FIP banner 4.jpg
CREDIT: 
Tugela Rid
Sneha Stephen, Pooja Wagh
November 05, 2015
Digital technology is rapidly changing the way we design and offer financial products. Consumers who were unreachable by brick-and-mortar banks can now access formal financial services quickly and cheaply through their mobile phones or prepaid cards...
Jeffrey Mosenkis
October 13, 2015
   
September 21, 2015
By Colin Felsman IPA Colombia and J-PAL Latin America & Carribean, and Universidad de los Andes’ Center for the Study of Security and Drugs (CESED), recently convened policymakers, researchers, and civil society members to discuss proven...
CGAPBloghawker.jpg
CREDIT: 
Deba Prasad Roy
September 02, 2015
By Jamie Zimmerman   Editor's note, this is a cross posting by CGAP, which originally appeared on their blog. IPA, CGAP and others will be partnering to address these issues in the upcoming Responsible Finance Forum.  
August 13, 2015
We had a blog post reflecting on the recent East Africa Evidence Summit and five ways to make evidence useful for policy makers.
deworming2.jpg
Esther Duflo, Dean Karlan
August 06, 2015
Transparent sharing of data and analyses is crucial to good science and informs sound policy. The two organizations that we helped found, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) are committed to,...
Heidi McAnnally-Linz
July 15, 2015
In June, our Kenya team signed an MOU with the Kenyan government Vision 2030 program to collaborate on research outreach and public policy forums, particularly on themes related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Egypt Carpet
Ariela Alpert, Sarah Craig
July 10, 2015
Editors note: This is a cross-post with NextBillion.
7309673506_e4902ca24c_z.jpg
Stephanie Wykstra
April 15, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action was pleased to recently host a talk by Courtney Soderberg from the Center for Open Science (COS). COS aims to help researchers increase the transparency and reproducibility of their work.
rytcwashingstation.jpg
Ariela Alpert, Sarah Craig
April 07, 2015
Rwanda’s national economy relies heavily on coffee, which accounts for 30% of the country’s exports. Coffee washing businesses that dry the farmers' coffee beans before export are an important part of the supply chain behind those exports. Each year...
Financial_Inclusion.jpg
March 23, 2015
Until recently, achieving financial inclusion for the world’s unbanked poor was a pressing goal with perplexing obstacles. But in several countries across Asia, Africa and beyond, a possible solution is starting to emerge. Mobile payment systems...
burkina-faso-nolwenn-gontard.jpeg
CREDIT: 
Nolwenn Gontard
March 19, 2015
In October 2014 IPA’s West Africa programs director woke up at 5AM to his cell phone ringing and a staffer reassuring him “the Parliament is on fire, but don’t worry, everybody’s fine, we’re going to work from home today.” In a blog post below,...
microcredit_panel_photo.jpg
March 08, 2015
Researchers, policymakers, investors and practitioners joined forces to move forward in the dialogue around microcredit’s impact on the lives of the poor. Many themes emerged from the day, but perhaps the most salient came from Dean Karlan, who...
Access_to_Finance.jpg
Gregory Dobbels
March 02, 2015
Until recently, the drive towards financial inclusion was commonly framed in terms of access. Yet as the explosion of digital financial services and simplified account opening procedures have begun to make financial services accessible to the poor,...
Jeffrey Mosenkis
February 19, 2015
Inspired by previous years, it started out innocently enough: Hey @charlesjkenny are we doing #developmentvalentines again this year? — Timothy Ogden (@timothyogden) February 12, 2015
Mobile_Finance.jpg
Amber Davis, Zahra Niazi
February 02, 2015
Mobile money is spreading at a rapid pace throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. There are 203 million registered mobile money accounts worldwide and 256 mobile money services in operation, an impressive 100 percent increase over 2011. The...
Share of adults who saved at a formal financial institution in 2010
Gregory Dobbels
December 23, 2014
 
Cash_Transfers_Peru.jpg
Sophie Ayling
December 22, 2014
In Peru, the average recipient of a conditional cash transfer payment has to travel five hours to get to the nearest bank branch or ATM, spending 10% of the payment in transportation costs along the way.  
Digital_Finance.jpg
Sneha Stephen, Pooja Wagh
December 17, 2014
In the past couple of decades, the world has experienced a radical shift in the way information is accessed and delivered. The technological revolution has made it possible for most people in rich countries and a significant number in poor countries...
infographic_World_Bank.jpg
Laura Burke
December 10, 2014
  Development policy should be redesigned to reflect new insights about human behavior, according to a new World Bank report. The report calls on the development community to shift its agenda based on new insights in behavioral economics, and...

Pages