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
IPA, ProAntioquia, la Universidad EAFIT y UK Aid Direct compartirán resultados y recomendaciones de política del estudio Los Impactos de la Gobernanza Municipal Intensiva y la Organización Comunitaria en la Gobernanza de Pandillas en Medellín.
Online Webinar, Colombia
December 03, 2020
This second webinar in IPA's Consumer Protection Practitioner's Forum series shared research that provides evidence on the consumer protection issues most prevalent in mobile services, as well as the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on customer care.
Webinar, United States
November 25, 2020
On Wednesday, November 18, IPA took part in #INTERRUPTOR2020, an annual meeting organized by Colombia’s Office of the Attorney Inspector General (PGN) and their National Planning Department (DNP), with the support of IPA.
Online, Colombia
November 18, 2020
On November 18, 2020, IPA’s Peace & Recovery Program and J-PAL’s Crime and Violence Initiative held the first webinar in a series focused on showcasing emerging results from the first three years of our joint Governance, Crime, and Conflict Initiative (GCCI).
Webinar, United States
November 18, 2020
On November 5, this webinar on gender transformative finance across East and Southern Africa focused on unpacking effects and directions for new research.
Webinar, United States
November 05, 2020
IPA Philippines Senior Research Manager, Peter Srouji, presented IPA's evaluation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition at a knowledge-sharing forum organized by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) and the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO). The event was conducted in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), with high-level presenters who reacted to IPA's research from the Department of Health's National Nutrition Council, the Department of Science and Technology's Food and Nutrition Research Institute, and IDInsight. Senators of the Philippines and legislators of the lower house attended the forum virtually. The public attended via Facebook Live. This event was part of a series of knowledge-sharing forums to discuss the need for and the design of a National Evaluation Policy to be passed by the House of Representatives and the Philippines' Senate.
Online, Philippines
November 03, 2020
This webinar showcased six research studies, carried out in coordination in Brazil, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Malawi, and Nigeria, that assessed the role of information about the process of tax formalization—including costs and benefits—along with assistance and/or subsidies to reduce the cost to citizens. The event highlighted the integrated results from the studies along with actionable insights and policy recommendations.
Webinar, United States
October 30, 2020
On October 21, IPA Philippines presented the results of the first round of the Teacher Needs Assessment online survey to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials. Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri (Country Director, IPA Philippines) and Karisha Cruz (Policy Associate, IPA Philippines) led the presentation of the key results on access to technology, experience with using technology, remote teaching skills, plans for remote education, and teacher well-being. In support of the learning continuity plan of the Department, the study aims to determine the current capacities of teachers as well as assess the needs of teaching personnel in delivering effective remote instruction to DepEd learners. The first round of the online survey was conducted on August 19-28, prior to the opening of classes in basic education. The results of the survey would inform DepEd’s learning continuity plans and strategies on how to support teachers in distance learning this school year. The event was hosted by the Department of Education Policy Research and Development Division and attended by the Undersecretary for Planning Service and Field Operations, Directors of various bureaus and divisions of the Department, and DepEd central staff. For the next phase of the study, the team will be conducting qualitative interviews to gather more in-depth insights from teachers, phone surveys, and a second round of online surveys to understand the current capacities and needs of teachers now that classes in basic education schools have started.
Online, Philippines
October 21, 2020

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