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...
October 01, 2012
Media Coverage
DtW and Managing Director Alissa Fishbane are featured in the September 18, 2012 publication "Women Mean Business," distributed by The Times (UK). This case study (p. 13) highlights DtW's work in improving the health and education of children around the world, exemplifying a valuable cause for...
September 27, 2012
Announcement
A summary of the main questions and presentations from the SME day of the IPA Policy and Impact Conference in Bangkok, including a short discussion of the main barriers to growth for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in low- and middle-income countries and  how to design and target programs to...
September 14, 2012
Media Coverage
Markus Goldstein summarizes a new literature review by David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff that examines the evidence on business training programs, laying out the major findings of the evaluations, and provides insights into how to design evaluations around them. The paper can be found here.
September 13, 2012
Announcement
  IPA Research Affiliates Antoinette Schoar, Jonathan Zinman and Justine Hastings were appointed today to two newly-formed formed Advisory Boards of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Professors Schoar and Hastings will serve on the agency's Academic Research Council, a consultative...
September 10, 2012
Media Coverage
David McKenzie highlights work from the IPA Impact and Policy conference, including a presentation by Daniel Paravisini on his work on credit scoring, and makes the case that proof of concept studies are policy relevant. #ImpactandPolicyConf
September 07, 2012
Media Coverage
Lucia Sanchez discusses the main knowledge gaps when it comes to SMEs, as well as the role of the SME Initiative in addressing those gaps through supporting rigorous research and knowledge dissemination.
August 28, 2012
Announcement
        GLOBAL EXPERTS MEET IN BANGKOK TO ADDRESS WHAT WORKS TO COMBAT POVERTY For Immediate Release   Bangkok, August 28, 2012 - More than 250 researchers, policymakers and development practitioners will converge in Bangkok from August 30th - September 1st to share evidence and ideas about what...
August 15, 2012
Media Coverage
June 20, 2012
Media Coverage
A two-part blog post covering various studies aimed at measuring entrepreneurship in developing countries. Read Part I and Part II. 
June 19, 2012
Press Release
Innovations for Poverty Action and the Citi Foundation announced today the creation of the Citi - IPA Financial Capability Research Fund. The $3.4 million program focusing on emerging economies seeks to incubate, develop, and rigorously study products and product-linked interventions to improve the...
June 18, 2012
Press Release
For Immediate Release:Innovations for Poverty Action and the Citi Foundation Launch Fund to Create Evidence on Financial Capability (New Haven, CT & New York, NY - June 19, 2012) Innovations for Poverty Action and the Citi Foundation announced today the creation of the Citi IPA Financial...
June 13, 2012
Announcement
We are pleased to announce our FOURTH ROUND of Research Funding for Entrepreneurship and SME Growth. The goal of the fund is to support innovative research to build a systemic body of evidence on the contribution of SMEs and entrepreneurship to poverty alleviation and economic development. We hope...

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