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.
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
December 06, 2017

On December 6, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented on the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach at the Department of Social Welfare and Development's 3rd Annual M&E Conference. She was part of a panel of speakers who were asked to share evaluation studies. Other panelists included representatives from the World Bank, the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, and DSWD's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
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
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
October 27, 2017

IPA Myanmar participated in the workshop to design the impact evaluation of Myanmar’s National Community Driven Development Project.
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.
Manila, Philippines
September 14, 2017

On September 14 2017, principal investigators Amanda Beatty and Aniceto Orbeta presented the results of the impact evaluation of the Community-Driven Development (CDD) program implemented by Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines (DSWD) or locally known as KALAHI-CIDSS (KC).
IPA Philippines Country Director, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, presents.
Intramuros, Philippines
August 18, 2017

IPA Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines, hosted the presentation of results on the Impact Evaluation of the Special Program for Employment of Students. Emily Beam, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont and principal investigator on the study, presented the results to over 60 key stakeholders from the DOLE national and regional offices, other government agencies, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, and the Australian Government.
Washington D.C., United States
August 11, 2017

Eric Edmonds, principal investigator on the IPA Philippines project Reducing Child Labor in the Philippines, was invited to speak at a public lecture at the US Department of Labor (US DOL) about the project, which is funded by US DOL. The project investigates the impact of livelihood promotion on child labor.
Washington D.C., United States
August 10, 2017

Eric Edmonds, principal investigator, and Peter Srouji, Research Manager for IPA Philippines, were invited to speak at the US Department of Labor's Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Grantee Midterm Learning Workshop at the US Department of Labor (US DOL) in Washington, D.C. on August 10, 2017. Eric Edmonds' presentation was about parent-child differences in time allocation responses.
Dean Karlan DSWD Presentation June 2017
Quezon City, Philippines
June 23, 2017

On June 23, 2017, IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented on qualitative and quantitative methods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippines. The seminar was attended by 30 management-level staff of the DSWD, including the department's undersecretaries and assistant secretaries. Discussions focused on how impact evaluations, specifically RCTs, can help improve the design of social protection programs.  
Researchers and donors gather for discussion at the Measuring Women's Empowerment Researcher Gathering
Cambridge, United States
May 25, 2017

This one-day gathering brought together a small group of researchers and donors to discuss several current debates and challenges in measuring women’s empowerment and to generate a practical set of recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, and donors can improve the ways we measure empowerment using surveys and non-survey instruments. IPA and J-PAL will summarize these recommendations in a series of blog posts, research resources, and apply best practices to their own work.
Dean Karlan presents at the Graduating the Ultra-Poor seminar in the Phillipines
Manila, Philippines
March 17, 2017

IPA Founder Dean Karlan presented IPA’s Graduation of the Ultra Poor study to Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, as well as other ADB staff and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The seminar was held at ADB’s main office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

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