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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) organized a one-day policy forum that focused on disseminating evidence from research studies, relevant policy lessons, and innovations in health, water and sanitation. The forum was organized within the policy framework of the national government through the Ministry of Health, Vision 2030 (Economic and Social pillars) and the health priorities of the county governments.
IPA Kenya participated in the 10th round table meeting of the Permanent Working Group (PWG) on TVET that was held at the Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf (KTTID). Organized under the theme of Inclusion, the meeting brought together key actors in the TVET sector including government, private sector, donors and non-state actors who are also members of the PWG.
This page is a place where participants can find a variety of resources leading up to, during, and after the IPA/J-PAL Executive Education Course in Nairobi, Kenya. It will contain information on course logistics, the course schedule, course lectures, case studies, group exercises, and other pertinent readings.
From 10—14 July, IPA together with J-PAL Africa, held a five-day training course on evaluating social programs aimed at providing a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Some of the topics covered included benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and com- mon threats and pitfalls to the validity of experiments.