IPA, J-PAL Europe, and Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Education hosted a conference on education in French-speaking Africa in Ouagadougou on July 10. The conference aimed to share the results of rigorous evaluations and to discuss policy lessons on how to improve access to and the quality of education in the region. Following the conference, the organizers offered a one-day training on impact evaluation methods.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
July 10, 2014
The Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) co-hosted a Business Conduct and Consumer Protection training program in Kuala Lumpur on 24-27 June 2014. This capacity building workshop brought together 50 policymakers and regulators from 28 countries to discuss experiences and best practices on consumer protection and financial capability.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 24, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Andrew Tedesco (Country Director, IPA Sierra Leone), Ben Jaques-Leslie (Research Manager, J-PAL Global), and Tavneet Suri (MIT; Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa; IPA affiliate) presented at a one-day workshop on agriculture, which was organized by IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC) in Sierra Leone. Prince Kamara (Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security [MAFFS]) chaired the meeting.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
June 19, 2014
On June 19th, 2014, the Microcredit Summit Campaign hosted an event to launch its report, Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. The report tracks microcredit inclusion and highlights strategies and value-added services to extend the reach and impact of MFIs. Aaron Dibner-Dunlap, Program Manager for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a panel where he discussed recent evidence on the impact of microcredit and microsavings programs.
Washington D.C., United States
June 19, 2014
On May 29th, 2014, the Microfinance Club of New York hosted an event to discuss how insights from behavioral economics can be used to design microfinance products that better meet the needs of both clients and providers. Aishwarya Ratan, Program Director of the Financial Inclusion Program, moderated the discussion. More details available on the conference webpage.
New York, United States
May 29, 2014
On May 27 – 28, 2014, the Microfinance Centre hosted its 17th annual conference titled “The New World of Financial Inclusion: What Role for Microfinance?” The conference addressed the role microfinance plays in the broader movement towards improving access to finance and financial inclusion. Beniamino Savonitto, Associate Director for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a workshop on improving financial capability.
Istanbul, Turkey
May 27, 2014 - May 28, 2014
On May 22 – 23, 2014, the OECD, the Capital Markets Board, the Treasury, and Central Bank of Turkey held a conference on global and European trends in financial education. The event focused on new challenges, innovations, and measures of success for financial education in Europe and Turkey. Beniamino Savonitto, Associate Director for the Financial Inclusion Program, participated in a panel on the role of financial education for empowering migrant workers and their families.
Istanbul, Turkey
May 22, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Nathanael Goldberg (Senior Policy Director, IPA) presented the findings from evaluations of IPA's Targeting the Ultra Poor projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and Peru at the Graduation and Social Protection Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on May 8. The Institute of Development Studies and the Government of Rwanda hosted the conference.
Kigali, Rwanda
May 08, 2014
Annie Duflo (Executive Director, IPA) presented on IPA's Graduation of the Ultra Poor studies at the Asian Development Bank in Manila on May 2. The seminar's attendees included staff and officers from the ADB, government agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and NGOs.
Manil, Philippines
May 02, 2014
Jessical Kiessel (Chief Program Officer, IPA) and Noor Iqbal (Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global) spoke on a panel titled "Beyond Grant Proposals: How Organizations Can Learn from Monitoring and Evaluation" at the 11th Annual NYU Wagner International Public Service Association Conference on May 2. The panel included representatives from 3ie and monitoring and evaluation specialists from several NGOs.
New York, United States
May 02, 2014
The senior-level Evidence-to-Policy workshop was organized by the World Bank, in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).
Dhaka, Bangladesh
April 27, 2014 - April 30, 2014
On March 29 - 30, 2014, the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government held the 2014 Social Enterprise Conference. The event featured a number of panels, case studies, and workshops to discuss pressing challenges and opportunities in social enterprise. Aishwarya Ratan, director of the Financial inclusion Program, participated in a panel titled Simple Technology, Complex Reality: Opportunities and Challenges in Mobile Solutions for Emerging Markets.
Cambridge, United States
March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014
On March 27, 2014, the Centre for Economic and Financial Research and the Citi Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, held a conference on youth financial literacy and education. The conference brought together international and Russian experts, practitioners, teachers, and academics to share experiences and expertise on financial literacy initiatives.
Moscow, Russia
March 27, 2014
We are at an exciting phase in understanding how to bring research results to scale.   During this symposium we will hear researchers and practitioners discuss the challenges and opportunities during the piloting, evaluation and scaling phases of programs.   
, United States
January 29, 2014
IPA Burkina Faso hosted an impact workshop titled “Girls’ Schooling in Burkina Faso: Effects of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers.” Richard Akresh (Illinois University) presented the results of a 2010 survey in southern Burkina Faso. The audience of the seminar included NGO workers and students, among others.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
January 23, 2014