June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for Foreign Policy, researcher Mushfiq Mobarak discusses the implications of COVID-19 lockdowns for regions in which households commonly use seasonal migration to weather agricultural lean seasons. The article references findings from prior research with IPA on seasonal migration in...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, IPA's Director of Financial Inclusion Rebecca Rouse and researcher Farah Said discuss the threat that COVID-19 poses to Pakistan's microfinance sector. The op-ed draws on findings from an IPA-funded study in which Said and her co-researchers surveyed microenterprise...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In a piece discussing COVID-19 and the risks of violent conflict, The Economist cites IPA research with Mushfiq Mobarak, C. Austin Davis, and Paula Lopez Peña in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh, which found that COVID-19 symptoms were prevalent among Rohingya refugees. More information about...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
The Economist recently published an article on the prospects for growth in the manufacturing sector in Africa. The article cites IPA research with Chris Blattman, Stefan Dercon, and Simon Franklin which found that the majority of workers offered a factory job in Ethiopia quit after one year. 
June 25, 2020
Media Coverage
Burkina Faso's L'Economiste Du Faso profiles an IPA study in Côte d’Ivoire with Guilherme Lichand and Sharon Wolf on using SMS messages to improve outcomes in education.
May 28, 2020
Media Coverage
Local news outlet Frat Mat features results from an IPA study with Guilherme Lichand and Sharon Wolf on the impact of text and audio messages on student learning outcomes, parental engagement, and teacher professional outcomes in Côte d’Ivoire.
May 27, 2020
Media Coverage
60 Decibels, a lean data group launched by Acumen, present their findings in Pioneers Post, including on the usefulness of the Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) for rapid measurement of Kenyan farmer's poverty rates at different times during the growing season.
May 27, 2020
Media Coverage
The Atlantic and The Economist cover the impact of COVID-19 in developing countries, mentioning IPA Bangladesh's work using phone surveys to reduce risk and raise awareness and research on the Rohingya refugee's increased vulnerability.
May 27, 2020
Media Coverage
Yale News covers Professor Mushfiq Mobarak's work with IPA and others to measure and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
April 28, 2020
Media Coverage
In an interview with the Dhaka Tribune, Mushfiq Mobarak shares why he believes developing countries like Bangladesh may need different COVID-19 response measures than those in high-income countries. He also discusses ongoing work to repurpose IPA Bangalesh's research infrastructure to collect data...
April 28, 2020
Media Coverage
Yale researchers Mushfiq Mobarak and Zachary Barnett-Howell argue in their Foreign Policy op-ed that social distancing may do more harm than good in low-income countries due to "demographic composition, the source of people’s livelihoods, and institutional capacity." They cite IPA's ongoing work in...
March 27, 2020
Media Coverage
On the Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog, Ruth Levine writes on the need for global research funders to allow organizations full flexibility to respond quickly and responsibly to the coronavirus pandemic. Levine rallies for funders to loosen and eliminate funding restrictions, make...
March 26, 2020
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for The New York Times, Oeindrila Dube and Katherine Baicker discuss how lessons from the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa can be applied in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors discuss Dube's IPA study, coauthored with Darin Christensen, Johannes Haushofer, Bilal Siddiqi...
March 18, 2020
Media Coverage
In The Washington Post, IPA Founder Dean Karlan and board member Susan Athey discuss how to help the economically disadvantaged during the coronavirus outbreak, including by supporting the IPA-evaluated organization GiveDirectly.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Abidjan.net recaps an IPA co-organized workshop discussing opportunities to partner on impact evaluations on youth employment projects in the Sahel region.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Fratmat reports on a workshop event co-organized by IPA focused on partnerships for impact evaluations of youth employment projects in the Sahel.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Linfodrome writes on a local IPA-organized workshop on partnerships for youth employment projects in the Sahel.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Boris Bulayev, Meghan Mahoney, and Hannah Ornas of Uganda's Educate! program, which trains secondary school students in entrepreneurship and a range of soft-skills, write on the Brookings Institution's blog about their evaluation with IPA. The study found that female Educate! graduates were more...
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Kenya's The Standard reports on a new IPA-funded study with the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and Financial Sector Deepening (FSD-Kenya) to address common digital credit market and consumer protection issues.
February 25, 2020
Media Coverage
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews Esther Duflo on the broader significance of her Nobel win (as the second woman and youngest person to win the Nobel Prize in Economics), the state of global poverty and use of randomized controlled trials, and her work researching effective solutions to reduce...

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