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...
July 06, 2016
Media Coverage
The Washington Post reports on our study in Uganda, testing the effectiveness of paying landowners not to cut down trees. Read more in the article, "A cheap, simple experiment just found a very effective way to slow deforestation."
July 05, 2016
Media Coverage
Rachel Glennerster writes in Burkina Faso's L'Economiste about her research with IPA in Sierra Leone on how knowledge of candidates affects voters. (Note: in French)
June 30, 2016
Media Coverage
New Times reports on the spread of skills-based and entrepreneurship education promotion in Rwanda, based on the work of IPA and other organizations there.
May 30, 2016
Media Coverage
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo was interviewed by Colombia's business and economics daily Portafolio, where she discussed IPA's work on microcredit, unconditional cash transfers, and small and medium enterprises there.
May 20, 2016
Media Coverage
NPR's Planet Money podcast featured a full episode on an IPA's study which randomized a national competition in Nigeria giving away $58 million dollars to aspiring entrepreneurs. They speak with study author David McKenzie of the World Bank, IPA researcher Chris Blattman of Columbia University, and...
May 18, 2016
Media Coverage
A new analysis by economists from Duke University, and MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab examines various strategies to prevent child marriages. It finds that providing financial incentives to delay marriage is most effective.
May 16, 2016
Media Coverage
National Public Radio's flagship news program All Things Considered featured a story on IPA's study in Nigeria on spurring economic growth.
May 13, 2016
Media Coverage
With increasing attention to effective altruism, a movement to ensure philanthropic donations achieve as much impact as possible, there is also growing demand for information to guide those donations. That is where charity raters come in. But these tend to fall into two groups: large charity raters...
May 13, 2016
Media Coverage
De acuerdo con un estudio realizado en Sierra Leona, África, las víctimas que hacen parte de las llamadas “comisiones de la verdad” presentan niveles más elevados de depresión, ansiedad y traumas.
May 13, 2016
Media Coverage
In the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Rachel Glennerster reviews what we know about how societies recover after war in light of IPA's new findings. She covers the new research, and why it's critical to understand how to heal societies after war.

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