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.
February 19, 2016
External Coverage
Sierra Leone's Awoko news featured IPA's study there on how electoral debates influence voting, with a photo of PI Rachel Glennerseter. Read the full story below.
February 18, 2016
Announcement
The non-profit organization, which has already worked on 10 evaluations of this type in Colombia, will now collaborate with the Victims Unit thanks to this letter of intent. Bogota D.C.  February 12, 2016 Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Victims Unit will evaluate the basic humanitarian...
February 10, 2016
External Coverage
MarketWatch explores the relationship between taxes and charitable donations, and people's motivation for giving. They cite IPA's study with Dean Karlan and John List, which found that matching grants motivated people to give more, but the amount of the match did not matter.
February 10, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Hidden Brain social science research podcast looks at New Year's resolutions and how their intern might use them to quit smoking. They cite IPA's research on commitment devices in the Philippines in their review of the relevant research.
February 09, 2016
Press Release
February 9, 2016 (NEW HAVEN, CT) --- Innovations for Poverty Action announced today the beginning of a partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to translate research around the world into practical insights for financial service providers engaged with underserved consumers in the U.S. and Europe....
February 03, 2016
Media Coverage
The multi-billion youth programmes by the government and the private sector have had little impact on growing their income, economic researchers argued yesterday. The projects, whose roll out started in earnest in the last decade, have nonetheless improved their welfare through increased wages and...
January 29, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Hidden Brain podcast featured IPA Sierra Leone's project on reconciliation and forgiveness. PI Oeindrila Dube explains the RCT and potential hidden costs of programs such as this.
January 28, 2016
Announcement
TENDER NOTICE Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in conjunction with Save the Children International (SCI), is conducting a rigorous evaluation of a maternal cash transfer program in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. The program, named LEGACY (Learning, Evidence Generation, and Advocacy for Catalyzing...
January 05, 2016
Announcement
The Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Program at IPA is pleased to announce the 10th round of applications to its Competitive Research Fund on Entrepreneurship and SME Growth. The goal of this fund is to support innovative research that is in line with the Program’s objective to build a body of...
January 05, 2016
External Coverage
The World Economic Forum posted Annie Dulfo's giving tips on how emotions may get in the way of being the most effective charity giver and what you can do about it.
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...

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