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...
December 04, 2011
Media Coverage
John List, an IPA Research Affiliate, has been cited in a Boston Globe article exploring the psychological dynamics involved in people donating. Excerpt: Another prominent theory to emerge from the research is that people give because of social pressure. [...] Those aren't the reasons we like to...
December 03, 2011
Media Coverage
"Randomised trials could help show whether aid works" IPA Research Affiliate David McKenzie is mentioned in this Economist news story on the effectiveness of randomized trials, calling back to the Millennium Villages Project that has stirred up some controversy in the development impact sphere this...
December 01, 2011
Media Coverage
Get those economists started early! IPA Research Affiliate John List created headlines in Chicago with a special economics course designed and taught to 8th graders by U Chicago professors: Several eighth-grade students in Chicago Heights School District 170 are taking an economics class taught by...
December 01, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA's New Haven-based Data Coordinator, Matt White, was featured in a video interview with the New Haven Register where he discusses his experience working with IPA's Urban Micro-Insurance Project in Kenya.  Excerpt: Jua Kali is both a place and a type of freelance worker in Nairobi, Kenya, where...
December 01, 2011
Media Coverage
Congratulations to IPA Affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, who were chosen as #60 of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers. Below find the excerpt from the magazine; or, read it from the original source here.
November 30, 2011
Media Coverage
IPA Research Affiliate Edward Miguel reviews Steven Radelet's new book Emerging Africa in Foreign Affairs, a publication by the Council on Foreign Relations: Summary: "Steven Radelet's accessible new book argues that much of the credit for Africa's recent economic boom goes to its increasingly...
November 30, 2011
Media Coverage
From Psychologist Art Markman, Ph.D.'s HuffPost blog, IPA Research Affiliate Eldar Shafir's research is highlighted in showing how a positive or negative outlook can impact one's life. When you are focused on the negative side of things, you often focus on rejecting options rather than selecting...

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