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
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 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 16, 2015
Media Coverage
Peru’s Mundo MyPE, a journal aimed at Peru’s small business sector, interviewed Oriana Ponta, Program Manager of IPA’s Small & Medium Enterprises Program. Oriana discussed IPA and J-PAL’s efforts to share evidence about programs that help small businesses grow, as well as partnerships with...
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.
November 02, 2015
Media Coverage
A rigorous set of studies published in January has helped to more firmly establish microcredit’s limitations. A team of leading microfinance academics from Yale, Dartmouth, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology compared the gains in living standards among borrowers in Bosnia and Herzegovina...
October 29, 2015
Media Coverage
Over the last two decades, near universal access to primary schooling has been achieved in Ghana. Access at the secondary level has also improved, but secondary school is much more expensive, both for families and for the Government. Policymakers are now confronted with the next question: what, if...
October 23, 2015
Media Coverage
For many residents, mechanized removal of waste, which costs more than double the price of manual emptying, is too expensive in a country where most people scrape by on less than $3 a day. In one of the first projects of its kind in Africa, Senegal's government and charitable organizations are...
October 17, 2015
Media Coverage
On a stormy day in Dakar, Tina Gomis, a local woman in Sicap Mbao, laughs at the idea of selling her own excrement to the government. But this may soon become a reality in a city with a reputation for terrible waste management. A pioneering SMS service and waste treatment system is dramatically...
October 13, 2015
External Coverage
Quartz has the story on an IPA small and medium enterprise study in Nigeria with David McKenzie of the World Bank. The study, looking at ways to spur business growth and hiring, gave away $50,000 to aspiring and current business owners in a national competition, and was extremely successful at...

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