Media Coverage
January 05, 2021
NBC News reported from Sesame Street and from the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh on IPA's work with Sesame Workshop. Researchers helped develop two new muppets to speak to Rohingya refugee children and facilitate early childhood development efforts in the camp. Watch the story, which aired on the Today Show below, or read the text version from the button at the bottom.
Media Coverage
January 05, 2021
Variety covers IPA's work with Sesame Workshop designing Rohingya muppets to help refugee children with their cognitive and emotional development, with a focus on skills to respond to trauma.
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December 29, 2020
Editor’s Note: this is the second in a series of posts about adapting an ongoing policy project about digital payments with Bangladesh’s government to the current COVID-19 crisis.
 
Media Coverage
December 28, 2020
The New York Times reports on IPA's work with Sesame Workshop in Bangaldesh, creating Noor and Aziz, two new Rohingya muppets designed around the needs of children in the world's largest refugee camp.
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Mushfiq Mobarak
November 03, 2020
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Media Coverage
July 28, 2020
A Dhaka Tribune op-ed on the role of civil society organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, cites IPA's work in Bangladesh to track the virus and monitor its health and economic impacts.
Media Coverage
June 29, 2020
In an op-ed for Foreign Policy, researcher Mushfiq Mobarak discusses the implications of COVID-19 lockdowns for regions in which households commonly use seasonal migration to weather agricultural lean seasons.
Media Coverage
June 29, 2020
In a piece discussing COVID-19 and the risks of violent conflict, The Economist cites IPA research with Mushfiq Mobarak, C. Austin Davis, and Paula Lopez Peña in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh, which found that COVID-19 symptoms were prevalent among Rohingya refugees.
Media Coverage
May 27, 2020
The Atlantic and The Economist cover the impact of COVID-19 in developing countries, mentioning IPA Bangladesh's work using phone surveys to reduce risk and raise awareness and research on the Rohingya refugee's increased vulnerability.
Media Coverage
May 27, 2020
Yale News covers Professor Mushfiq Mobarak's work with IPA and others to measure and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
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May 22, 2020
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Media Coverage
April 28, 2020
In an interview with the Dhaka Tribune, Mushfiq Mobarak shares why he believes developing countries like Bangladesh may need different COVID-19 response measures than those in high-income countries. He also discusses ongoing work to repurpose IPA Bangalesh's research infrastructure to collect data and share public health messages relevant to COVID-19.
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April 23, 2020
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Mushfiq Mobarak presenting results
December 19, 2019

A long-time supporter of IPA recently gave me the gift of a very open-ended question—something along the lines of “So, how did things go this year?” 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 on the second pillar of our strategic ambition: sharing evidence strategically.

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