A new IPA study from Malawi found that allowing workers to defer receiving part of their wages significantly increases savings. Working with a large agricultural employer, researchers Lasse Brune, Jason Kerwin, and Eric Chyn found that deferred wage payments may help address self-control issues that could normally inhibit savings.
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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 June 11-13, 2019 the USAID/Malawi MELS Project, implemented by IBTCI, convened over 40 Malawian M&E practitioners in Lilongwe for an annual learning workshop on the “State of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.” The workshop this year had four objectives:
The Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA), with support from IPA Malawi and the International Food Poverty Research Institute (IFPRI), held a research symposium in Lilongwe. The European Union funded the symposium, the first of its kind for ECAMA. Mr. Henry Kachaje (President, ECAMA) and Thandika Mkandawire (London School of Economics) delivered the welcome and keynote addresses to more than 100 participants. Various researchers presented 33 papers on issues related to poverty alleviation.
IPA Malawi and J-PAL Africa hosted a custom training workshop in Malawi. The workshop, which was held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), aimed to improve participants’ understanding of impact evaluation methodologies and how evidence can inform policy. Participants included academics, development practitioners, donors, policymakers, and researchers.