June 24, 2015
External Coverage
IPA President and founder Dean Karlan has an op-ed in Reuters titled: New data reveals which approach to helping the poor actually works. He reviews what we know from the 6-country randomized controlled trials published in Science, testing the Graduation approach to helping those who live on less...
June 22, 2015
Press Release
June 22, 2015 NEW HAVEN, CT:  Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) announced today a new $7.4 million grant to support research on product design innovations that enable the poor to access, use, and benefit from financial services. This Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant will help...
June 19, 2015
Media Coverage
The Wall Street Journal Weekend Review section had front page feature on Innovations for Poverty Action and randomized controlled trials called "The Anti-Poverty Experiment." It explains how IPA approaches evidence-baesd policy through rigorous evaluations, and how the approach has changed the...
June 18, 2015
Announcement
IPA Peru, togehter with J-PAL Latin America and Carribean and San Pablo Catholic University co-organized a workshop titled "Evidence-based public policy: Impact Evaluation." The workshop's objective was to contribute to promote the use and generation of evidence on the impact of social programs in...
June 04, 2015
Media Coverage
Longer-term research into anti-poverty interventions is rare, but it exists for cash transfers. A 2013 study in Uganda found that people who received cash enjoyed a 49 percent earnings boost after two years, and a 41 percent increase after four years, compared to people who hadn't gotten a transfer...
May 14, 2015
Press Release
May 15, 2015 NEW HAVEN CT - A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health. Published in Science (available here), the research tested the effectiveness of an...
April 27, 2015
Media Coverage
 The Economist reports on the IPA study by Lucy Martin of Yale and IPA-Uganda, in which participants played games with corruption losses framed as from aid or tax coffers.
April 23, 2015
Media Coverage
Writing in the Guardian Sustainable Business blog, Marc Gunther asks How should we gauge the success of poverty intervention? He reviews the new book 100 under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women, which discusses a number of innovations, and the work IPA and J-PAL are doing to...
April 23, 2015
Media Coverage
IPA founder and President Dean Karlan of Yale, and Jonathan Zinman of Dartmouth write for the National Bureau of Economic Research in their new review Pricing and Marketing Household Financial Services in Developing Countries. In the article, they discuss the latest research from IPA and others on...
April 23, 2015
Media Coverage
A new IPA study published in Science tested the effectiveness of a popular sanitation education/promotion program in Bangladesh. The program, in use in 60 countries, had no effect alone but did when combined with subsidies to build latrines.  Read more in the announcement here, the project summary ...
April 21, 2015
Announcement
On April 17, the Ministry of Education of Peru, J-PAL LAC and IPA Peru hosted a workshop aimed at presenting to the Ministry’s implementing units how they can collaborate with EduLAB, the innovation lab on education policy established within the Secretariat of Strategic Planning of the Ministry of...
April 20, 2015
External Coverage
The International Growth Centre features a blog post by Stephen Anderson-Macdonald, on his IPA study with Bilal Zia and Rajesh Chandy, looking at the mixed history of research on business training for micro-entreprenurs in developing countries and asking if all business training is the same?  They...
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.

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