FSP in Mongu
From July 10-12, Research Associate Benny Kabwela participated in a Food Security Programme (FSP) field day held in Mongu, Zambia to launch the distribution of farming inputs under the Wetlands sub-programme. IPA Zambia has been providing long-term support to FSP through the Impact Fund for the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) to use scientific approaches in targeting vulnerable but viable communities to receive social protection programs.
Mongu, Zambia
July 10, 2022 - July 12, 2022
On July 7, 2022, IPA Philippines held a virtual knowledge exchange to share PIDS and World Bank studies on social protection. The event highlighted lessons on what works and what needs to be fine-tuned and provides policy insights on strengthening social protection to make it more efficient and adaptive in the Philippines. IPA Philippines's former Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri was one of the featured speakers. For more information, see the event poster below.
Online, Philippines
July 07, 2022
On June 30, 2022, IPA's Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI) held a Q&A session for its 2022 Request for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for full research funding.
Online, United States
June 30, 2022
From June 27-29, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), co-hosted a conference showcasing new research findings on child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. 
Online, United States
June 27, 2022 - June 29, 2022
On May 27, 2022, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Innovations for Poverty Action held the tenth webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
May 27, 2022
On May 24, IPA's Chief Research and Policy Officer Radha Rajkotia moderated the fourth webinar in the series, Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: From Research to Policy Making, to discuss findings from the latest research on forced displacement. This webinar focused on a study on the impact of access to work for Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.
Webinar, United States
May 24, 2022
“Off-the-book” fees and non-monetary costs pose a barrier to the uptake and continued usage of digital financial services (DFS). In this workshop, participants gained an understanding of the various methodologies available to measure the cost of DFS and participate in a hands-on activity where they will build their own mystery shopping research plan.
Webinar, United States
May 18, 2022
On May 17, 2022, Jeni Sorensen, Director of IPA's Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI), presented at an event titled, "From Research to Action: the state of child labor and forced labor research and the need to build the evidence base to increase policy impact," as part of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor.
Durban, South Africa
May 17, 2022
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On August 19, IPA Francophone West Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African School of Economics (ASE) to establish collaboration in research, project development, co-creation of evidence, and public policy forums on topics considered essential by both institutions.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
May 13, 2022
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On May 13, 2022, IPA Executive Annie Duflo met with early career scholars at the African School of Economics (ASE) campus in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to discuss their respective research projects and common goals.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
May 13, 2022
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Côte D’Ivoire's Directorate General of Employment (DGE) now has an Embedded Evidence Lab to institutionalize the development and implementation of employment policies using evidence. The official launch of the activities of this Lab took place on May 12, 2022, in Abidjan, in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Minister of Employment and Social Protection, Dr. Jean-Jacques Kanga, representing the Minister; Annie Duflo, Executive Director of IPA; the Director General of Employment, Franck Dogoh; and the stakeholders from the employment sector (public administrations, technical and financial partners, the private sector, and trade unions).
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
May 12, 2022
On Monday, May 9, 2022, Annie Duflo (Executive Director of IPA) and Andreas Holzinger (Country Director of IPA Francophone West Africa) met with the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, in Lomé.
Lomé, Togo
May 09, 2022
IPA FWA MoU
On Monday, May 9, IPA Francophone West Africa and the Togolese National ID agency (ANID) under the President of Togo’s auspices signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed in Lomé, Togo in the presence of IPA Executive Director, Annie Duflo and the Minister of the Digital Economy and Transformation (MENTD), Cina Lawson.
Lomé, Togo
May 09, 2022
The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI), together with the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation unit (DIME) and IPA, will co-host a webinar to discuss a new wave of evidence from Niger, Senegal, and Zambia.
Webinar, United States
April 13, 2022
IPA FWA training
From April 4-8, IPA Francophone West Africa held a training session for the Ivorian Ministry of Plan to foster an understanding of strong data systems and impact evaluation methodologies.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
April 04, 2022 - April 08, 2022

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