With the rate of domestic violence increasing in light of COVID-19, what is the role of state institutions, including the police, in preventing and responding to violence against women? This second webinar in the Governance, Crime, and Conflict Initiative’s (GCCI) series discussed randomized evaluations funded by GCCI that address this question and its implications.
Webinar, United States
April 02, 2021
On March 31, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, and Princeton University held the second webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
March 31, 2021
This webinar, hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), shared findings from the second round of IPA's RECOVR survey in Zambia and Rwanda—a panel survey designed to inform decision-makers about the communities that are hardest hit by the economic toll of the pandemic. 
Webinar, Rwanda
March 29, 2021
On March 18, IPA and J-PAL co-organized a closed-door roundtable discussion in Kenya, as inputs to the Population Policy for National Development, which is currently being revised. The event was co-hosted with the National Council for Population Development, the agency spearheading the policy revisions and that will have oversight over its implementation. Several key partners to the discussion were invited, including the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, the TVET Authority, the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority, and Educate!.  Margaret Wanjiku Wanjohi, IPA's Kenya Policy Manager, presented on skilling programs that show promise for youth and women entrepreneurs, highlighting policy lessons from rigorous evidence. Through her presentation, she targeted objective 1 in the draft policy framework document: Contribute to efforts aimed at maximizing the human capital potential for national sustainable development (with particularity to Pillar 2: Education and Skills Development and Pillar 3: Employment and Entrepreneurship). Margaret also showcased the evaluations of the Educate program and GET Ahead (business training with a gender component) as examples of training programs that show promise in affecting relevant outcomes for women.
Online, Kenya
March 18, 2021
On March 17, IPA Côte d’Ivoire shared the insights of the education section of the second wave of the RECOVR survey.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
March 17, 2021
On March 11, 2021, IPA hosted a webinar on the effect of COVID-19 on education in Ghana.
Webinar, Ghana
March 11, 2021
Innovations for Poverty Action, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, and Princeton University are pleased to announce a webinar series on violence and crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
March 09, 2021, May 27, 2022
On March 5, IPA Philippines together with researcher Emily Beam (University of Vermont) presented the comprehensive results of the Teacher Needs Assessment Study to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials. The presentation contained the results from the first and second round of data collection activities (Round 1: online survey; Round 2: online survey, phone survey, and qualitative interviews). Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri (Country Director), Rene Marlon Panti (Senior Research Associate), and Karisha Anne Cruz (Policy Associate) led the presentation of the key results on distance learning modalities, access to technology, experience with technology, remote teaching skills, approaches to remote education, and teacher well-being. Emily Beam led the discussion of the key policy recommendations and future directions to improve quality of learning and student engagement. The results of this study will provide inputs on how DepEd can support teachers in improving the implementation of distance-learning this school year. The meeting was hosted by the DepEd Policy Research and Development Division and attended by the Undersecretary for Planning Service and Field Operations as well as directors of various bureaus and divisions of the Department.
Online, Philippines
March 05, 2021
On February 24, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented in a webinar session entitled "Revisiting Fundamentals of M&E in the New Normal" for the 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation Forum organized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She discussed the importance of prioritizing M&E in this context, highlighting the use of CART principles, and how IPA is adapting to the changes in executing tasks needed for M&E in the new normal. For more information, see the event page on NEDA's website here.
Online, Philippines
February 24, 2021
On February 23, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) held the third webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them.
Webinar, United States
February 23, 2021
On February 18, IPA Philippines Country Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri presented in a webinar with 3ie, NEDA, and DFAT, as they shared what worked and how such partnerships can amplify evidence-informed decision-making, focussing primarily on the evaluation of livelihood programs.
Webinar, Philippines
February 18, 2021
On January 15, 2021, IPA launched our first-ever Consumer Protection Research Initiative Request for Proposals. To help researchers prepare proposals for the February 26th deadline, we hosted two identical Q&A sessions on February 10 & 11. At these sessions, we shared highlights from IPA’s consumer protection surveys in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
Online, United States
February 10, 2021, February 11, 2021
On February 10, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, and Princeton University held the first webinar in a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webinar, United States
February 10, 2021
Zambia meeting with Young1ove and Ministry of Education
On February 4, IPA Zambia and Young 1ove held a meeting with the Directorate of Open and Distance Education (DODE) at the Ministry of General Education. They discussed potential collaboration on the evaluation of a low-tech intervention that provides remedial lessons over the phone to primary school-age children from low-income families. The intervention seeks to address the learning loss from the six-month closure of schools in 2020 and the reduced school contact hours in 2021 imposed by the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. DODE has expressed the urgency of this project and the Ministry has stressed the need for accelerated learning to make up for the lost time. The Directorate pledged to provide resources including teachers and the use of their alternative learning platform to reach students.
Lusaka, Zambia
February 04, 2021