March 27, 2012
Media Coverage
Young Global Leader and DtW Board Member Sriram Raghavan, emphasizes the need for school-based deworming to become a standard practice in his recent blog entry, "Deworming to stay in school” which was published today on the World Economic Forum's...
March 26, 2012
Media Coverage
Peru's Ministry of Economy and Finance as well as the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion announced that they would work together with the Quipu Commission to work to reduce poverty in Peru. An excerpt (translated from original Spanish): ...the work of the Quipu Commission is extremely...
March 23, 2012
Media Coverage
"Christopher Woodruff talks to Viv Davies about his recent research in Sri Lanka that looks at the constraints to growth of micro-enterprises and how to generate job creation; he highlights the effects of wage subsidies, savings programmes, entrepreneurship training, firm registration and the...
March 22, 2012
Media Coverage
"After a comprehensive review of existing studies, with particular focus on recent randomized control trials, David Roodman released a new book arguing that "the average impact of microcredit on poverty reduction of clients is zero.” How should the SME movement learn from the research on...
March 01, 2012
Media Coverage
February 28, 2012
Media Coverage
The Government of Burundi have announced its latest control efforts to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases including schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths. School-based deworming and schistosomiasis treatments will be delivered as part...
February 21, 2012
Media Coverage
Cheryl Chapman writes on Caroline Fiennes, author of soon to be published It ain't what you give, it's the way that you give it who cites IPA as proof that donors care about evidence.  An excerpt: "For example, in comparing programmes that address why children in India do not go to school, [IPA's...
February 19, 2012
Media Coverage
Deworm the World and the Government of India launched their programme yesterday to deworm children, between the age of two - 17 years old, in Delhi, the Indian capital. The programme follows on from a study which showed that 16% of...
February 16, 2012
Media Coverage
IPA's US Household Finance Initiative is working to test a path to savings that allows customers to save on impulse.  An excerpt: “People have intensions to save” but “get derailed by the lack of a clear, easy path to start saving,” said Innovations for Poverty Action's (IPA) Jonathan...
February 16, 2012
Media Coverage
The Harvard Gazette profiles the scaling up of IPA's Chlorine Dispensers for Safe Water. An excerpt: A year and a half ago, a pilot program to give rural families affordable water purification had issued 40 dispensers that served 6,000 people in Kenyan villages. Today, more than 400,000 people in...
February 08, 2012
Media Coverage
The Credit Union Journal (login required) noted that IPA's U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) has funded three credit unions in its grants for 2012. Read about USHFI and the grantees here.
February 08, 2012
Media Coverage
Dean Karlan discusses his research on microfinance with Tony Sheldon and Rodrigo Canales at the Yale School of Management. An excerpt: "We did discover some important patterns. For instance, in India, we saw an increase in business starts for households that had no business to begin with. If they...
February 07, 2012
Media Coverage
The website CUinsight.com, which is dedicated to the credit union community, posted a press release from the Ford Foundation about the Foundation's collaboration with IPA through the U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI), which has funded seven organizations - including three credit unions - to...
February 01, 2012
Media Coverage
The Government of the National Capital Territory, Delhi, India has announced plans for a mass deworming day to be held on February 21. The school-based deworming program, to be launched by the Delhi Government with technical assistance from DtW...
January 31, 2012
Press Release
Maxwell Hall, Senior Media Manager, Tel.: +41(0)79 329 3500; maxwell.hall@weforum.org Kenya launches second phase of deworming programme, aiming to free children from harmful parasitic worm infections. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a World Economic Forum community of exceptional people under...
January 26, 2012
Media Coverage
Deworm the World was featured on January 27th, 2012 at a World Economic Forum event in Davos. This press conference highlighted key achievements of this Young Global Leader initiative and featured exciting new commitments from partners to improve the lives of millions of children through school-...
January 19, 2012
Media Coverage
IPA and its partner organization J-PAL are working to improve the quality of education in post-conflict areas. Learn more about one recent experiment in this important field, and the successful results we found, here. Access to quality education, particularly primary education, is a crucial...
January 16, 2012
Media Coverage
Abby Emdin, one of World Without Worms' cofounders, was chosen as one of the top finalists in Canada's Next Top Young Philanthropist Contest. World Without Worms has received warm words of support for their efforts from Deworm the World...
January 10, 2012
Media Coverage
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Caroline Preston, "Some advice for nonprofits that want a piece of the Facebook fortune: Get yourself on GiveWell‘s list of effective charities." A new foundation called Good Ventures, started by Facebook Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, is donating money...
January 05, 2012
Announcement
The SME Initiative is pleased to announce a THIRD ROUND of funding for the SME Initiative's Competition on Entrepreneurship and SME Growth. The goal of the grants is to fund innovative research that “build a systemic body of evidence on the contribution of SMEs and entrepreneurship to poverty...

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