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...
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Thomas Munthali
May 15, 2014
 
February 04, 2014
Julia Brown
January 22, 2014
  In the real world, we often find that consumers respond differently from the ways theories predict. The more we are able to conduct rigorous research to better understand what products are most effective, the better we will be at focusing...
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Jeffrey Mosenkis
December 16, 2013
  We’ve long been fans of the charity rating organization GiveWell. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Farhad Manjoo explains  
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Pooja Wagh, Anna Cash
October 09, 2013
 
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Ali Ouedraogo
September 27, 2013
Editor’s note: This guest posting is by IPA intern Ali Ouedraogo.  
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Dean Karlan
September 26, 2013
  This post originally appeared on NextBillion.net.
Annie Duflo
September 25, 2013
  It is with great sadness that I write as IPA mourns those our community lost, along with the many others, in the Nairobi Westgate attack. We are all shocked by this tragic event.    
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Pooja Wagh, Beniamino Savonitto
September 13, 2013
This post originally appeared on NextBillion.net.
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Jeffrey Mosenkis
August 21, 2013
 
August 07, 2013
  Following up on her keynote address at the Evidence on Innovations in Financial Capability conference in June, Ms. Carolina Trivelli, a researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in...
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Anna Cash
August 01, 2013
  On July 26, 2013, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)’s Financial Products Innovation Fund Working Group convened its second meeting in New York City. This meeting brought together researchers, financial institutions, policymakers, funders, and...
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Beniamino Savonitto
July 22, 2013
This cross-post with the Center for Financial Inclusion's blog was written by Beniamino Savonitto, Project Director of the Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund.  
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Anna Cash
July 08, 2013
  We know that saving is supposed be our best bet for planning for the future, but could smart shopping for debt be more important?  According to Jonathan Zinman, Director of IPA’s US Household Finance Initiative (USHFI), “Despite all the focus on...
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Rohit Naimpally
July 02, 2013
  For a short summary of Day 1 of the conference, click here.   Day 2 at the Evidence on Innovations in Savings and Payments conference in Kampala focused on the exciting sphere of mobile financial services. Topics covered included the use of mobile...
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John Branch
July 01, 2013
Foreign Policy’s July/August issue features a couple of interesting articles.   
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