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
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.
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
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.
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.
Village Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Uganda: Alleviating Poverty with an Integrated Microenterprise Graduation Program (Kampala)
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.
Village Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Uganda: Alleviating Poverty with an Integrated Microenterprise Graduation Program (Washington, DC)
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.
IPA Philippines Presents at the Department of Social Welfare and Development's 3rd Annual M&E Conference
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
IPA Myanmar Participated in Workshop to Design Impact Evaluation of Myanmar’s National Community Driven Development Project
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.