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 (...
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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?
Modern Man project
May 23, 2019
While the Modern Man Challenge has been prototyped, tested, and improved in several rounds prior to a randomized control trial that is currently running, earlier this year we also decided to test a variation of the challenge through multiple...
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Samasource is driven by a mission to expand opportunity for low-income people through the digital economy. Photo courtesy of Samasource.
May 15, 2019
What's it like to have your program studied with an RCT? IPA spoke with our partner Samasource about the opportunities and challenges of partnering on an evaluation.
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Jeannie Annan, Ellen Bates-Jefferys
April 24, 2019
IPA's IPV Initiative is leveraging existing studies to create stronger evidence to address intimate partner violence.
Annie Duflo
April 08, 2019
Radha Rajkotia has joined IPA as our Chief Research & Policy Officer.
Philippines theory of change workshop
Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, Bethany Park, Maria Jessa Grace Cruz, Riza Halili
February 28, 2019
(Editor's note: The title of this post has been updated.) IPA pursues many strategies to move evidence to policy impact, but one that engenders particularly meaningful partnerships is to work from within governments, whether through embedding staff...
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Michael Rosenbaum
February 25, 2019
If you’re a teacher in the United States with a student loan, you can get $5,000 to $17,500 of your student loans forgiven by the federal government after five consecutive years of teaching in low-income schools. To do this, you’d have to first...
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Heidi McAnnally-Linz, Suleiman Asman
January 02, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part two in a series on what IPA has learned about making sure evidence gets used, and what we hope to do more of in the future.  See part one, laying out our new strategic ambition, here.  
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Annie Duflo
December 18, 2018
What does it take to move evidence to policy? Introducing our Theory of Action, and a new strategic plan to make it happen.
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Jeffrey Mosenkis
November 21, 2018
James Habyarimana, William Jack
July 02, 2018
Co-written with Alejandra Martinez
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Sharon Wolf
June 22, 2018
Editor's note: This cross-posting appeared originally on the BOLD blog. 
Miguel Angel Jimenez Gallardo
May 14, 2018
The transition from informal, group-based, financial services to formal, individual-based, digital financial services may come about with some unintended consequences, such as the reduction of the positive effects linked to social pressure.
Miguel Angel Jimenez Gallardo
May 14, 2018
La transición de un modelo de servicios financieros informales grupales hacia servicios financieros digitales formales e individuales puede traer consigo consecuencias inesperadas, como lo es la reducción de los efectos positivos ligados a la...
April 30, 2018
Imagine you were just handed a check – a check in addition to and larger than most of your paychecks. Do you know what you would do with this money? And what would it take to change your mind?