Woman walking in refugee camp in Bangladesh
Annie Duflo
April 09, 2020
As COVID-19 reaches more of the countries where we work and governments respond with increasing lockdowns and containment measures across the developing world, there is an urgent need to understand the most effective responses that can save lives at...
Sierra Leone surveyors
Jeffrey Mosenkis, Oeindrila Dube
March 31, 2020
New findings related to the 2014-15 Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone have implications for health systems in the current COVID-19 crisis. 
Annie Duflo
March 18, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the globe, we at IPA—like all of you—have been closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and adapting our lives and our work as a result. We have been consulting widely to determine the best...
IPA International Women's Day Authors
Lucia Sanchez, Rebecca Rouse, Elizabeth Koshy, Kate Glynn-Broderick
March 05, 2020
Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, IPA staff members are highlighting some insightful readings focused on economic empowerment for women. 
SMS Fraud Message
Rafe Mazer
February 07, 2020
IPA has launched the first-ever fund for experimental consumer protection work in emerging markets. 
Uganda — Educate!
January 15, 2020
This post, written by Laura Chioda (World Bank) with contributions from Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley), Meghan Mahoney (Educate!), Kat Blesie, and Lauren Russell, originally appeared on CEGA's Medium website.
Mushfiq Mobarak presenting results
Heidi McAnnally-Linz
December 19, 2019
As we close a very eventful 2019, it was refreshing to be able to recollect some highlights of IPA’s policy engagement around the world and reflect on what we’ve learned and where we’re going next when it comes to sharing evidence strategically.
Sebastian Chaskel, Radha Rajkotia
December 16, 2019
There is very little evidence on what works for forcibly displaced and host community populations. IPA is responding to this gap by launching a new Humanitarian and Forced Displacement Initiative.
MineduLAB Peru
December 06, 2019
As IPA partners in the public sector to equip governments to leverage evidence for decision-making, we have had an intimate view of how this has played out.
Nick Lockey/Flickr
Jeffrey Mosenkis
November 25, 2019
It's that time of year, when we help you survive upcoming travel delays, or surreptitiously listen to something else on your discreet bluetooth earbud while nodding along with Uncle Pete explaining to you things you didn't know about reinsurance (...
Policia CDMX
John Branch, Marina Gonzalez
November 20, 2019
Partnering with governments on research projects is a great way to ensure buy-in to rigorous research from policymakers, but it comes with a unique challenge: those policymakers can change due to political transition or staff turnover in the middle...
SL Field Team
Jean Leodomir Habarimana Mfura, Fatu Conteh
November 11, 2019
IPA’s ability to collect high-quality data rests on the quality of our dedicated staff in the field. Behind every number, every result, is a painstaking (often years-long) process that involves traveling, searching, interviewing, entering, storing (...
Jeffrey Mosenkis
October 28, 2019
IPA is pleased to welcome three new staffers to lead new global-level initiatives.
STARS program
September 27, 2019
By Shahana Hirji and Cynthia Bosumtwi-Sam Scaling up an effective solution is often seen as the holy grail of the evidence movement—but figuring out how to get from a proof of concept to implementation at scale by a government is often an elusive...
Modern Man project
Enumerators conducting surveys for the Modern Man Challenge evaluation.
Ellen Bates-Jefferys
Ellen Bates-Jefferys
August 19, 2019
Since 2016, the Airbel Center at the International Rescue Committee and Innovations for Poverty Action have been designing the Modern Man Challenge. The research team is now conducting a full impact evaluation of the program.
August 15, 2019
J-PAL and the American Economic Association (AEA) have been working together over the past year to create digital object identifiers, or DOIs, for each trial registered in the AEA Registry for Randomized Controlled Trials. We are happy to announce...
Radha Rajkotia
July 23, 2019
In March of this year, I joined IPA as its Chief Research and Policy Officer, a relatively new role that was created, in short, to help IPA fulfill its mission of creating a world with more evidence and less poverty. Over the months of first...
July 15, 2019
In March 2018, the Journal of Development Economics (JDE) began piloting Pre-results Review track (also referred to as “registered reports” in other disciplines) in collaboration with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (...
IPA enumerators
Steven Glazerman
June 25, 2019
Since joining IPA as its first chief research and methods officer, I've been spending a lot of time assessing the quality of every aspect of our research and helping smart people design the next generation of evaluation research methods.
Sebastian Chaskel
June 18, 2019
In May, a panel with Secretaries of Security of Colombia’s three largest cities—Bogotá, Cali, and Medellín—was the first to bring the Secretaries together since their positions were created. What were the takeaways?