Media Coverage
February 28, 2022

Philippines news outlet BusinessWorld cites an IPA study on vote-selling in a piece on how the practice is affecting the lives of Filippino citizens in the time of COVID-19.

Media Coverage
December 03, 2021

UCLA's news section features insights from Graeme Blair, Jeremy Weinstein, and Fotini Christia on their collective research in several countries which found community policing did little to improve citizens’ trust in law enforcement.

Media Coverage
December 01, 2021

The Probable Causation podcast interviews researcher Santiago Tobón about new findings of an IPA study on gang governance in Medellín, Colombia. They discuss the multi-method approach integrating qualitative research in prisons, and how states and gangs react to one another.

Media Coverage
December 01, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Today covers the results of a paper in Science on evaluations of community policing practices in several countries, including an IPA study in Uganda. This article interviews researchers Guy Grossman and Dorothy Kronick on the findings.

Media Coverage
November 30, 2021

Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies news section interviews Graeme Blair, Jeremy Weinstein, and Fotini Christia on their recent paper in Science which found limited positive results of community policing practices in several low- and middle-income countries.

Media Coverage
August 31, 2021

Zambia's news24 cites IPAs RECOVR survey of economic conditions in the country in coverage of factors affecting voters there.

Media Coverage
December 26, 2020

[In Spanish] Colombia's largest daily newspaper, El Tiempo, discusses new findings on criminal governmance in Medellín. Researchers recently presented findings on how combos, local crime organizations, have substituted for local government providing many municipal services. Researcher Santiago Tobón cautions against knee-jerk reactions by the government and says the situation is complex and may require innovative approaches to serving communities. 

COVID and Policing in Mexico
November 18, 2020

By Rodrigo Canales, Julia Madrazo, and Jessica Zarkin

The COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion a series of crises that have not only presented enormous challenges for all governments but also have exposed and exacerbated pre-existing inequalities and fault lines. In few areas has this been more evident than in the relationship between police forces and the citizens they serve. And Mexico is no exception. There is a long and troubled history in the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the Mexican public. This has been further complicated by the onset of COVID-19, which...

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Rodrigo Canales
June 12, 2020

Editor's note: This is a cross-posting of an interview with researcher Rodrigo Canales that originally appeared on the Yale School of Management's Yale Insights blog about his ongoing work with IPA Mexico.  

For the last three years, Rodrigo Canales, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Yale SOM, has led a project studying police forces in Mexico and testing approaches to building more effective and trusted departments. We asked him what the research says about how to prevent racist and violent policing in the United States.

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Media Coverage
January 27, 2020

In a Washington Post article on how planting trees can help counter the effects of global climate change, Seema Jayachandran discusses her study with IPA incentivizing landowners in Uganda to preserve trees on their land, reducing deforestation.

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Rodrigo Canales, Mushfiq Mobarak
November 20, 2019

Partnering with governments on research projects is a great way to ensure buy-in to rigorous research from policymakers, but it comes with a unique challenge: those policymakers can change due to political transition or staff turnover in the middle of a study. When that happens, what does that mean for the research? Months of organizational planning typically go into a research project, and the prospect of blowing it up and doing something new can be daunting. In this blog post, we discuss IPA Mexico’s experience working through a political transition and what it’s taught us about how to...

Media Coverage
July 25, 2019

Researchers Doug Parkerson (IPA), Pia Raffler (Harvard University), and Daniel Posner (UCLA) write in VoxDev on an evaluation of Uganda's Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health program, which mobilizes community members to monitor healthcare service delivery. The study found that while this participatory approach marginally improved the delivery of healthcare services, its effects have significant limitations.

Media Coverage
May 28, 2019

In light of the increased role of media in India's 2019 Lok Sabha elections, J-PAL South Asia's Vidita Priyadarshini and Shagun Sabarwal write about what research in the U.S. and Sierra Leone reveals about the impact of media on voter behavior.

Media Coverage
April 25, 2019

Livemint reviews the state of women's representation in India's government, with reference to IPA's study that found increased female representation in local government led to increased investment in public goods.

Media Coverage
March 25, 2019

BloombergQuint writes on the need for greater political representation of women in India, in the context of the country's 2019 general elections in April. The article highlights an IPA study on the impact of mandating representation of women in village councils on the provision of social goods.