July 15, 2021 - July 17, 2021

From July 15-17, IPA Myanmar moderated a conference titled Myanmar Update 2021: Living with the Pandemic and the Coup hosted by Australian National University. Myanmar Update is a major venue at which to present cutting-edge scholarship on political, social and economic affairs in Myanmar.

April 28, 2021 - April 29, 2021

From April 28-29, researcher Russell Toth presented the results of his study on the economic impact of digital loans on mobile money agents in Myanmar at the 12th Annual Mobile Money & Financial Inclusion Summit.

July 23, 2020

On July 23, IPA Myanmar co-hosted an online public lecture with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Duke University, and Yangon University of Economics. The lecture entitled, "Surge in Solar-powered Homes: Lessons for Myanmar" was led by Dr.

June 05, 2020

On June 5, IPA Myanmar shared results of a study on maternal cash transfers as part of Centers for Learning Evaluations and Results (CLEAR)'s online gLocal Evaluation Week.

March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

From March 10-14, The Yangon University of Economics (YUE), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) – International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Duke University (DU), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jointly organized a workshop on “Environmental and Natural Resource Economics” in Myanmar.

Ricardo Morel presenting MCCT results
February 19, 2020

On February 19, IPA Myanmar Country Director, Ricardo Morel presented results of a study on maternal and child cash transfers (MCCT) at a stakeholder workshop in Yangon. The workshop was organized by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) for government representatives, donors, and partners to discuss approaches to social and behavioral change communication (SBCC), specifically linked to MCCT to contribute to shared learning and...

Myanmar Maternal Cash Transfer RCT Workshop
Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar
November 25, 2019

On November 25, IPA Myanmar presented at a workshop discussing the findings from the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of the Maternal and Child Cash Transfer (MCCT) program by Save the Children in Myanmar's Central Dry Zone.

November 08, 2019

On November 8, IPA Myanmar presented at a workshop titled “Agricultural Value Chain Finance in Myanmar: Policy, Practice, and Inclusion.” The event was co-organized by the Myanmar Economic Association (MEA), with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and the DaNa Facility. This one-day workshop covered the current state of policy and practice of agricultural value chain finance in Myanmar, emerging reforms and developments, and opportunities to expand access to agricultural finance in the coming years.
Myanmar environmental health workshop
November 08, 2019

On November 8, during Professor Subhrendu K. Pattanayak’s visit to Myanmar for the inception workshop of the solar energy project, IPA Myanmar held a lecture talk to graduate students from the Yangon University of Economics (YUE). This event, titled "Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Human Health: Can Economics Research Help Address these Ominous Links?” was co-hosted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 6 pm to 7 pm at the YUE campus.

Alex Hartman roundtable
November 30, 2018

On November 30, IPA Myanmar hosted its second of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar. For this roundtable, Alexandra Hartman, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at University College London, presented a case study of how a top-down alternative dispute resolution intervention changed how local institutions functioned in post-conflict rural Liberia.

Myanmar Roundtable 9.25.18
September 25, 2018

On September 25, IPA Myanmar hosted its first of a series of roundtables to discuss the potential use of impact evaluations for programming and policy across various sectors in Myanmar. This inaugural roundtable focused on governance, conflict, and peace-building, with representatives from 10 organizations in attendance.

September 12, 2018

On September 12, IPA and the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia co-hosted a stakeholder workshop to share the final results of the impact evaluation of the Peri-Urban Rangeland Project (PURP) that ran between 2008 and 2013 and was funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. IPA presented the final socioeconomic results of the PURP for Phase I and II and the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ARS) presented the final land quality results of PURP. 

Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar
July 05, 2018

On July 5, IPA Myanmar, in partnership with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI), co-hosted a conference at the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The objective was to bring together thought leaders from academia and government, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the international experience and evidence on targeted poverty alleviation programs and their implications for the Myanmar context. Professors Dean Karlan, Robin Burgess, and...

July 03, 2018

On July 3, IPA and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) co-hosted a workshop on digital finance and financial inclusion in Yangon, Myanmar. IPA Founder Dean Karlan kicked off the event with a keynote presentation followed by two panels. In the first panel, Gonzalo González, CEO of DAWN Microfinance, and Rebecca RouseDirector of IPA's Financial Inclusion program, discussed digital finance and financial inclusion in and beyond Myanmar.

March 19, 2018

On March 19, The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative team, represented by Dr. Vandana Sharm and Rebecca Hemono; and the IPA Myanmar team, represented by Alexander Fertig and Thein Zaw Oo; hosted a workshop for the validation of the preliminary results of external evaluation of the multi-country Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program (DEPP) with the implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders. The presentation included findings from the different countries where evaluations took place but focused the discussion on Myanmar.