September 30, 2014
Media Coverage
  The development community website DevEx has two articles related to IPA, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and a recent survey of development executives. An article here explains their findings on awareness and attitudes towards RCTs, including a concise summary of advantages and limitations...
September 22, 2014
Media Coverage
In Uganda Accountability Can Transform Health (ACT) project, which involves local citizens to monitor health providers is the subject of an IPA evaluation and was featured in the Daily Monitor. The piece reported on the launch event at which IPA's local staff spoke. The full article is here (PDF).
September 22, 2014
Media Coverage
  The Economist reviews a number of IPA projects on savings products for the poor, particularly commitment savings, which allow users to put away money where they can't access it until a predetermined time or goal is achieved. The article mentions a number of variations IPA has evaluated, from the...
September 17, 2014
Media Coverage
  Should people in difficult financial circumstances still pay for health care? Reporter Shelly DuBois discusses how healthcare providers handle patients who can't pay, drawing on IPA findings from our research in Kenya and elsewhere. The story is here, and for more, a review of the evidence by IPA...
August 29, 2014
Announcement
IPA’s U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) released a report on the Financial Products Innovation Fund, a competitive research fund supported by the Ford Foundation. The report details the seven products and product features piloted by the Fund, as well as information about the results and...
August 27, 2014
Media Coverage
On the blog, we add some thoughts about the op-ed. This post was cross-posted on Next Billion, and featured in the Center for Global Development's "What We're Reading" newsletter.
August 25, 2014
Media Coverage
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced an ambitious plan to expand financial inclusion by making bank accounts available to every Indian family. In the popular Indian business newspaper Mint, Ruchira Bhattamishra makes the case for creating financial products that are informed by...
August 20, 2014
Media Coverage
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced an ambitious plan to expand financial inclusion by making bank accounts available to every Indian family. In the popular Indian business newspaper Mint, Ruchira Bhattamishra makes the case for creating financial products that are informed by...
August 19, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo recently published an article on Skoll World Forum's website. She discusses the unique benefits of randomized evaluations, particularly when it comes to reconciling the demands of scaling up with complexities of local environments. You can read the full article...
August 06, 2014
Media Coverage
Researcher Johannes Haushofer has an article in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs about the latest research on the psychology of poverty. More information about the GiveDirectly study mentioned in the article can be found here.  An ungated reprint of the article is available on the...
August 06, 2014
Media Coverage
Nava Ashraf explains why it makes sense for field researchers to co-produce knowledge with the people they study and serve. In 2010 Ashraf was part of a research team that helped the Zambian government with a nascent national program to recruit, train, and employ community health workers throughout...
August 04, 2014
Media Coverage
Two IPA projects examining agriculture in Ghana are featured in a recent article from Development News Africa. Find more information about the completed project here. 
August 04, 2014
Media Coverage
  Read about a recent IPA training workshop in Malawi in The Nation. More about the fingerprinting scale-up mentioned in the article is available here. 
August 04, 2014
Announcement
Thomas Munthali, director of IPA Malawi, talks to the Nyasa Times about an upcoming research symposium that will be co-organized by IPA.  

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