October 06, 2016
Media Coverage
The theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2016, is “Make Handwashing a Habit!” In places without access to piped water, new products and technologies are needed to make handwashing with soap convenient enough to become a habit. Handwashing with soap is a powerful weapon against...
October 06, 2016
Media Coverage
The Economist talks about IPA's work in microcredit, flexible repayment loans, and ultra-poor graduation studies.
October 05, 2016
Media Coverage
For the 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2 per day, shocks such as illness, crop failures, livestock deaths, farming-equipment breakdowns and even wedding or funeral expenses can be enough to tip them, their families, or even an entire community below the poverty line. A major challenge...
September 29, 2016
Media Coverage
In the past several decades, manufacturing jobs have fled the developed world for the developing world. Obviously, that’s profoundly reshaped the economies of developing countries like China and Bangladesh. But what does that mean for the ordinary people who are doing the work — often for...
September 27, 2016
Announcement
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...
September 26, 2016
Press Release
    New Haven, September 26, 2016 - A new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research today looked at the impacts of taking a factory or industrial farm job on young workers in Ethiopia, and found that these industrial jobs gave unemployed people a steady income, but this came...
September 23, 2016
Media Coverage
Brown University news site highlights the IPA study The Role of Fees and Information in Healthcare Decisions in Mali, which tested the theory that subsidies for health care are likely to cause overuse of medical care or unnecessary clinic visits that waste precious medical resources.
September 21, 2016
Media Coverage
IPA researcher Sharon Wolf, whose research with IPA involves improving early childhood education Ghana and Kenya, is profiled by the University of Pennsylvania.
September 12, 2016
Media Coverage
Der schnelle und unkomplizierte Geldtransfer mit dem Mobiltelefon ist ein großer Zukunftstrend, auch in Entwicklungsländern. In Kenia hat „Mobile Money“ laut einer Studie schon zahlreichen Menschen aus der Armut geholfen.
September 09, 2016
Media Coverage
There are many stories about why children fail to enter, attend, or complete schooling, in places like Liberia. Tricia Koroknay-Palicz examines this issue through an impact evaluation of the International Rescue Committee’s Sisters of Success (SOS) program, in Monrovia Liberia.
September 08, 2016
Media Coverage
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs website has a feature story on IPA Researcher Christopher Neilson (Princeton University) and his work on the Peruvian MineduLAB, a new lab for education policy housed within a governmental ministry, together with IPA and J-PAL.
September 07, 2016
Press Release
WASHINGTON, September 7, 2016—Grameen Foundation and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) are pleased to announce a new model for managing the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®), a poverty measurement tool used by nearly 500 organizations around the world.  The new model creates the PPI Alliance...
September 07, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Planet Money talks with IPA's Lindsey Shaughnessy, and researchers Dean Karlan and Chris Udry of Yale about IPA's research in Ghana uncovering why farmers don't invest more in their field. Here's the full episode "The Risk Farmers" and the shorter version from Morning Edition
August 29, 2016
Media Coverage
SME Program Director, Lucia Sanchez, is interviewed by Argentina's Infotechnology, where she discusses the use of Randomized Controlled Trials for the design of effective social programs.
August 18, 2016
Announcement
  Ghana Education Evidence Summit “Towards Quality Education in Ghana: Using Evidence to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes”28 March 2017Call for Papers Announcement Introduction Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can improve learning outcomes. In the last decade, rigorous...
August 12, 2016
Media Coverage
Fast Company discusses the findings from our study in Uganda on using cash transfers to preserve carbon-absorbing trees. Read more in the story "Trees Stop Climate Change—Can We Pay People To Stop Cutting Them Down?"
August 10, 2016
Media Coverage
Rural demand for electricity connections is significantly lower than the Kenyan government predicted, even when connection costs are highly subsidised, according to economists at the University of California, Berkeley.
July 26, 2016
Media Coverage
Some of the smartest people in the world are thinking about international development. But we have to make sure their good ideas don’t get stuck inside the ivory tower. USAID helps scientists bridge the gap between their research and implementation on the ground. Recently, a group of researchers...
July 26, 2016
Media Coverage
IPA's Laura burke co-authored an article in Money Magazine, with John Beshears of Harvard Busines School, Katherine Milkman from Wharton & J-PAL's Alison Fahey addressing why people don't save enough and specific tips from behavioral research on improving savings.
July 17, 2016
Media Coverage
Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mubarak of Yale School of Management was recently interviewed by a leading Bangladeshi newspaper ‘The Daily Prothom-Alo’. In the interview, he was asked about his research projects, especially the seasonal migration project, and how it impacted farming families who face food...

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