COVID-19’s wide-ranging health and economic impacts have permeated across the world, and much of the research community has pivoted to respond. At IPA, we have launched a major effort—Research for Effective COVID-19 responses, or RECOVR, to support immediate response efforts and provide evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis in the 22 countries where we work.
On September 30, IPA Philippines presented the results of the Impact Evaluation of Judicial Reform Programs to high-level officials. The virtual presentation was attended by the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SC), Undersecretary of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Third Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), National President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and former Executive Director of 3ie.
This webinar is part of IPA's RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South. Together with our partners, we are using this series to rapidly share what we are learning with the policy and research community to support evidence-informed response efforts. More information about other events in the series is available here.
From August 5-12, IPA Philippines held virtual meetings with various government agencies to present the results of the RECOVR Survey. The presentation was led by Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri together with Elliot Collins who is one of the lead researchers of the RECOVR Philippines Survey. On August 5, IPA presented findings related to health and COVID-19 mitigation to the Director of the Health Promotion and Communication Service of the Department of Health.
On July 14 Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri participated in an online knowledge sharing meeting organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) to share perspectives on doing research activities during the time of a pandemic, particularly on remote data collection. Baddiri presented IPA Philippines’ work in response to COVID-19 and how it shifted most of its data collection to phone surveys using computer-assisted telephone interviewing tools such as SurveyCTO.