April 16, 2015
Press Release
April 16, 2015, NEW HAVEN, CT – With poor sanitation estimated to cause 280,000 deaths per year worldwide, improving sanitation is a key policy goal in many developing countries. Yet governments and major development institutions disagree over how to address the problem. A new study released in ...
April 09, 2015
Media Coverage
Burkina Faso's Tribune profiles PI Lori Beaman and the role of randomized controlled trials in development using the project Agricultural Microfinance in Mali as an example. 
April 04, 2015
Announcement
IPA's Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Program is pleased to announce its' ninth round of requests for proposals, with the deadline of June 15th, 2015. The program seeks to build a body of evidence on the effectiveness of programs and policies that promote SME growth.    SME Program Research Focus...
March 10, 2015
Media Coverage
Fast Co Exist, discusses IPA and J-PAL's recent roundup of the latest microcredit research in their article "Does Microfinance Actually Work?" You can find a summary of the recent event at the World Bank with CGAP, including with a link to the video, on our blog here.
February 06, 2015
Media Coverage
The development news site DevEx discusses rebuilding West African economies after Ebola, referencing IPA's work studying the disease's economic impact. Read more about IPA's work to support the response to Ebola here, and more on the crucial role of good data in crisis reponse by IPA researchers in...
January 30, 2015
Media Coverage
In the New York Times, IPA researchers Rachel Glennerster and Tavneet Suri of MIT, and Herbert M'Cleod of the International Growth Centre write about the critical role of good data in fighting Ebola. They compare the numbers found by IPA and other researchers with the misinformaiton often repeated...
January 23, 2015
Media Coverage
IPA, together with J-PAL and the Inter-American Development Bank recently held a workshop with Paraguay’s Ministry of Finance. Staff from different areas of government worked with researchers and staff to learn the basics of impact evaluations.
January 21, 2015
Press Release
January 22, 2015, NEW HAVEN, CT - Microcredit—providing small loans to underserved entrepreneurs—has been both celebrated and vilified as a development tool. Six new studies from four continents bring rigorous evidence to this debate, finding that while microcredit has some benefits, it is not a...
December 30, 2014
Media Coverage
Malawi’s Business Times features IPA Researcher Jessica Goldberg, of the University of Maryland, and Chief Program Officer Jessica Kiessel, from a recent IPA conference on achieving better banking in Malawi. The article describes an IPA study conducted by Goldberg, along with Xavier Giné and Dean...
December 26, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA Founder Dean Karlan shares his perspective on how to be an effective charitable giver in Project Syndicate. Among other things, he discusses why to think about charitable giving goals like dieting goals, how to create smart ones, and how to stick to them. He also explains how smart givers...
December 23, 2014
Media Coverage
  Writing for news site Vox.com, Dylan Matthews gives their holiday charity recommendations, formed around the kind of evidence produced by IPA and its partners. He discusses deworming, free distribution of bednets, and direct cash transfers, among others. Crucially, he points out what he calls "...
December 18, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA Founder and President, Dean Karlan, has an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which he discusses his and student Elijah Goldberg's analysis of 55,000 charitable organizations tax returns. Despite prominence of high profile fraudulent charities in many minds ("availability bias" in scientific...
December 18, 2014
Media Coverage
  IPA Founder and President Dean Karlan, recently sat down with PBS NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman to talk about an economist's view of charity. They covered how to look at charitable donations like an investment portfolio, as well as particular organizations that Karlan recommends implement...
December 15, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA Founder and President Dean Karlan's research on charitable giving is featured in the Wall Street Journal. The article summarizes recent research in charitable giving, including Karlan's research with IPA affiliate John List, showing that a recognizable outside donor can increase others' giving...
December 04, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA partner Twaweza reports on our randomized controlled trial of school funding in Tanzania. The study is testing if making school funding dependent on student achievement changes education outcomes for students. Twaweza explains that positive early findings were recently reported to government...
December 04, 2014
Media Coverage
Writing on the Center for Economic Policy Research's dissemination portal, David Atkin, Amit Khandelwal, and Adam Osman discuss their work with IPA studying how to grow Egyptian carpet exporters' business. They report the that improving access to external markets grew the businesses by 15-20...
December 03, 2014
Media Coverage
Senior staff from IPA-Peru and J-PAL Latin America & Caribbean recently presented at an event in Asunción, Paraguay for practitioners and policy-makers.
December 03, 2014
Media Coverage
Senior staff from IPA-Peru and J-PAL Latin America & Caribbean recently presented at an event in Asunción, Paraguay for practitioners and policy-makers.
December 03, 2014
Media Coverage
Senior staff from IPA-Peru and J-PAL Latin America & Caribbean recently presented at an event in Asunción, Paraguay for practitioners and policy-makers.

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