Technology adoption is the introduction and acceptance of modern technological innovations. From the use of fertilizers in agriculture, to fingerprinting high-risk borrowers who need loans, to using a hand-pump to irrigate crops, technology adoption can increase productivity and financial capability for those who need it most. IPA's research in this area explore ways to increase the use of proven technologies and also investigates the barriers to use.

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Advances in payments technology have the potential to improve the efficiency of slow and corrupt public welfare programs.

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Researchers are testing whether access to improved-yield agricultural inputs and agricultural extension advice—when provided individually or in combination—leads to more intensive land cultivation...

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Examining the impact of marketing assistance and trade credit among farmers' groups.