IPA is undertaking a research study with the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) to assess the returns to socio-emotional skills training for people working in the agri-
business sector. IPA and GIL will work with the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development to carry out a randomized control trail across six states to increase the understanding of how to effectively deliver these skills and in turn impact individuals earnings, employment, and entrepreneurship.
This study will contribute to a larger research program studying the impacts socio-emotional skills in a range of populations and contexts.
The Senior Research Associate will work closely with leading researchers and other field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to : coordinating research plans with project partners, piloting survey questionnaires, conducting qualitative research, refining study design and surveying instruments, managing survey teams, negotiating contracts with survey firms, cleaning and analyzing data, assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, and coordinating with local partners running the programs being evaluated.
correcting the errors of staff iteratively to ensure the data is of the highest quality
Additional desired qualifications :
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-
makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world.
Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries.
This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.
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