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.
December 01, 2014
Media Coverage
David Bornstein, writing in the New York Times Fixes column, discusess the kind of savings groups which IPA is evaluating in several African countries. These groups, called Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) are run by the participants who save together, and can be alternatives to...
November 24, 2014
Media Coverage
  Malawi's BNL Times, covers IPA & The Bankers Association of Malawi's conference Achieving Better Banking in Malawi. As the articles describes:   The conference was a partnership between IPA and Bam and brought together practitioners and policy makers to discuss empirical evidence on...
November 19, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA-Malawi's Country Director Thomas Munthali writes in The Nation about financial inclusion in the country. He cites research showing 46 percent exclusion rates, with 80 percent of Malawians unaware of mobile money options. The upcoming IPA & Bankers Association of Malawi conference Achieving...
November 03, 2014
Media Coverage
Fox News reported on IPA's study using text messages to remind patients to take their medication. You can find the story here (note the country in which the study took place is Ghana, not Guinea). More information on the study is here, with a follow-up blog post reporting on qualitative findings...
November 02, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA-Philippines Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri was honored by the UK Government, which named her and seven UK-educated colleagues as UK Education Ambassadors. You can read more about it in the Philippines GMA (television network) News here and the Philippine Star News. A first person account of...
November 01, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA-Philippines Director Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri was honored by the UK Government, which named her and seven UK-educated colleagues as UK Education Ambassadors. You can read more about it in the Philippines GMA (television network) News here and the Philippine Star News. A first person account of...
October 31, 2014
Media Coverage
The news site Quartz.com covered Chris Blattman's research with IPA in Liberia. Researchers were able to predict outbreaks of future violence in the country with a small set of variables. You can read the full piece, This statistical model can predict outbreaks of violence in Liberia here.
October 30, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA founder Dean Karlan has a feature article in the fall issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, assessing where we've come in financial inclusion, and looking in particular at the role of non-profits versus the private sector.  As he says: The time has come, in short, to take stock of the...
October 30, 2014
Media Coverage
  New York Magazine's Science of Us column features IPA's new evaluation of text message reminders for malaria patients in Ghana. The piece highlights one of the interesting parts of the study, helping people to stick to intentions when it comes to health behavior, a notoriously difficult problem...
October 28, 2014
Press Release
New study shows text messaging could be useful tool in fight against malaria   New Haven, CT,  Oct. 28 2014 - Each year, malaria kills over 600,000 people, more than half of them children. In a study published today in PLOS ONE (summary here and full study here), researchers with the non-profit...
October 22, 2014
Media Coverage
IPA's research in Uganda on encouraging youth savings for educational expenses through a school based program was featured in that country's Daily Monitor. Researcher Oliver Schmidt points to qualitative findings showing that education expenses are a primary reason named for taking out loans, and...
October 06, 2014
Media Coverage
Ariela Alpert, Sarah Craig, and Lucia Sanchez, of IPA's Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative, have an article in The Broker, explaining a conundrum in the field - while training seems to help small businesses in the developing world grow, the research shows classroom management training...
October 01, 2014
Media Coverage
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan writes "Poor people do not just blow any money they get."  He reviews IPA's evaluation of GiveDirectly (here, and more description here), finding that poor Kenyans used unconditional cash transfers effectively, rather than on temptation goods like alchohol. A discussion of...
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
  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 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).

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