IPA Paraguay has collaborated with policymakers on several policy-relevant studies. From 2011-2015, an IPA research team worked with the Ministry of Education and the Inter-American Development Bank to evaluate the impact of a pilot mathematics program. The study found that the program helped narrow learning gaps between low- and high-performing students, and between students with trained and under-trained teachers.


In response to these findings, Paraguay’s Ministry of Education and Culture decided to scale up the program, which has expanded to reach schools in 7 of Paraguay’s 17 Departments. The Ministry also partnered with IPA and researchers to pilot a program that uses the same methodology for science instruction.

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The government of Paraguay is scaling an interactive numeracy program for young children based on rigorous evidence it improved math scores.

Generating Impact: Innovation and Evidence for Public Policy in Education
English On August 4th, IPA Paraguay and the Ministry of Education (MEC) co-hosted the event “Generating Impact: Innovation and Evidence for Public Policy in Education.” The event took place in...
A surveyor working with a study participant.

Pensions are seen as an important tool for reducing poverty among a growing elderly population worldwide. Researchers are working with Innovations for Poverty Action and Paraguay’s Ministry of...