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.
May 20, 2016
External Coverage
NPR's Planet Money podcast featured a full episode on an IPA's study which randomized a national competition in Nigeria giving away $58 million dollars to aspiring entrepreneurs. They speak with study author David McKenzie of the World Bank, IPA researcher Chris Blattman of Columbia University, and...
May 16, 2016
External Coverage
National Public Radio's flagship news program All Things Considered featured a story on IPA's study in Nigeria on spurring economic growth.
May 13, 2016
External Coverage
Reuters reports on the new research from IPA in Sierra Leone on community reconciliation after war came at a cost: While forgiveness toward perpetrators increased, the prevalence of severe trauma among the participants was more than a third higher than among those who didn't take part in the...
May 13, 2016
External Coverage
Pacific Standard  covers IPA's research on the benefits and tolls of post-war reconciliation in Sierra Leone.
May 13, 2016
External Coverage
Voice of America interviews IPA researcher Oeindrila Dube about the new research from Sierra Leone in Science and its implications for the design of post-war reconciliation programs. The story also appeared in the New Delhi Times.
May 13, 2016
External Coverage
Spain's El Economista covers the recent research from Sierra Leone on post-civil war reconciliation (link below), La Cuarta Columna also covered it here.
May 13, 2016
External Coverage
In the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Rachel Glennerster reviews what we know about how societies recover after war in light of IPA's new findings. She covers the new research, and why it's critical to understand how to heal societies after war.
May 12, 2016
Press Release
NEW HAVEN, May 13, 2016 — Civil wars divide nations along social, economic and political lines, often pitting neighbors against each other. In the aftermath of civil wars, many countries undertake truth and reconciliation efforts to restore social cohesion, but little has been known about whether...
May 03, 2016
Media Coverage
Annie Duflo speaks with Stephen Ladek on the Terms of Reference Podcast on the latest thinking in international development research.  They discuss how the evidence movement has affected policy, and how an idea goes from research to scale-up.
May 01, 2016
External Coverage
Dean Karlan was on the Business of Giving Radio show, speaking with host Denver Frederick about how to judge charities by measuring their impact. He discusses IPA's work, along with Impact Matters.
April 13, 2016
External Coverage
The Ghana Pulse reports on a talk by PI Slawa Rokicki presenting results from a study of sexual health education study. The study, conducted with high school senior girls around Accra found that a 3-month program regular SMS messages and quizzes about reproductive health improved knowledge on those...
April 08, 2016
Announcement
IPA would like to congratulate our founder, Yale University economist Dean Karlan, on being selected for the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship.  According to the foundation: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive...
March 30, 2016
Announcement
The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low income households in developing countries.  This call for...
March 23, 2016
External Coverage
Researcher Rodgers Naijuka of Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, discusses programs to help women entrepreneurs in that country, and IPA's findings on women-owned businesses.
March 16, 2016
External Coverage
IPA founder Dean Karlan writes in International Banker magazine about the future of finance for the unbanked and underbanked of the world. Using insights from IPA and other research, he discusses how behavioral research can help with innovative product design.
March 14, 2016
External Coverage
IPA founder Dean Karlan went on the Gov Innovator podcast to talk about RCTs. In this short interview with Andy Feldman, he goes over what RCTs are good for and how to use the right evaluation tool for the task at hand.
March 07, 2016
Announcement
IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations, learning not just whether programs work, but how they can work better. However, many organizations are not well-placed to engage in randomized evaluations. Either the timing for an impact evaluation is not right, resources or sample size are...
March 01, 2016
External Coverage
The New York Times Fixes column says "Ideas Help No One on a Shelf. Take Them to the World." It looks at what happened to IPA's RCT on HIV prevention for adolescent girls when it was scaled up by the non-profit Young1ove. Click below to read the story.
February 26, 2016
External Coverage
Policy writer Dylan Matthews of Vox implores "For the love of God, rich people, stop giving Stanford money." He explains why IPA is a sensible alternative to multi-billion dollar endowed institutions.

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