July 20, 2017
Press Release
CREDIT: Megan Kearns [New Haven, CT – July 20, 2017] A new study finds that simply paying landowners in the developing world to not cut down trees can significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere. It may also be a very cost-effective way to help meet goals such as the Paris Accord targets...
July 05, 2017
Announcement
IPA is pleased to announce the appointment of our first Chief Research & Policy Officer, Imran Matin. This new role will be responsible for developing and leading IPA’s strategy to ensure relevant evidence is developed for and used by decision-makers and that IPA’s voice continues to lead...
May 15, 2017
Announcement
MineduLAB has launched its Third Innovation Window, a call for proposals to identify low-cost innovations that can be evaluated using experimental methods and administrative data from the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu). Application materials should be submitted by May 31, 2017. MineduLAB...
May 11, 2017
Announcement
  A group of leading organizations from the behavioral science community today launched the Behavioral Evidence Hub, a comprehensive resource that brings together some of the world’s most promising innovative solutions into a single tool, putting them within easy reach of all those working to...
May 10, 2017
Media Coverage
Tina Rosenberg speaks to IPA board member Tavneet Suri, about her work with William Jack and IPA in Kenya on the long-term effects of mobile money in alleviating poverty.
May 08, 2017
Press Release
New Haven, CT May 8 - Savings groups popular in rural areas of developing countries – in which people pool money for saving and borrowing – empower women, increase business investment, and provide greater access to financial services, according to a new three-country study released in Proceedings...
April 27, 2017
Media Coverage
Chris Blattman and Stefan Dercon wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about the unexpected results from a study we worked on with them in Ethiopia. Together, we tested the conventional wisdom about how factory jobs help bring workers out of poverty, but as they explain: “Little did we anticipate...
April 15, 2017
Media Coverage
In this article, Demand talks with Rachel Steinacher about IPA’s WASH study in Kenya, and chronicles the engineering process that went into testing, developing, and implementing an effective handwashing product. "Highly specific project briefs sometimes make assumptions about user needs, which goes...
April 12, 2017
Media Coverage
This episode of Freakonomics Radio asks several prominent economists, “What if we could reboot the planet and create new systems and institutions from scratch, would they be any better than what we’ve blundered our way into through trial and error?” 
April 05, 2017
Media Coverage
GhanaWeb has a recap of the recent large Ghana Education Evidence Summit, where a number of stakeholders gathered to discuss evidence-based education solutions. Read the full article below, or find more about the conference here.
March 27, 2017
Media Coverage
The U.S. News & World Report discusses IPA's behavioral science research and RCT studies that are being conducted throughout Kenya. From the article: Thanks to IPA and outfits like it, the next frontier for nudge theory is being developed in the developing world itself. The epicenter is Kenya...
March 14, 2017
Media Coverage
PI Chris Blattman published an open letter to Bill Gates in Vox.com, citing several IPA studies. Gates has a plan to boost chicken ownership in sub-Saharan Africa from five to 30 percent. But we know from rigorous randomized controlled trials that cash is cheap, effective, and easy to deliver....
March 13, 2017
Media Coverage
IPA Founder and President Dean Karlan headlined the cover of the Seychelle's Nation Newspaper, speaking at a conference about SME's role in development.    
March 11, 2017
Media Coverage
Among Southeast Asian Countries, Myanmar suffers particularly from flooding, cyclones, and landslides. For low-income populations, these natural disasters can be especially devastating, leading to child malnutrition and unsanitary conditions. Intellasia reports on how IPA Myanmar is partnering with...
March 06, 2017
Media Coverage
The "hunger season," after last season's harvest has run out but before the new one has come in, is an annual problem in many farming communities. The Financial Times reports on IPAs successful test of an idea to incentivize family members to look for temporary work in the city to support their...
March 01, 2017
Media Coverage
For households with latrines in many low-income households, finding an affordable provider to remove the waste in a sanitary way can be difficult. AllAfrica reports on a new program tested by IPA in Senegal to improve sanitation for households there.
February 27, 2017
Announcement
On February 27, IPA Ghana signed an MOU with the Ghana Education Service (GES), the government division responsible for Ghana’s pre-tertiary education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary schooling). Through this MOU, GES and IPA aim to: Be thought partners in developing rigorous evaluations of...
February 24, 2017
Media Coverage
This weekend's The New York Times Magazine on The Future of Work has a featured profile on GiveDirectly and the organization's quest to "show the world that a basic income is a cheap, scalable way to aid the poorest people on the planet." Read more about IPA's work with GiveDirectly and cash...
February 19, 2017
Media Coverage
In this episode of the Finding Impact podcast, Liz Jarman talks about how to motivate a network of community health workers and cites an IPA study, whilst ensuring real-time performance management through their health mobile phone app.
January 24, 2017
Media Coverage
Colombia’s largest newspaper, El Tiempo, reports on an IPA study in Bogotá. The study is the largest RCT of its kind, and shows that hotspot policing and municipal services can reduce crime. [In Spanish] El periódico más grande de Colombia, El Tiempo, informa sobre una evaluación de IPA en Bogotá....

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