Latin America is facing trying times. Economies across the region have witnessed an unprecedented increase in unemployment and the incidence of poverty, and gender disparities have widened. The design and implementation of social programs and policies to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic have been at the core of the public policy and academic debates in recent months.
This webinar was the fourth webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This webinar was the first webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like to receive updates via email on future webinars in this series, sign up for the series mailing list ...
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.
IPA, ProAntioquia, la Universidad EAFIT y UK Aid Direct compartirán resultados y recomendaciones de política del estudio Los Impactos de la Gobernanza Municipal Intensiva y la Organización Comunitaria en la Gobernanza de Pandillas en Medellín.
Este seminario forma parte de la serie de seminarios RECOVR que está realizando IPA en varios países. Junto con nuestros socios estamos utilizando estos espacios para compartir de forma rápida los aprendizajes de la encuesta, con el objetivo de apoyar los esfuerzos del gobierno y otras organizaciones de generar respuestas de política pública al COVID-19 basados en la evidencia.
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 February 18, IPA, Fundación Capital and the Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico will co-host a three-part event featuring results from a randomized evaluation of Fundacion Capital's LISTA para ahorrar Program.
On November 8, IPA Peru Country Director Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte presented at the International Seminar on Educational Research at Instituto Colombiano para el Fomento de la Educación Superior (ICFES). With support from ICFES, IPA Colombia invited Juan to Bogotá to present on his experience of working with MineduLAB to run randomized evaluations in Perú and create institutional capacity within Peru's Ministry of Education to promote decision-making based on rigorous evidence.
On October 7, IPA Founder and President, Dean Karlan presented the results of the study “Increasing Voluntary Retirement Contributions in Colombia” at Universidad Javeriana to a wide audience of academics from local universities, policymakers such Colpensiones and the Superintendencia Financiera, as well as the private pension funds and others.
On May 23, a panel sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC convened the Secretaries of Security from Colombia's three largest cities—Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali—and Universidad EAFIT economist Catalina Goméz Toro to discuss and debate policy strategies for public safety. Sebastian Chaskel, Director of IPA's Peace and Recovery program, moderated the discussion.
When it comes to combating crime and homicide in Latin America—home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities—policymakers have few tested tools at their disposal. Does hot spots policing reduce violence in high-crime neighborhoods? How can police become more accountable and trusted in their communities?
On August 29, IPA Colombia in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, the National Planning Department, and the World Bank Group, held a workshop titled: Evidence Dialogue on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development in Colombia. This interactive event brought together leading researchers from the SME and private sector development space, as well as policy and industry decision makers in Colombia.
IPA Colombia Country Director Sebastian Chaskel presented on IPA's work at the Mental Health Department of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, a university hospital in Bogotá, on November 30, 2017. His presentation was entitled "El Uso de Evaluaciones Aleatorias Controladas para Evaluar Intervenciones Sociales."