October 08, 2011
Media Coverage
Sick children are not as able to learn in school as their healthy classmates. For millions of children across the world this illness is caused by intestinal worms. These parasitic worms can cause cause anaemia, stunted growth, lethargy, impaired...
October 07, 2011
Announcement
MIT Professor Kristin Forbes admits she once wondered if economics was "all about doing proofs in an ivory tower.” Now, as a founder of Deworm the World, she has seen firsthand "the power of good economics to improve the lives of millions.”
October 03, 2011
Press Release
Patna, India: Over 17 million children in the Indian state of Bihar were provided with deworming treatment as part of one of the largest school-based deworming efforts ever conducted in the world. The announcement was made by Mr. Rajesh Bhushan, the State Project Director of the Bihar Education...
September 27, 2011
Media Coverage
Just as modern medicine has (largely) accepted that progress depends on evidence of what works, so should modern government and the rest of the public services. — Paul Johnson (Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
September 26, 2011
Media Coverage
No puede decirse que Dean Karlan esté gordito. En absoluto. No es Matthew McConaughey, pero no puede decirse que esté gordito. Entiéndanme: no es que someta a mis entrevistados a un control de masa corporal, pero en el caso de Karlan tiene cierta relevancia científica. Karlan es uno de esos...
September 26, 2011
Media Coverage
Dean Karlan sabe demasiado de lucha contra la miseria como para dejar espacio en sus tesis a eslóganes facilones o maximalistas. El catedrático, considerado uno de los grandes expertos mundiales en desarrollo económico, contesta con un cortante "no" a la pregunta sobre si algún día será...
September 16, 2011
Media Coverage
Nicholas Kristof writes for the New York Times:  "Careful research by Professor Esther Duflo of M.I.T. and other economists suggests that microfinance can chip away at poverty but is not a panacea."
September 13, 2011
Media Coverage
Our Agricultural Insurance product for farmers in Northern Ghana featured in the Daily Graphic.Â
September 09, 2011
Announcement
Tuesday 13 September sees the launch of the UK NTD Coalition which aims to promote awareness and action on NTDs by bringing together UK organisations and policy makers. To mark this special occasion the British Parliament is holding a...
September 09, 2011
Media Coverage
Rebecca Rouse, Project Coordinator for IPA's US Household Finance Initiative speaks to the Chicago Tribune about our commitment savings work in the USA.
September 04, 2011
Media Coverage
Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was in Calcutta recently. The Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave a talk on his book Poor Economics - co-authored with fellow MIT professor Esther Duflo - at a programme in Bengal Club in...
September 03, 2011
Announcement
Aishwarya Ratan, Director of the Microsavings & Payments Innovation Initiative at IPA and Yale, has been named one of 35 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review. Before coming to New Haven, Aishwarya developed a technology for converting paper records into digital in realtime for...
August 30, 2011
Media Coverage
Africa's MFI performance, despite low population density and high operating costs, is competitive and it leads the world in savings mobilisations, according to the African Development Bank. Yet access to formal finance is still low, says Beniamino Savonitto, project director at Innovations for...
August 27, 2011
Media Coverage
Government programs funded by higher tax revenue are needed in developing countries such as India to open up opportunities for the poor, economist Esther Duflo said in a paper presented at the Federal Reserve's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
August 23, 2011
External Coverage
August 21, 2011
Media Coverage
The Independent newspaper names Poor Economics one of its Ten Best Finance Books.
August 16, 2011
Announcement
The US Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for financial institutions to collaborate with IPA as part of its Financial Products Innovation Fund.  USHFI is seeking to collaborate with financial institutions on...
August 12, 2011
Media Coverage
Rajasthan is India's desert state, an often inhospitable place where per capita income averages around $1.77 per day. Poverty like that--understanding it and imagining ways to fix it--is what Esther Duflo lives for.

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