February 02, 2016
Media Coverage
IPA's executive director Annie Duflo and founder Dean Karlan write in the New York Times Sunday Review section about "What Data Can Do to Fight Poverty." They use examples from Uganda and Zambia to talk about how sometimes data leads us to different conclusions than our intuitions might.
January 29, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Hidden Brain podcast featured IPA Sierra Leone's project on reconciliation and forgiveness. PI Oeindrila Dube explains the RCT and potential hidden costs of programs such as this.
January 28, 2016
Announcement
TENDER NOTICE Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in conjunction with Save the Children International (SCI), is conducting a rigorous evaluation of a maternal cash transfer program in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. The program, named LEGACY (Learning, Evidence Generation, and Advocacy for Catalyzing...
January 05, 2016
Announcement
The Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Program at IPA is pleased to announce the 10th round of applications to its Competitive Research Fund on Entrepreneurship and SME Growth. The goal of this fund is to support innovative research that is in line with the Program’s objective to build a body of...
January 05, 2016
External Coverage
The World Economic Forum posted Annie Dulfo's giving tips on how emotions may get in the way of being the most effective charity giver and what you can do about it.
December 29, 2015
Media Coverage
IPA executive director, Annie Duflo, writing in Quartz, gives basic tips from behavioral research on how to be a better charity giver
December 22, 2015
External Coverage
IPA founder and president Dean Karlan, writing on the Council on Foreign Relations blog, examines what we've learned from the Millenium Development Goals, and what it means for the process of the Sustainable Development Goals. 
December 10, 2015
External Coverage
Pacific Standard Magazine, in a piece about the power of behavioral research to spur development, cited their top five papers in the area. Four of them were IPA studies: Helping farmers in Malawi save, SMS reminders for savings in three countries, small incentives for immunizations, and HIV...
December 09, 2015
External Coverage
Nate Silver’s data journalism site, FiveThirtyEight, used our results to point out why to trust data over fundraising brochures, with research on microloans led by IPA and our colleagues. Despite what the fundraisers suggest: None of the six studies found statistically significant increases in...
December 08, 2015
External Coverage
Charity expert Peter Singer and his organization, The Life You Can Save, which focuses on giving to the most effective causes, included IPA as one of their “Best Charities of 2016.” Some of the reasons we stood out to them: The quality of IPA's work stems from their emphasis on having experienced...
December 07, 2015
External Coverage
The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Investor featured a long piece titled “Don’t Let Your Charitable Donation go to Waste” about the importance of donors asking for evidence that a charity works before donating. They cite IPA’s work in the field, quoting investor (and IPA board member) Ben Appen...
December 06, 2015
Media Coverage
Vox recommended IPA it's roundup "These are the charities where your money will do the most good" because IPA is a meta-charity, a charity that improves how other charities work:  "If they can turn a dollar of donations into substantially more than a dollar of increased donations to effective...
November 19, 2015
External Coverage
The Economist discusses the urgency of good data for developing evidence-based policies to fight deforestation. They point out that while randomized controlled trials are the gold standard for evaluating programs, to date, the only such RCTs are IPA's with economist Kelsey Jack in Malawi and Zambia...
November 19, 2015
External Coverage
Stanford Social Innovation Review reports on IPA and our partners' six-country evaluation of the "graduation" approach to helping those who make under $1.25 a day. According to Harvard economist Michael Kremer  "...it’s very encouraging. We’re not going to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. But we...
November 16, 2015
Media Coverage
Mundo MyPE entrevistó a la doctora Oriana Ponta, Gerente de Programa de Pequeña y Mediana Empresa (PyME) de Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
November 14, 2015
Media Coverage
Cobertura de la Conferencia- Taller Internacional: “Evidencia para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa”
November 10, 2015
Media Coverage
Political debates are good even when they’re bad. Even when candidates are cringe-worthy, they’re cringe-worthy in public view. And voters learn about all the candidates, not just new ones. In the United States, for example, Hillary Clinton has been center stage in political life for 24 years....
November 06, 2015
Media Coverage
The New York times cites IPA's study in Nigeria on supurring business growth through competitions in connection with a program experimenting with a similar approach in Buffalo, New York.
November 03, 2015
Media Coverage
IPA founder Dean Karlan writes in Scientific American on The Way to Help the Poor. He reviews what we've learned from the research, how he got interested in poverty reesarch, and the latest promising findings.
November 03, 2015
External Coverage
The New York Times business columnist Eduardo Porter reviews research dispelling negative impacts of welfare payments to the poor. IPA's work is among the studies showing positive effects of cash transfers.

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