, Director of IPA's Peace and Recovery program, moderated the discussion.
Evidence Matters: Improving Community Acceptance of Former Members of Violent Extremist Groups in Nigeria
New York City, United States
April 18, 2019
Re-integrating former members of armed groups into communities is a growing global policy challenge. In places like northeastern Nigeria, where the extremist group Boko Haram is active, the combination of large-scale campaigns of violence against civilians and radicalization by insurgent groups leads to intense anger and increases mistrust and wariness that members have been irrevocably changed.
IPA and J-PAL Present at the Alliance for Peacebuilding's 2018 Annual Conference and Monitoring & Evaluation Solutions Forum
Washington, DC, United States
October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
Peacebuilding programming and policy is based on assumptions about how development interventions can contribute to peace, but little research has been done to rigorously test these theories of change. From October 22-26, IPA and J-PAL staff participated in and presented at the Alliance for Peacebuilding's Annual Conference and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Solutions Forum in Washington, DC in order to engage practitioners and policymakers in thinking about how to produce and use evidence for peace.
IPA Myanmar Hosts Roundtable on the Use of Impact Evaluations for Peace-Building Policy and Programming
September 25, 2018
On September 25, IPA Myanmar hosted its first of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar. This inaugural roundtable focused on governance, conflict, and peace-building, with representatives from 10 organizations in attendance.
New York City, United States
September 12, 2018
When it comes to combating crime and homicide in Latin America—home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities—policymakers have few tested tools at their disposal. Does hot spots policing reduce violence in high-crime neighborhoods? How can police become more accountable and trusted in their communities?
Washington, DC, United States
September 07, 2018
During the 2000s, over 1.5 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean were killed, equivalent to 2.5 times the population of Washington, D.C. Most of these homicides were geographically concentrated and can be attributed to urban armed groups. Urban violence imposes significant economic and social costs on the region, yet policymakers and decisionmakers have little evidence and limited tools at their disposal to prevent and control it.
Westminster, London SW1A 2ET, UK, United Kingdom
June 06, 2018
On June 6, researchers from IPA and J-PAL convened in London to discuss field research on what works to improve governance and address conflict and corruption in low-income countries. Participants offered practical lessons for policymakers, practitioners, donors, and others on designing and implementing more effective programs, and discussed how researchers and implementing organizations can partner to close knowledge gaps.
Quezon City, Philippines
April 12, 2018
On April 12, IPA Philippines and the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) jointly organized the Policy Forum on Peace and Recovery: Select Evidence from Around the World at the NDCP Honor Hall at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
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.
Washington D.C., United States
September 28, 2017
Using innovation to achieve efficient and impactful development outcomes requires pairing smart risks with evidence-based investment. “Evidence and Innovation” Day kicked off USAID's Global Innovation Week on Thursday, September 28, and showcased promising innovations that prove their impact, cost-effectiveness and potential to scale. It also featured new approaches to generating and utilizing results to increase development impact. The day featured many IPA studies, policy engagements, partners, and researchers.
February 21, 2017
On February 21, 2017, IPA Peru, alongside New York University and Universidad del Pacífico, co-hosted a policy event to disseminate innovative evidence on conflict resolution in extractive industries. Attendees included the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, major national NGOs such as ProDialogo, SEP, SPDA, Socios Perú and several national and multinational mining firms.
October 27, 2014
IPA Philippines conducted a one-day training on impact evaluation for the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process (OPAPP). OPAPP is the government office responsible for managing the implementation of the peace process in the Philippines. As part of the Post-Conflict Reintegration and Fragile States Initiative, IPA Philippines is conducting various capacity building activities for OPAPP relating to conducting impact evaluations.
August 30, 2012 - September 01, 2012
The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (map)