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People of IPA

Chief People Officer

Meseret Ansebo

“If you really want to be challenged, to continuously learn and grow, this is the place to be.”

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Regional Director, East Africa and Asia

Suleiman Asman

"The biggest thing that drew me to IPA, and keeps me here, is the methodology of how to understand the impact of development programs with rigor."

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Research and Policy Coordinator, Rwanda

Jean Leodomir Habarimana Mfura

“At IPA, it is not routine work. There are always things to learn, and there are always new ideas to explore.”

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Country Director, Ghana

Salifu Amadu

“At IPA, you get to really think through and come up with something new all the time. And every study is almost like a new challenge.”

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Regional Director, Latin America

Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte

“We want to empower our partners, not produce evidence for them. We want them to produce their own evidence and use it in decision-making.”

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Research Associate, Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Group

Isabella Contreras

“Our focus is based on research, data, and rigor. But our bigger purpose is helping people, helping a family, helping a household.”

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Research Coordinator, Burkina Faso

Aliou Diallo

“The most important thing I've learned from working at IPA is management—managing people, managing finance, managing procurement.”

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Policy Communications Manager

Ana Tamayo

“We work with people from all over the world. We have different work styles, cultures, languages, and visions. And I think that diversity is incredible.”

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Program Manager, Financial Inclusion

Tanvi Jaluka

“It is great to be in a community where people truly seem to be mission-oriented. Everyone treats each other with the same respect.”

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Country Director, Mexico

Odette Gonzalez Carrillo

“When I started, IPA hired me mainly for one project. They allowed me to grow into the role. Now I'm a Country Director managing about 15 projects.”

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Research Manager, Philippines

Yuna Liang

“IPA's culture is quite progressive. We value diversity. We have people from different countries and religious backgrounds. We all work well together.”

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Chief People Officer

Meseret Ansebo

“If you really want to be challenged, to continuously learn and grow, this is the place to be.”

Read Full Bio

Regional Director, East Africa and Asia

Suleiman Asman

"The biggest thing that drew me to IPA, and keeps me here, is the methodology of how to understand the impact of development programs with rigor."

Read Full Bio

Research and Policy Coordinator, Rwanda

Jean Leodomir Habarimana Mfura

“At IPA, it is not routine work. There are always things to learn, and there are always new ideas to explore.”

Read Full Bio

Country Director, Ghana

Salifu Amadu

“At IPA, you get to really think through and come up with something new all the time. And every study is almost like a new challenge.”

Read Full Bio

Regional Director, Latin America

Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte

“We want to empower our partners, not produce evidence for them. We want them to produce their own evidence and use it in decision-making.”

Read Full Bio

Research Associate, Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Group

Isabella Contreras

“Our focus is based on research, data, and rigor. But our bigger purpose is helping people, helping a family, helping a household.”

Read Full Bio

Research Coordinator, Burkina Faso

Aliou Diallo

“The most important thing I've learned from working at IPA is management—managing people, managing finance, managing procurement.”

Read Full Bio

Policy Communications Manager

Ana Tamayo

“We work with people from all over the world. We have different work styles, cultures, languages, and visions. And I think that diversity is incredible.”

Read Full Bio

Program Manager, Financial Inclusion

Tanvi Jaluka

“It is great to be in a community where people truly seem to be mission-oriented. Everyone treats each other with the same respect.”

Read Full Bio

Country Director, Mexico

Odette Gonzalez Carrillo

“When I started, IPA hired me mainly for one project. They allowed me to grow into the role. Now I'm a Country Director managing about 15 projects.”

Read Full Bio

Research Manager, Philippines

Yuna Liang

“IPA's culture is quite progressive. We value diversity. We have people from different countries and religious backgrounds. We all work well together.”

Read Full Bio
  • Paraguay

    Opened in 2008 & partners with the Government on evidence-based policies.

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  • Zambia

    Opened in 2010 & has an Embedded Lab with the Ministry of General Education.

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  • Uganda

    Opened in 2008, has Right-Fit Evidence unit, & partners with the Government.

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  • Tanzania

    Opened in 2017 & partners with Government, civil society, & private sector.

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  • Sierra Leone

    Opened in 2009 & supported data-driven responses to Ebola & COVID-19.

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  • Rwanda

    Opened in 2013 & has an Embedded Lab within the Rwanda Education Board.

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  • Philippines

    One of our first offices in operation in 2003.

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  • Peru

    Opened in 2003, one of the first IPA offices.

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  • Nigeria

    Opened in 2019, Nigeria is one of our newest country offices.

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  • Myanmar

    Opened in 2015 & works in the sectors of social protection, health, & more.

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  • Kenya

    Opened in 2006 with administrative offices in Nairobi & Busia.

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  • Mexico

    Opened in 2017 & works in the areas of security, climate change mitigation, & more.

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  • Mali

    Opened in 2010 to explore solutions in agriculture, education, & health.

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  • Malawi

    Opened in 2010 & focuses on agriculture, financial inclusion, & more.

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  • Liberia

    Opened in 2010 & has partnerships in peace and recovery & other sectors.

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  • Ghana

    Opened in 2008 & runs an Embedded Lab with the Ministry of Education.

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  • Dominican Republic

    IPA started working in the Dominican Republic in 2006.

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  • Côte d’Ivoire

    Opened in 2016 & has two Embedded Labs with Government ministries.

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  • Colombia

    Opened in 2014 & runs ConsultIPA, a pro-bono M&E consultancy.

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  • Burkina Faso

    Opened in 2013 & now part of the Francophone West Africa Regional Office.

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Children in Sylhet, Bangladesh receive vitamin A capsules at a temporary vaccination center. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Practitioners 

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

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Students in Sylhet, Bangladesh plant a tree. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Donors

Your investment supports our work to ensure evidence is used for effective poverty alleviation programs that deliver the most impact per dollar.

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An IPA/J-PAL workshop on "Investing in Education for the Future" in Liberia.  © 2017 Rebecca Elcome For Researchers

We provide world-class support to researchers at every stage of a study from fundraising to project management, to sharing results with the world.

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IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo (left) meets Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director of Ghana's Ministry of Education. © 2018 Kojo Denanyoh For Policymakers

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

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Children in Sylhet, Bangladesh receive vitamin A capsules at a temporary vaccination center. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Practitioners 

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

Learn More
Students in Sylhet, Bangladesh plant a tree. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Donors

Your investment supports our work to ensure evidence is used for effective poverty alleviation programs that deliver the most impact per dollar.

Learn More
An IPA/J-PAL workshop on "Investing in Education for the Future" in Liberia.  © 2017 Rebecca Elcome For Researchers

We provide world-class support to researchers at every stage of a study from fundraising to project management, to sharing results with the world.

Learn More
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo (left) meets Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director of Ghana's Ministry of Education. © 2018 Kojo Denanyoh For Policymakers

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.