November 12, 2014
Now Accepting Proposals: Competitive Research Fund on Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprise Growth
Heather Lanthorn
November 03, 2014
  Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Heather Lanthorn, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health, who worked on the SMS reminders for malaria study. After the data collection was complete, she conducted a qualitative follow-up...
Pooja Wagh, Beniamino Savonitto
October 23, 2014
    Uganda has one of the highest primary school drop-out rates in the world. Though the country abolished most primary school fees in 1997, a recent UNICEF report found that 81% of parents cited financial constraints as the reason why their...
Amber Davis
October 20, 2014
  In Uganda, nearly half of surveyed adults were unable to correctly answer a question about interest rates according to a recent Finscope study. When asked “If you were offered a loan with 5% monthly interest rate and a loan with 20% annual...
Ariela Alpert, Sarah Craig, Lucia Sanchez
October 06, 2014
  Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in The Broker Business training programs are a popular tool used by policy-makers to promote SME growth. However, recent evidence suggests that these programs rarely lead to firm growth or job creation...
Street vendors in Hyderabad, India
Aaron Dibner-Dunlap, Ayso van Eysinga
September 29, 2014
Nathanael Goldberg
September 23, 2014
September 18, 2014
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Ariela Alpert, Sarah Craig
September 15, 2014
Pitchaya Indravudh
August 07, 2014
  Editor's Note: This entry is cross-posted with the Georgetown School of Foreign Service's blog.  
Fatine Guedira
August 04, 2014
Ariela Alpert, Marina Turlakova
July 07, 2014
In developing countries small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are thought to be an important source of innovation and employment because of their flexibility in responding to new market opportunities and their potential for growth.
Rachel Levenson
June 25, 2014
  Growing up in the California Bay Area with temperate weather year round, seasonality to me meant the difference between putting on a t-shirt or a light sweater in the morning. However, here in Eastern Zambia, seasonality affects a lot more than...
June 24, 2014
IPA founder Dean Karlan and Project Associate Nate Barker took a break from their work on Ultra Poor Graduation pilots to crunch some World Cup numbers for the New York Times' The Upshot. They suggest a utilitarian approach, ranking the teams in the...
May 29, 2014
  Editor’s note, this post originally appeared on the CFED blog here.  
May 28, 2014
  The US Household Finance Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action is today introducing a new Twitter account, called @IPA_US. Contrary to what our handle might suggest, we will not be tweeting about our affinity for fragrant hops and craft...
Thomas Munthali
May 15, 2014
February 04, 2014