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...
December 19, 2011
Media Coverage
Merck Serono has announced that it will be doubling its annual donation of praziquantel tablets, the drug used to treat schistosomiasis, from 25 million to 50 million tablets. The donations will continue indefinitely until schistosomiasis has...
December 14, 2011
Media Coverage
"Should development institutions and policymakers be directing fewer resources at microfirms and more at high-growth-potential enterprises or gazelles?"
December 08, 2011
Media Coverage
On November 30, 2011, MIF General Manager Nancy Lee delivered opening remarks at the Innovations for Poverty Action SME Initiative Conference, co-hosted by IPA and the MIF and held at the IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This annual event brings together a broad stakeholder group of researchers...
December 08, 2011
Media Coverage
"Last week, Innovations for Poverty Action's SME Initiative brought together researchers and  practitioners to discuss recent research on SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), mostly in the developing world." A brief summary of the conference.
December 07, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Antoinette Schoar, who has conducted several studies in SMEs, was cited in an Economist article exploring whether the continuing economic recession has changed attitudes toward firm investment and financial decisions. Excerpt: Past research has shown that exogenous shocks,...
December 06, 2011
Media Coverage
Civil Society's Fundraising section printed this article announcing GiveWell's recognition of IPA as a standout organization: "Other charities recognised as 'standout organisations' include GiveDirectly which offers a method to send money directly to the poor, and Innovations for Poverty Action,...
December 06, 2011
Media Coverage
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal interviewed IPA Founder and President Dean Karlan on why people give. Read an excerpt below, or watch and/or read the full interview here. Ryssdal: So this is, perhaps, the most basic question of all when we're talking about philanthropy and charity, but why? Why do we...
December 05, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate John List was quoted in an article in Nonprofit Quarterly examining donor behavior. Excerpt: John List, an economist at the University of Chicago has tested matching programs for their capacity to encourage people to give more. List found that a matching program did inspire...

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