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3ie-LIDC Seminar Series: Doing and using Impact Evaluations: Example from a Large Scale experiment in Ghana

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30

Speaker: Annie Duflo, Exectuive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).

About the speaker:

Annie Duflo is the Executive Director of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a non-profit organisation dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. In partnership with academics from top universities and NGOs or governments around the world, IPA identifies or designs innovative programmes, and rigorously evaluates them, normally through randomized control trials.  IPA has worked in many sectors (health, education, governance, water etc.) and in more than 50 countries.

About the seminar:

When and where does it make sense to evaluate the impact of development programmes? How can we design impact evaluations as a learning tool to help us make better decisions? How can results from one context be used elsewhere? 
This event hosted by 3ie and LIDC explored these questions. 
In this talk, Annie explored these questions though IPA's experience with a real programme that aims to improve the learning levels of children in early grades. Evaluation results from India and Kenya showed that targeting instruction at the child’s level improves learning, for example, by deploying teaching assistants drawn from the community to teach remedial classes. Together with the Ghanaian government and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, IPA is working to determine the most effective way(s) to implement these lessons in this new context.  
This seminar is part of the 3ie-LIDC Seminar Series 'What works in international development'. 

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