Online, United States
October 05, 2020, October 06, 2020, October 08, 2020

On October 5-6, IPA joined a virtual conference hosted by on “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?” convening hundreds of social protection experts and practitioners for three days of sharing experiences, peer-to-peer learning, and discussions about creative solutions for inclusive public policies. Kate Glynn-Broderick, Associate D
Webinar, United States
July 14, 2020

This webinar is part of IPA's RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South. Together with our partners, we are using this series to rapidly share what we are learning with the policy and research community to support evidence-informed response efforts. More information about other events in the series is available here.
Webinar, United States
June 11, 2020 - April 29, 2021

COVID-19’s wide-ranging health and economic impacts have permeated across the world, and much of the research community has pivoted to respond. At IPA, we have launched a major effort—Research for Effective COVID-19 responses, or RECOVR, to support immediate response efforts and provide evidence to decision-makers working to mitigate the impacts of the crisis in the 22 countries where we work.
Online, Myanmar
June 05, 2020

On June 5, IPA Myanmar shared results of a study on maternal cash transfers as part of Centers for Learning Evaluations and Results (CLEAR)'s online gLocal Evaluation Week.
IPA Côte d'Ivoire signs MoU with DGE
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
May 29, 2020

On May 29, IPA Côte d'Ivoire and the Direction Générale de l'Emploi (DGE) of the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement specifies how IPA will assist the Ministry with a special focus on the most vulnerable populations (youth, entrepreneurs in the informal sector, workers with handicaps, women, etc.). IPA and the Ministry have been forming this partnership for over a year and are particularly interested in conducting policy-relevant research.
Webinar, United States
April 30, 2020

Youth employment has important implications for future economic growth, development, and stability. Globally, youth are unemployed at a rate three times higher than that of adults, with some countries facing even more acute youth underemployment crises.1 How can we effectively create employment opportunities for young people?
Youth Employment Workshop
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
March 03, 2020 - March 05, 2020

This workshop was organized by the Decent Jobs for Youth initiative in partnership with IPA, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The aim of this workshop was to increase the quality of robust evidence on what works concerning youth employment projects in the Sahel region. The science behind impact evaluations is key in creating more robust evidence.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 04, 2020

On February 4, the Vice-Presidency of the Dominican Republic through the Cabinet for Coordination for Social Policy (GCPS), celebrated the first "Forum for the Design of Public Policy Based on Evidence." The event gathered policymakers in the social protection sector and aimed to identify areas of research needs within six broad policy areas: education, early childhood development, health, intimate partner violence, financial inclusion, and youth employment.
Webinar, United States
January 16, 2020

How do we give youth the skills to succeed in life? It’s a universal question, but one that has particular relevance in sub-Saharan Africa, where high school graduates face very limited formal job opportunities and often aren’t equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Women face particular challenges in the educational, economic, and social spheres. One way to address these challenges may be to teach students the hard and soft skills required to be successful in their future work and lives.
Myanmar Maternal Cash Transfer RCT Workshop
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
November 25, 2019

On November 25, IPA Myanmar presented at a workshop discussing the findings from the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of the Maternal and Child Cash Transfer (MCCT) program by Save the Children in Myanmar's Central Dry Zone.
Training on youth program evaluations in the Sahel
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
November 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019

From November 18-22, IPA co-organized a training on the evaluation of youth employment programs, bringing together policymakers, researchers, technical experts, donors, and implementing organizations to foster conversations around the evaluation of youth employment interventions and the implications on policy and programming. Attendees participated in sessions that discussed planning and managing research projects and building strong partnerships between researchers and policymakers to co-create evidence. Presentations  
Accra, Ghana
June 27, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, Dr. Angela Ofori-Atta, Prof. Dean Karlan, and Prof.
Washington, DC, United States
May 15, 2019

On Wednesday, May 15, during the Child Labor Coalition's quarterly meeting, Dr.
Washington, DC, United States
March 19, 2019

On March 19, IPA presented along with Women for Women International at the Center for Global Development on key lessons from evaluating the impact of graduation programs on the lives of ultra-poor women.