Webinar,United States
September 29, 2020

On September 29, 2020, from 9 AM - 10 AM (EDT), IPA's Consumer Protection Research Initiative held it's first Practitioner's Forum meeting, focusing on "Social Media as a Tool for Consumer Protection Monitoring." 

Webinar,United States
June 09, 2020

On June 9, 2020, the Financial Inclusion Program at IPA convened a global network of more than 60 researchers working on consumer protection and digital finance issues for the Launch Meeting of the Consumer Protection Research Initiative. This virtual meeting featured presentations by Initiative leadership Xavier Giné of the World Bank and Rafe Mazer of Innovations for Poverty Action, researcher presentations by Dani Madrid-Morales (University of Houston), Matthew Bird (Universidad del Pacifico) and Paolina Medina (Texas A&M), and moderated discussion...

Nyeri, Kakamega, Narok, and Kwale counties,Kenya
March 10, 2020 - March 13, 2020

The Novartis Access Program conducted workshops at the county level aimed at sharing the preliminary study results with the county health officials and to engage them in discussions that facilitated the interpretation and contextualization of the study findings. These workshops targeted eight counties of Kenya where the study was conducted i.e. Kakamega, Samburu, Kwale, Nyeri, Embu, Narok, West Pokot, and Makueni, and culminated into the main study results dissemination event to be held in late April.

Times and location of each of the meetings are listed below:

November 27, 2019 - November 29, 2019

From November 27-29, 2019, Education Evidence for Action (EE4A), a coalition of civil society organizations, academics, and government officials under the Ministry of Education (MOE), will host its biannual policy conference in Machakos, Kenya. EE4A has previously organized two policy conferences in 2015 and 2017, and its third conference in 2019 will serve as a proactive strategy to link education evidence to policy and action.

The 2019 EE4A conference aims to:

October 29, 2019

On October 29, IPA in collaboration with the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), a state corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Cooperatives held a one-day policy dialogue on MSME development in Kenya. The event aimed to bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the key priorities, opportunities, and challenges facing the SME sector in the country.
EASST match making workshop
July 23, 2019

On July 23, IPA Kenya facilitated a policy opportunity matchmaking workshop as part of the 8th Annual EASST Summit. The workshop was attended by EASST fellows, NIERA alumni, CEGA affiliates, partner organizations, and Kenya government officials. The objective of this workshop was to provide a platform for these groups to connect and start new scale-up and impact evaluation consulting opportunities that will be partially funded by EASST through its “Policy Engagement Grant” program. The session focused on four sectors: education, health, agriculture, and financial inclusion.

July 22, 2019 - July 23, 2019

CEGA's EASST Collaborative hosted its 8th annual summit in Nairobi, Kenya on July 22-23, 2019 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. The Summit showcased locally generated research alongside the research of U.S.

NACOSTI Data Validation Workshop
April 16, 2019 - April 19, 2019

From April 16-19, IPA participated in a Data Validation Workshop organized by Kenya's National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI), the government agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the science, technology and innovation sectors. Under the theme of “Effective Reporting for Quality Research and Development in Kenya," the workshop focused on implementing a research annual reporting template for Kenya's registered research institutions.

March 19, 2019

The private sector is an important part of the health system in Kenya, with over half of all health facilities being privately owned. Vision2030 and the “Big Four Agenda” recognize that achieving UHC will require coordinated efforts by all stakeholders across multiple sectors, and specifically recognize the importance of engaging the private sector given its important role in healthcare.

March 01, 2019

On March 1, IPA presented findings of an ongoing study titled "Quality of Family Planning Service Delivery in Western Kenya" at a workshop in Kisumu, Kenya. The purpose of the event was to:

Westlands, Nairobi,Kenya
November 08, 2018

Day 1 - Nairobi, Kenya — Day 2 - Kisumu,Kenya
June 26, 2018, June 28, 2018

On June 26 in Nairobi and June 28 in Kisumu, IPA Kenya and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) disseminated results from an evaluation of the benefits of water quality, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions on maternal and child health.

June 07, 2018

On June 7, the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research network and IPA Kenya held a meeting to showcase policy-relevant research and discuss academic-practitioner partnerships. The event brought together representatives from government, civil society, and the EGAP to highlight three cases of academic-practitioner collaborations in field experimental research before breaking into more focused conversation and networking.
December 05, 2017 - December 06, 2017

Evidence-Based Curriculum Reforms for Transformative Education


Over the last several years, researchers, government, and nonprofits in Kenya have collaborated to produce a rich body of evidence around education. Consolidating the lessons from this research and applying these to policy and practice is a major challenge for Kenya’s education sector—particularly during the ongoing national curriculum reform.