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
Media 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.
August 08, 2011
Media Coverage
Interview with Esther Duflo in The Telegraph
July 29, 2011
Media Coverage
A Connecticut non-profit is testing a new product to help low-income people overcome their particular obstacles to saving money. Innovations for Poverty Action is recruiting participants at the District Government Employees Federal Credit Union in Washington. The effort replicates a program already...
July 28, 2011
Media Coverage
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Banerjee and Duflo share details about the approach, lessons and implications that need be followed by India to tackle with poverty.
July 27, 2011
Media Coverage
According to Esther Duflo what we need is “a pragmatic change of direction”. Duflo, 39, is the director of the Massachussests Institute of Technology's (MIT) Action Poverty Lab and is considered by the Economist to be one of the most influential “economic thinkers” of today's world.

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