Scaling Up What Works
IPA uses randomized evaluations and replication to determine the actual impact and cost effectiveness of different programs. We then work to disseminate the lessons to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world, and work with relevant stakeholders to bring successful programs to scale.
We are currently putting particular efforts into scaling up three programs, school-based deworming, chlorine dispensers, and remedial education, through hands-on technical assistance and direct implementation where appropriate. These three programs are also part of our Proven Impact initiative. There are five more programs in the initiative which have been shown to be cost-effective through at least one rigorous evaluation. 100% of all donations to our Proven Impact Fund are passed on directly to other trusted organizations implementing one of the eight proven or promising programs.
PROVEN IMPACT INITIATIVE
Proven, Cost-effective Strategies for helping the Poor
IPA and its network of researchers have identified several "tested and proven" strategies for helping the poor. These strategies have been proven through randomized control evaluations to be the most cost-effective and help the poor achieve improved health, education or financial security.