January 31, 2018
by Daniel Hurtado   Gender-based violence (GBV) against women poses a significant challenge for policy makers and researchers. Despite the fact that one in three women are affected by GBV globally, there has been little rigorous research on the...
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December 05, 2017
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts summarizing the discussions from a May 2017 researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluations. Read the previous posts on household decision-making power, encouraging mixed...
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Michael Rosenbaum
November 30, 2017
If buying a $20 subway fare card with a debit card can result in ten unexpected overdraft fees for $358, why would you choose using a checking account at all? For many consumers, there are important benefits and a perfectly rational logic to not...
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November 29, 2017
Independent charity evaluator GiveWell bases their recommendations for effective charities on evidence and takes a deep dive into the weeds before making their annual recommendations. We also believe rigorous evidence is critical to good charity...
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Jeffrey Mosenkis
November 20, 2017
  Here are some of our favorite recent podcasts to make your holiday travels a little easier - enjoy!   General Podcasts You Can Count On: Rough Translation - From NPR's long time East Africa correspondent, it takes a question we're grappling...
Danielle Moore
October 05, 2017
Editor's note: This post originally appeared on the African Microfinance Week site. The mobile money revolution offers microfinance institutions and banks an opportunity to better serve their clients and reach new customer segments, especially...
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October 03, 2017
by Nicola Jones and Danielle Moore This is the third in a series of blog posts summarizing the discussions from a May 2017 researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluations. Read the first post on household decision-making...
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Joseph Kamara, Ellen Bates-Jefferys
September 27, 2017
Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Medium. Over the last several months, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the IRC’s Airbel Center have been searching for innovative methods and new engagement tools to prevent intimate partner...
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Sarah Baird, Danielle Moore
September 25, 2017
This is the second in a series of blog posts summarizing the discussions from a May 2017 researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluations. Read the first post on household decision-making power here. Painting a full...
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Kyle Holloway, Danielle Moore
September 18, 2017
Editor's note: This post appeared originally on www.inclusivebusinesshub.org CREDIT: Dario Rodriguez The private sector, as employers, has a major role to play in women’s economic empowerment. But not necessarily one born of social...
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September 12, 2017
Editor's note: This is a cross-posting with ideas42, IPA's partner in the Behavioral Evidence Hub project. By Liana Johnson of ideas42     It’s been more than three months since the launch of the Behavioral Evidence Hub, a community-driven...
September 07, 2017
By Mauricio Romero, Justin Sandefur and Wayne Aaron Sandholtz Last summer, the Liberian government delegated management of 93 public elementary schools to eight different private contractors. Given the intense controversy around the program, the...
September 06, 2017
This is the first in a series of blog posts summarizing the discussions from a researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluations co-hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the AbdulLatif Jameel Poverty Action Lab...
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Kyle Holloway
June 22, 2017
Editor's note: This blog is a cross-post from the NextBillion blog.   Imagine you had to attend a weekly meeting to make your credit card payments. In today’s fast-moving world where we expect instant gratification and convenience at all costs...
Mobile Money Fee Structures
June 06, 2017
By Kyle Holloway, Rebecca Rouse, and William Cook Editors note: This blog is a cross-post from the CGAP blog As mobile money products continue to expand within emerging markets, effective, pro-poor pricing for transferring small amounts of money...
Rebecca Rouse
May 26, 2017
Editors note: This blog is a cross-post from the SEEP blog In 2006, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded a Nobel Peace Prize to one of the original architects of modern-day microfinance, Professor Muhammad Yunus. Professor Yunus’s microfinance model,...
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Dean Karlan and Chris Udry speak with farmers in Ghana
May 01, 2017
Dean Karlan and Chris Udry speak with farmers in Ghana IPA congratulates our founder, Dean Karlan, on his upcoming move to Northwestern University. Dean will join his frequent collaborator and fellow IPA-affiliated researcher Chris Udry, who will...
Heidi McAnnally-Linz, Bridget Konadu Gyamfi
April 25, 2017
Editor's note: This cross-posting first appeared on NextBillion Evidence-based policymaking. Those in the academic and think tank worlds all say they want to do it, but aren’t quite sure how. We can all agree that for evidence-based policymaking you...
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Zahra Niazi
April 13, 2017
There has been a recent trend of employers, financial service providers, and governments to move towards digital payments; after all, evidence suggests that digital payments are efficient, cheaper, and reduce corruption in the system. This...
February 16, 2017
By Anne Karing and Arthur Baker Editor’s note: This cross-post originally appeared on the Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) blog Together with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and CEGA’s Behavioral...

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