June 03, 2014
Media Coverage
Our research affiliate Rachel Glennerster recently gave an interview on Good Morning Sierra Leone about this study on voter knowledge initiatives. Watch the interview below, and read more about the study here.
May 14, 2014
Media Coverage
Innovations for Poverty Action leads this New York Times Fixes column on using positive social influence (research terminology for "peer pressure") for good health outcomes. Specifically, they look at our work on chlorine dispensers, which relies on social spreading of behavior, along with several...
April 07, 2014
Media Coverage
Foreign Affairs highlights how financial inclusion efforts have benefited from rigorous studies, including IPA's. The article reviews IPA study findings on bolstering savings through text messages, increasing financial discipline through commitment accounts, and stimulating investment through...
April 07, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo's interview with the Malawi Business Times discusses IPA's work to facilitate stakeholder engagement on key impact evaluations in the country. IPA has been working with the Malawi Microfinance Network (MAMN) to scale up a fingerprinting program shown to improve...
February 24, 2014
Media Coverage
  The Christian Science Monitor featured a project by our United States Household Financial Initiative about the Trust Card, a credit card designed to help people who rely on credit cards get out of debt. Read the full story here.
February 10, 2014
Media Coverage
Forbes discusses the GiveDirectly unconditional cash transfer model and highlights Innovations for Poverty Action's evaluation findings on improved income and lowered hunger rates. Read the full story here and the project summary here.  
January 23, 2014
Media Coverage
The UK's Independent discusses GiveDirectly's unconditional cash transfers, highlighting Innovations for Poverty Action's evaluation findings on increased asset holdings as well as lowered stress and hunger rates for recipients. Read the full story here and the project summary here.
December 23, 2013
Media Coverage
American Banker reports on new start-ups in the developing world using big mobile technology data to score borrower creditworthiness. IPA founder and President Dean Karlan discusses how information allowing better risk assessments could help increase access to credit. Read the full story here.
December 01, 2013
Media Coverage
‘Don’t just tell me what to do, come and help me do it!’ said an Indian government official to a researcher bearing results from studies into effective aid programmes. His response is salutary: there is much work now on increasing the use of evidence in public policy, so we need to understand what...
November 13, 2013
Media Coverage
WIRED magazine has a feature story with an extensive description of how IPA & J-PAL are using randomized controlled trials to address poverty and a host of issues. It goes into detail on textbooks in Kenya, pricing of bednets, chlorine home delivery versus dispensers, incentives for vaccination...
October 30, 2013
Media Coverage
See the announcement here and study details here.
October 29, 2013
Media Coverage
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October 28, 2013
Media Coverage
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October 27, 2013
Media Coverage
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October 26, 2013
Media Coverage
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October 25, 2013
Media Coverage
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October 25, 2013
Media Coverage
See the announcement here and study details here.
October 17, 2013
Media Coverage
The Economist again discusses research by IPA founder and President Dean Karlan, along with Santosh Anagol and Alvin Etang, on why the poor in India might own cows, despite it being a costly investment. The Economist Explains column is here.
October 11, 2013
Media Coverage
In a column for the New York Times' Economic View section, Booth School of Business professor Richard Thaler discusses various approaches to financial literacy. He talks about an IPA study in the Dominican Republic by Alejandro Drexler, Gregory Fischer, and Antoinette Fischer, which found that...
August 29, 2013
Media Coverage
The New York Times Fixes column discusses cash transfer research, including quotes from IPA's Director of Research Methods and Training, Niall Keleher, and IPA affiliate Chris Blattman who discusses his work with IPA in Uganda. The article also discusses our evaluation of GiveDirectly, and our new...

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