IPA is investigating many ways to help the poor boost the income they get from their work. Methods range from improving farming yields, to land and property ownership, to improving understanding of credit markets for farmers and productivity boosts for small and medium enterprises.

Despite the availability of new agricultural technologies, which may increase yields and household income, few farmers in the Sahel region are using improved seeds and fertilizers.

Fin24 highlights the complications of providing payments, jobs, and training as a means to help people escape poverty, citing...

Workers at a factory in Ethiopia
Workers at a factory in Ethiopia

Chris Blattman and Stefan Dercon wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about the unexpected results from a study we worked on with them in Ethiopia.