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Nudging Into Savings

Sep 21/12 | From the blog
by Rebecca Rouse
 

Back to School for Proven Impact on Three Continents

Sep 21/12 | From the blog
by Zachary Groff
 
All the kids are back in school, and Students for Proven Impact (SPI) is poised for a big year around the world, with chapters already running at full speed at Yale University, St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, and the University of Ghana. New SPI chapters will also start up this year at Baylor University, Bryant University, Haverford College, and Pomona College.
 

Some highlights from the IPA Impact and Policy Conference + is proof of concept policy relevant?

Sep 10/12 | From the blog
by David McKenzie
 
This blog post was originally posted on the World Bank Development Impact Blog. Click here to see the full post.
 

Interview with Lucia Sanchez, SME Initiative Director

Sep 07/12 | From the blog
by Jeff Mosenkis
 
The Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Forum has an interview with our own Lucia Sanchez, director of IPA's Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Initiative. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) run by entrepreneurs have the power to grow developing economies, but often fail to achieve their economic potential. Lucia explains why IPA’s work in this area is important for overcoming obstacles to growth and opportunity:
 

Moving Beyond Access for Meaningful Financial Inclusion: Targeting investments to improve financial capability

Sep 04/12 | From the blog
by Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan and Beniamino Savonitto
 
This blog post was originally posted on the Next Billion Blog.
 

Happiness Up, Poverty Down

Aug 31/12 | From the blog
by Dean Karlan
 
This blog was originally posted on the CGAP Microfinance Blog. Click here to see the full post.
 

Research Discussion on "Nudging Farmers to use Fertilizer" in Malawi

Aug 29/12 | From the blog
by Rachel Levenson
On a recent sunny Friday in Lilongwe, IPA Malawi hosted its first Research Discussion. These events provide policy-makers and practitioners with a forum to discuss IPA research projects, research findings, and other poverty research-related issues in Malawi.

Consider the Debit Card

Aug 23/12 | From the blog
by Rohit Naimpally

In order to improve the relevance and accessibility of its research for policy-makers and practitioners, IPA conducts some of its research in a series of focused portfolios of thematically linked research initiatives. One such initiative is the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative, which broadly seeks to identify ways to help individuals manage their finances.

Insuring a Better Crop

Aug 17/12 | From the blog
by Jeff Mosenkis

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