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.
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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?
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.
Modern Man Challenge
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...