Map from Dashboard Depicting Percent Compliance with Social Distancing
Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
April 08, 2021
In this thirteenth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in...
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Steven Glazerman
March 26, 2021
Back in August, we shared IPA’s new policies and procedures for safely re-starting in-person data collection. Now, seven months later, we want to report on how it’s going. 
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
March 25, 2021
In this twelfth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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Sergio De Marco, Barbara Sparrow
March 17, 2021
As COVID-19 hit Peru in March 2020, the government made the tough decision to close all  schools and in-person classes. Since then, it has put in place a tremendous effort to provide the 8 million students out of school with all the necessary...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
March 11, 2021
In this eleventh installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
Mariel, Laura, Annie
Luciana Debenedetti
March 10, 2021
To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the final of three blog posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in...
Damaris and Besnart
Luciana Debenedetti
March 09, 2021
To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the second of three blog posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in...
Olga and Hilda
Luciana Debenedetti
March 08, 2021
To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the first of three posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in government...
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Ellen Bates-Jefferys, Jeni Sorensen
March 02, 2021
Through funding from the US Department of State’s Program to End Modern Slavery, IPA has established the Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI), which is dedicated to supporting the generation of rigorous research on counter-trafficking...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
February 25, 2021
In this tenth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to...
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Jeffrey Mosenkis, Sneha Subramanian
February 24, 2021
Editor’s note: For the first time, Sesame Workshop unveiled two new Muppet characters designed to resonate with Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh as part of its Play to Learn program with the LEGO Foundation, BRAC, and the International Rescue...
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William Blackmon, Filippo Cuccaro, Andreas Holzinger, Rafe Mazer, Wycliffe Ngwabe, Daniel Putman
February 18, 2021
In Sierra Leone, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) has partnered with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) to develop new policy diagnostics which uses applied research to measure experiences of...
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Lori Beaman, Niall Keleher, Jeremy Magruder, Sylvan Herskowitz
February 12, 2021
This piece was first published on the blog of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) here. In our forthcoming paper in Economic Development and Cultural Change, we evaluate the effects of a large-scale SFD program designed and...
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Jeffrey Mosenkis, Luciana Debenedetti, Rachel Strohm
February 11, 2021
In this ninth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to...
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February 09, 2021
In conjunction with the study: “Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries” a number of co-authors, experts, and organizations have released the following joint statement: As the COVID-...
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Filippo Cuccaro, Luciana Debenedetti, Andreas Holzinger
February 04, 2021
In July 2020, we highlighted Sierra Leone’s experience confronting COVID-19 from the vantage point of a fragile state—one that lived through civil war and, more recently, another acute public health crisis with Ebola in 2014, as well as a damaging...
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Annie Duflo, Heidi McAnnally-Linz
January 28, 2021
The kind of impact bred in 2020, thanks to a combination of quick thinking and innovation, building on long-term partnerships, fills us with hope, and we—with over 20 years of IPA experience between us—have never been more proud to be a part of IPA...
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January 28, 2021
In this eighth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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January 14, 2021
In this seventh installment—our first one for 2021—of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection...
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December 31, 2020
Today, on the last day of this tumultuous year, we're sharing the below two-part series on people behind the data at IPA in 2020. Today is also the last day to make a tax-deductible donation in 2020, so please consider making a gift if you are in a...

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