Community-based programs seek to empower local communities to identify and implement the projects they most need. IPA's research on this topic has included evaluating of a government-implemented community driven development program in the Philippines, a community sanitation project in Bangladesh, and a community-based anti-poverty project in Ghana.

Sierra Leone surveyors

New findings related to the 2014-15 Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone have implications for health systems in the current COVID-19 crisis. 

Poor sanitation is estimated to cause 280,000 deaths per year worldwide, despite the existence of simple, effective solutions.