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
To support the Department of Education (DepEd) in institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for its programs and policies, IPA Philippines partnered with the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) to conduct a virtual M&E Capacity Building (CapB) Program from February 2 until March 12. The M&E CapB Program aims to build the capacities of the DepEd M&E personnel and program owners in establishing their respective M&E plans. The DepEd PRD led Session 1 on Importance of M&E in Basic Education while IPA led the sessions on Introduction to M&E, Introduction to Theory of Change, Critical Role of Assumptions, and Identifying Indicators. More than 60 participants from the DepEd regional and school division offices across all 17 regions completed the program. Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri (IPA Philippines Country Director), Rene Marlon Panti (Senior Research Associate), and Karisha Anne Cruz (Policy Associate) spoke at the event.
Webinar, Philippines
February 02, 2021 - March 12, 2021
Logos for the Center for Global Development and Innovations for Poverty Action side by side
This event, co-hosted by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), explored questions about what good partnerships between researchers and policymakers look like—and the role of donors in supporting them.
Webinar, United States
January 14, 2021
This webinar shared findings from three evaluations that assess the impacts of cash transfers on recipients’ socioeconomic well-being in Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, and Malawi within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar, United States
December 18, 2020
This webinar will present findings from one of the first randomized evaluations of a digital cash transfer program during the pandemic, the case of the VAT Compensation program in Colombia.
Webinar, United States
December 15, 2020
This third webinar in IPA's Consumer Protection Practitioner's Forum series shared research on black-box algorithms in the context of financial services.
Webinar, United States
December 09, 2020
On December 7, IPA, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) held the second 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
December 07, 2020
This two-day virtual conference on December 3-4, 2020 covered the latest findings in research on multifaceted poverty reduction programs.
Online, United States
December 03, 2020 - December 04, 2020