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.
November 21, 2016
Media Coverage
Stanford Social Innovation Review Senior Editor Michael Slind sits down with IPA President Dean Karlan to ask three questions about poverty. Watch the interview below:
November 08, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Global Health team Goats and Soda asked readers to vote on what question they wanted answered most, and they chose "Can Microloans Lift Women out of Poverty?" They speak to IPA founder Dean Karlan and a number of IPA-affiliated researchers to answer the question, summarized in our brief Where...
October 31, 2016
Media Coverage
Researchers who conducted randomized controlled studies in several countries began to question the effects of micro lending in raising the economic fortunes of the poor. While the loans increased business starts for those without business to begin with, for those already in business the impact has...
October 18, 2016
Media Coverage
Bloomberg has an in-depth look at IPA's work using behavrioal economics to encourage Americans in the cash economy to start saving. It's a frank look at the promise and difficulties of new field research.
October 17, 2016
Media Coverage
Significant evidence so far points to the success of graduation style programs to get people out of poverty. These programs help the poorest “graduate” from destitution into sustainable livelihoods, largely by fostering self-dependence and resilience before disaster hits. In 2015 the Consulting...
October 08, 2016
Media Coverage
Getting a microloan is far easier than getting a bank loan. But in east Africa many people have access to an even easier source of credit. It takes just a few taps on a phone to obtain a short-term loan, which will arrive in a mobile-money account almost immediately. It is an exciting, scary...
October 07, 2016
Media Coverage
They don’t call economics the dismal science for nothing. A study of Ethiopian workers released last week by the US National Bureau of Economics Research found low-wage factories—often known as sweatshops— were dangerous, undesirable and paid even less than self-employment in the informal sector....
October 06, 2016
Media Coverage
The Economist talks about IPA's work in microcredit, flexible repayment loans, and ultra-poor graduation studies.
October 06, 2016
Media Coverage
The theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2016, is “Make Handwashing a Habit!” In places without access to piped water, new products and technologies are needed to make handwashing with soap convenient enough to become a habit. Handwashing with soap is a powerful weapon against...
October 05, 2016
Media Coverage
For the 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2 per day, shocks such as illness, crop failures, livestock deaths, farming-equipment breakdowns and even wedding or funeral expenses can be enough to tip them, their families, or even an entire community below the poverty line. A major challenge...
September 29, 2016
Media Coverage
In the past several decades, manufacturing jobs have fled the developed world for the developing world. Obviously, that’s profoundly reshaped the economies of developing countries like China and Bangladesh. But what does that mean for the ordinary people who are doing the work — often for...
September 27, 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...
September 26, 2016
Press Release
    New Haven, September 26, 2016 - A new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research today looked at the impacts of taking a factory or industrial farm job on young workers in Ethiopia, and found that these industrial jobs gave unemployed people a steady income, but this came...
September 23, 2016
Media Coverage
Brown University news site highlights the IPA study The Role of Fees and Information in Healthcare Decisions in Mali, which tested the theory that subsidies for health care are likely to cause overuse of medical care or unnecessary clinic visits that waste precious medical resources.
September 21, 2016
Media Coverage
IPA researcher Sharon Wolf, whose research with IPA involves improving early childhood education Ghana and Kenya, is profiled by the University of Pennsylvania.
September 09, 2016
Media Coverage
There are many stories about why children fail to enter, attend, or complete schooling, in places like Liberia. Tricia Koroknay-Palicz examines this issue through an impact evaluation of the International Rescue Committee’s Sisters of Success (SOS) program, in Monrovia Liberia.
September 08, 2016
Media Coverage
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs website has a feature story on IPA Researcher Christopher Neilson (Princeton University) and his work on the Peruvian MineduLAB, a new lab for education policy housed within a governmental ministry, together with IPA and J-PAL.
September 07, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Planet Money talks with IPA's Lindsey Shaughnessy, and researchers Dean Karlan and Chris Udry of Yale about IPA's research in Ghana uncovering why farmers don't invest more in their field. Here's the full episode "The Risk Farmers" and the shorter version from Morning Edition
September 07, 2016
Press Release
WASHINGTON, September 7, 2016—Grameen Foundation and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) are pleased to announce a new model for managing the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®), a poverty measurement tool used by nearly 500 organizations around the world.  The new model creates the PPI Alliance...

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