The IPA Blog


The Pros and Cons of Understandable Research

Oct 22/12 | From the blog
by Scott Guggenheim
Editor’s note: Scott Guggenheim is a Social Policy Adviser at AusAID and participated in the Post-Conflict recovery panel at the Impact and Policy Conference held in Bangkok.

Economic Conditions, Political Institutions, and Conflict

Oct 16/12 | From the blog
by Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard Business School
Editors note: Lakshmi Iyer is Associate Professor of Business Administration, and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. In our continuing series, she discusses her presentation from our Impact and Policy Conference.

Harnessing Market Forces to Fight Fake Drugs

Oct 05/12 | From the blog
by David Yanagizawa-Drott
Editor's Note: David Yanagizawa-Drott is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  In this guest post he talks here about his research presented recently at our Impact and Policy Conference.

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:
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