May 13, 2016
Spain's El Economista covers the recent research from Sierra Leone on post-civil war reconciliation (link below), La Cuarta Columna also covered it here.
Post-conflict reconciliation led to societal healing, but worsened psychological health, new study finds
May 12, 2016
NEW HAVEN, May 13, 2016 — Civil wars divide nations along social, economic and political lines, often pitting neighbors against each other. In the aftermath of civil wars, many countries undertake truth and reconciliation efforts to restore social cohesion, but little has been known about whether...
May 07, 2016
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak of Yale University, who has experimented with encouraging Bangladeshi farmers to migrate to cities during the lean season, thinks it unfair to compare carefully tested projects to others where the cost-benefit numbers are “essentially made up”. Binning reliable, low-scoring...
May 05, 2016
Burkina Faso's L'Economiste has a feature article about Brown University economist and IPA researcher Anja Sautmann's research into ways to better detect and treat childhood illnesses and prevent deaths in Mali.
May 03, 2016
Annie Duflo speaks with Stephen Ladek on the Terms of Reference Podcast on the latest thinking in international development research. They discuss how the evidence movement has affected policy, and how an idea goes from research to scale-up.
May 01, 2016
Dean Karlan was on the Business of Giving Radio show, speaking with host Denver Frederick about how to judge charities by measuring their impact. He discusses IPA's work, along with Impact Matters.
April 13, 2016
The Ghana Pulse reports on a talk by PI Slawa Rokicki presenting results from a study of sexual health education study. The study, conducted with high school senior girls around Accra found that a 3-month program regular SMS messages and quizzes about reproductive health improved knowledge on those...
April 08, 2016
IPA would like to congratulate our founder, Yale University economist Dean Karlan, on being selected for the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. According to the foundation: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive...
March 30, 2016
The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low income households in developing countries. This call for...
March 28, 2016
In northern rural Bangladesh, the autumn lean season is the most difficult time of year, especially in Rangpur, where close to half of the 15.8 million residents live below the poverty line. The landless poor in Rangpur primarily work as day laborers on neighboring farms. But in September, while...
March 23, 2016
Researcher Rodgers Naijuka of Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, discusses programs to help women entrepreneurs in that country, and IPA's findings on women-owned businesses.
March 16, 2016
IPA founder Dean Karlan writes in International Banker magazine about the future of finance for the unbanked and underbanked of the world. Using insights from IPA and other research, he discusses how behavioral research can help with innovative product design.
March 14, 2016
IPA founder Dean Karlan went on the Gov Innovator podcast to talk about RCTs. In this short interview with Andy Feldman, he goes over what RCTs are good for and how to use the right evaluation tool for the task at hand.
March 07, 2016
IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations, learning not just whether programs work, but how they can work better. However, many organizations are not well-placed to engage in randomized evaluations. Either the timing for an impact evaluation is not right, resources or sample size are...
March 01, 2016
The New York Times Fixes column says "Ideas Help No One on a Shelf. Take Them to the World." It looks at what happened to IPA's RCT on HIV prevention for adolescent girls when it was scaled up by the non-profit Young1ove. Click below to read the story.
February 26, 2016
Policy writer Dylan Matthews of Vox implores "For the love of God, rich people, stop giving Stanford money." He explains why IPA is a sensible alternative to multi-billion dollar endowed institutions.
February 19, 2016
Sierra Leone's Awoko news featured IPA's study there on how electoral debates influence voting, with a photo of PI Rachel Glennerseter. Read the full story below.
February 18, 2016
The non-profit organization, which has already worked on 10 evaluations of this type in Colombia, will now collaborate with the Victims Unit thanks to this letter of intent. Bogota D.C. February 12, 2016 Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Victims Unit will evaluate the basic humanitarian...
February 10, 2016
MarketWatch explores the relationship between taxes and charitable donations, and people's motivation for giving. They cite IPA's study with Dean Karlan and John List, which found that matching grants motivated people to give more, but the amount of the match did not matter.
February 10, 2016
NPR's Hidden Brain social science research podcast looks at New Year's resolutions and how their intern might use them to quit smoking. They cite IPA's research on commitment devices in the Philippines in their review of the relevant research.