Youth Employment Workshop
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
March 03, 2020 - March 05, 2020

This workshop was organized by the Decent Jobs for Youth initiative in partnership with IPA, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The aim of this workshop was to increase the quality of robust evidence on what works concerning youth employment projects in the Sahel region. The science behind impact evaluations is key in creating more robust evidence.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 04, 2020

On February 4, the Vice-Presidency of the Dominican Republic through the Cabinet for Coordination for Social Policy (GCPS), celebrated the first "Forum for the Design of Public Policy Based on Evidence." The event gathered policymakers in the social protection sector and aimed to identify areas of research needs within six broad policy areas: education, early childhood development, health, intimate partner violence, financial inclusion, and youth employment.
Webinar, United States
January 16, 2020

How do we give youth the skills to succeed in life? It’s a universal question, but one that has particular relevance in sub-Saharan Africa, where high school graduates face very limited formal job opportunities and often aren’t equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Women face particular challenges in the educational, economic, and social spheres. One way to address these challenges may be to teach students the hard and soft skills required to be successful in their future work and lives.
Myanmar Maternal Cash Transfer RCT Workshop
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
November 25, 2019

On November 25, IPA Myanmar presented at a workshop discussing the findings from the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of the Maternal and Child Cash Transfer (MCCT) program by Save the Children in Myanmar's Central Dry Zone.
Training on youth program evaluations in the Sahel
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019

From November 18-22, IPA co-organized a training on the evaluation of youth employment programs, bringing together policymakers, researchers, technical experts, donors, and implementing organizations to foster conversations around the evaluation of youth employment interventions and the implications on policy and programming. Attendees participated in sessions that discussed planning and managing research projects and building strong partnerships between researchers and policymakers to co-create evidence. Presentations  
Accra, Ghana
June 27, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, Dr. Angela Ofori-Atta, Prof. Dean Karlan, and Prof.
Washington, DC, United States
May 15, 2019

On Wednesday, May 15, during the Child Labor Coalition's quarterly meeting, Dr.
Washington, DC, United States
March 19, 2019

On March 19, IPA presented along with Women for Women International at the Center for Global Development on key lessons from evaluating the impact of graduation programs on the lives of ultra-poor women.
Manila, Philippines
October 22, 2018

On October 22, IPA hosted a dissemination event titled: "Addressing Child Labor through Livelihood Promotion: An Impact Evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's Livelihood Assistance to Parents of Child Laborers." Dr. Eric Edmonds presented the results of his and Dr. Caroline Theoharides' evaluation of the Department of Labor and Employment's livelihood assistance to parents of child laborers.
Webinar, United States
October 17, 2018

How do standard development programs compare to just giving people cash? What is the most effective and scalable way to address the challenge of child malnutrition?
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
Lusaka, Zambia
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.
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Lima, Peru
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.
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Kampala, Uganda
February 15, 2018

Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, and policymakers are faced with competing ideas about the best way to approach this problem. In Uganda, Village Enterprise and IPA partnered with researchers to conduct a randomized evaluation that measured the impact of diverse components and variants of Village Enterprise’s graduation-style program, which provides poor households with a combination of cash transfers, mentorship, business training, and support for the formation of businesses and savings groups over a one-year period.
Washington, United States
February 09, 2018

Helping the ultra-poor develop sustainable livelihoods is a global priority, but policymakers are faced with competing ideas about the best way to approach this problem. In Uganda, Village Enterprise and IPA partnered with researchers to conduct a randomized evaluation that measured the impact of diverse components and variants of Village Enterprise’s graduation-style program, which provides poor households with a combination of cash transfers, mentorship, business training, and support for the formation of businesses and savings groups over a one-year period.

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