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Matthew Jukes
October 27, 2016
The Health and Literacy Intervention (HALI) project replaced expensive in-person coaching with text messages and found that they effectively supported teachers in improving their pedagogy, helped children learn to read, and reduced dropout by 50...
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Zahra Niazi presents on using RCTs to improve financial product design
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Pooja Wagh
Pooja Wagh
October 03, 2016
One prerequisite for evidence-based policymaking is the existence of a collaborative relationship between the worlds of research, policy and practice. But how do we facilitate productive three-way communication between these actors?
Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong
Dean Karlan
October 03, 2016
I have to say, it’s been amazing to watch all the success stories in recent years of rigorous evidence being used to fight poverty, and to see IPA featured in scores of major news outlets, from NPR, to The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal...
Julie Peachey
September 07, 2016
Now 193 nations have agreed to the Sustainable Development Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. But to end poverty, you first have to be able to measure it.  The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a unique tool developed for that purpose...
Mobile phones are common ways for people to receive cash transfers
August 01, 2016
By Aaron Dibner-Dunlap and Yumna Rathore Editor's note: This cross-post originally appeared on NextBillion. If a mobile money provider offered a bonus on peer to peer transfers, would that be enough to generate new business?
July 26, 2016
By Arthur Sagot-Duvauroux It takes time for an organization to influence policy decisions. It requires rigorous work to be trusted as a professional and high-quality organization. Relationships need to be established and expanded to the point that...
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Jeffrey Mosenkis
May 26, 2016
  If you're heading out for a long driving trip, we have some podcast suggestions, along with a hello from our surveyors in Burkina Faso, who also rode out recently during rainy season. IPA Burkina Faso field staff get ready to head out  
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Thoai Ngo, Jessie Pinchoff
May 25, 2016
 
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Edoardo Trimarchi
April 05, 2016
 
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Market vendor in Uganda receiving a mobile money payment
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Beniamino Savonitto, Zahra Niazi
April 05, 2016
Mobile money and digital payments have opened the door to a new generation of products that have lowered costs and made serving unbanked and underbanked consumers a promising business proposition. But in spite of continuous innovations and a steady...
March 29, 2016
By Anne Karing and Arthur Baker Note: this posting originally appeared on the BERI blog here.
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March 21, 2016
 
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March 10, 2016
 
Jeffrey Mosenkis
February 16, 2016
Sometimes love needs a little nudge, so when we saw Bill Easterly making nice I agree with @JeffDSachs! Hillary's bad policy seems to have been to "support every war" https://t.co/ZoXXmTAJvu — William Easterly (@bill_easterly) February 8, 2016
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Thoai Ngo, Jessie Pinchoff
January 22, 2016
  Next month, a new and improved contraceptive product will be marketed to urban, young adults with some disposable income, using billboards, Facebook, and WhatsApp messages. These millennials are living in Lusaka, Zambia, and right alongside this...
January 15, 2016
by Marta Garnelo   On December 4, the Ministry of Education of Peru, recognized the efforts and commitment of civil servants in the sector through the awards “Good Practices in Public Management and Anti-Corruption in Education.”  
Jeffrey Mosenkis
December 30, 2015
  We'd like to thank IPA's blog readers (as well as our Twitter and Facebook followers) for all the support this year. Here's a roundup of our most popular blog posts:
December 28, 2015
By Rebecca Thornton and Ariella Park
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Annie Duflo
December 11, 2015
    I am thrilled to announce today the launch of ImpactMatters, an exciting new organization started by our founder, Dean Karlan.

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