April 15, 2013
Media Coverage
Roughly two billion people in the world live on $2 a day or less. Of these a staggering 50 per cent are estimated to be micro entrepreneurs, running a small business to make ends meet but employing only a handful of people. If just a small proportion of these entrepreneurs were encouraged to grow...
April 03, 2013
Media Coverage
    IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo is profiled in The Guardian's "View From The Top” series, which interviews prominent leaders from the global development world about their views on leadership and development.
March 18, 2013
Media Coverage
IPA founder and President Dean Karlan is quoted in a story about the rise of microsavings, programs which allow the poor to build up savings by depositing small amounts at a time.   
February 26, 2013
Announcement
The Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative is pleased to announce that it is now accepting a FIFTH ROUND of applications for it 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 initiative's...
February 14, 2013
Media Coverage
Writing in the UK's The Independent newspaper, Memphis Barker discusses the rise of the evidence-based development movement. Referencing Bill Gates' recent op-ed he says: Gates writes in his op-ed of how, “if I could wave a wand, I'd love to have a way to measure how exposure to risks like...
January 08, 2013
Media Coverage
Making a New Year's resolution is easy. Keeping one isn't. When it comes to losing weight or quitting smoking, a commitment contract, wherein one publicly agrees to achieve a certain goal, can help. The commitment contract is based on two well-known principles of behavioral economics: 1) People don...
December 26, 2012
Media Coverage
The Washington Post Business Section's Wonkblog gives readers tips for holiday giving this year, and focuses on organizations like IPA and J-PAL that add value by increasing the public and policy-maker's understanding of what works.  As they say: If one of the essential features of good charities...
December 20, 2012
Media Coverage
  New York's Daily News featured our U.S. Household Finance Initiative partner, Spring Bank, which is opening a branch in Harlem specifically targeting the underbanked.  As the story explains:   Five years ago, CheckSpring launched its first branch in the South Bronx with a unique concept. The...
December 12, 2012
Media Coverage
Our founder and president, Dean Karlan, spoke recently at the PopTech gathering of innovative thinkers. He gave a wide ranging talk on how we talk and think about credit, debt, and poverty in the developing world.  
December 12, 2012
Media Coverage
Writing in an op-ed in the Washington Post, policy reporter Dylan Matthews wonders why IPA and J-PAL-style research isn't a routine part of US policy-making:   Each year, hundreds of carefully controlled, double-blind studies are done to learn whether a given pill is better than a placebo or...
November 28, 2012
Media Coverage
The President of the Citi Foundation discusses the foundation's work in the areas of financial inclusion and financial capability, which includes research partnerships with organizations like the Center for Financial Services Innovation and Innovations for Poverty Action.
November 06, 2012
Media Coverage
  Aishwarya Ratan, Director of the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative, at PopTech discussing how we can ensure that the financial products, services, and tools available to the poor to manage and grow their money are affordable, efficient, secure and welfare-enhancing.  
November 01, 2012
Announcement
  We are very excited to announce that our Dispensers for Safe Water initiative has been awarded the Stone Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Water. The prize was awarded by the Stone Family Foundation as the outcome of a competition which began in May. An astounding 175 water initiatives...
October 23, 2012
Media Coverage
Given that evaluations of business training programs targeting female subsistence entrepreneurs have shown mixed results, David McKenzie asks if training programs aimed at improving business skills are worth the cost if entrepreneurs are constrained by underlying production technology. He posits...
October 16, 2012
Media Coverage
  IPA president and founder Dean Karlan, along with Global Financial Inclusion Initiative Director and 2012 Pop Tech fellow Aishwarya Ratan will be speaking this Saturday at the Pop Tech conference. This gathering of notable speakers will focus on the resilience theme, and you can check out the...
October 16, 2012
Media Coverage
On October 9, 2012, PRI's The World featured Deworm the World's efforts to conduct a worm prevalence survey in Rajasthan, India - an important step toward the launch of a statewide school-based deworming program.
October 16, 2012
Media Coverage
On October 13, The Hindu profiled Rajasthan's statewide school-based deworming efforts in advance of program rollout on October 15. The deworming program, which targets 16 million school-age and preschool children, is being carried out jointly by the state departments of Education, Health, and...
October 10, 2012
Media Coverage
Esther Duflo, co-founder of the MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and DtW Board Member, was a featured guest on KQED's “Forum” in San Francisco on August 13, 2012 where she discussed her prominent work identifying, through randomized...
October 04, 2012
Media Coverage
Dean Karlan discusses the new Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund, sponsored by the Citi Foundation, and his work on finding strategies to improve the financial capability of low and moderate-income individuals across the world.
October 03, 2012
Media Coverage
  IPA's Jeff Mosenkis recently co-authored a piece with Caroline Fiennes for the U.K. philanthropy and social investment magazine, Alliance.  The piece was part of a special issue devoted to what data can do for philanthropy (PDF here). Using the Teacher's Community Assistant Initiative as an...

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