June 05, 2013
Media Coverage
IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Bloomberg Businessweek. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.
June 04, 2013
Media Coverage
IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Forbes. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.
June 03, 2013
Media Coverage
IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Foreign Policy. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.
June 03, 2013
Media Coverage
IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Slate. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.
May 20, 2013
Media Coverage
Mexico's El Economista discusses our study on the impact of lowering interest rates for microloans in Mexico (article in Spanish).
May 20, 2013
Media Coverage
The Economist wrote about IPA's recently released studies on interest rate sensitivity and the impact of microcredit on women with Mexican microfinance bank Compartamos Banco.
May 14, 2013
Press Release
For Immediate Release Contact: Jeffrey Mosenkis  press@poverty-action.org 203-772-2216   NEW HAVEN, CT  - Speaking at an event in Mexico City, Yale University economist Dean Karlan released the findings of two new studies examining microcredit loans for women in Mexico.  Microcredit is the...
May 08, 2013
Media Coverage
Joshua Keating at Foreign Policy discusses IPA's newly released findings from the WINGS study, which explores how to help women become entrepreneurs in post-war northern Uganda, here.  
April 30, 2013
Media Coverage
Over the past decade, governments and institutions the world over have spent roughly $9 billion annually to combat public health scourges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and waterborne illnesses. Yet more than 13 million people die each year, mostly in developing countries, from medical conditions for...
April 25, 2013
Announcement
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) have signed an agreement to establish a High-Growth Entrepreneurship Research Fund. The fund will support studies focused on growth of small and medium...
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...

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