On March 8, IPA and J-PAL organized a roundtable discussion at the 2022 Fragility Forum with a group of leading academics researching effective strategies for combating gang rule and improving citizen security.
Online, United States
March 08, 2022
From March 2-3, IPA Kenya organized a workshop In collaboration with the Directorate of Policy, Partnership, and East Africa Community Affairs, Ministry of Education to support the conceptualization of a research coordinating mechanism to advance the use of evidence/data in the formulation and review of policies within the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education.
Naivasha, Kenya
March 02, 2022 - March 03, 2022
On March 2nd, 2022, IPA’s research team in Burkina Faso held an impact evaluation research methods workshop at Université Norbert Zongo with thirty doctoral and master's students from their Economics Department. The specific focus was requested by a group of young researchers in November 2021 during a first targeted discussion (Economics Exchange Forum).
Koudougou, Burkina Faso
March 02, 2022
IPA and Inclusion for All conducted an audit study to compare the actual costs of using digital financial services in Nigeria against providers’ officially stated prices and fees. In this webinar, researchers shared key insights from the report, “Measuring Fees and Transparency in Nigeria’s Digital Financial Services.”
Webinar, Nigeria
February 23, 2022
From February 14-18, IPA Kenya participated in the final workshop to review the National Women Economic Empowerment Policy (NPWEE) at Sawela Lodges in Naivasha.
Naivasha, Kenya
February 14, 2022 - February 18, 2022
On January 25, 2022, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Innovations for Poverty Action will hold the eighth webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
January 25, 2022
On January 10, 2022, the 2021 Zambia Education Evidence Summit brought together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to a) share rigorous evidence that has been collected about innovative approaches to improve learning outcomes, in Zambia and internationally; and b) identify ways in which evidence can be used for better decision-making.
Webinar, Zambia
January 10, 2022
On December 15, the IPA SME Program's network of researchers convened for an engaging discussion on innovative research designs, early-stage results, and new papers focused on entrepreneurship and private sector development in low- and middle-income countries.
Online, United States
December 15, 2021
In this two-session interactive workshop, individuals from various universities, research and policy institutions, and funding organizations shared their experiences and learning to create greater opportunities for locally-based research to influence political impact and scientific progress. 
Virtual Workshop, United States
December 14, 2021, December 15, 2021
On December 14-15, IPA Philippines conducted a two-day virtual capacity building workshop with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Quezon City, Philippines
December 14, 2021 - December 15, 2021
From December 9-10, IPA co-hosted a workshop on six thematic discussions to advance the debate on identified priority areas: 1) Responding to environmental threats to peace with action on the ground, 2) The way forward: Lessons learned, best practices, and success stories from the Sahel and beyond, 3) Leveraging big data and the digital transformation for integrated climate and conflict-sensitive action, 4) Interreligious dialogue, peace, and the environment, 5) Local governance, landscapes, and conflict resolution, and 6) International Environmental Law.
Seville, Spain
December 09, 2021 - December 10, 2021
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. A growing body of evidence suggests that changing the timing (smaller, more frequent payments versus larger, spread-out payments), and disbursement method of wage payments, has important impacts on financial health. Deferred wages may be an effective savings device for some, while others may require more frequent smaller payments to manage consumption needs. Moreover, digital payments allow employers to automate savings and make other customizations, at low or no cost to employers, and with potentially large benefits to the employees. This webinar also explored how the evidence on digital wage payments informs the broader discussion on designing effective digital cash transfers.
Webinar, United States
December 09, 2021
This webinar provided insights on the drivers of the digitization of remittances, its implications for the welfare of recipient households, and the broader impacts on financial inclusion.
Webinar, United States
December 08, 2021
This event convened researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share research findings and discuss policy solutions from IPA’s Women's Work, Entrepreneurship, and Skilling (WWES) Initiative in Bangladesh.
Webinar, Bangladesh
December 07, 2021