Media Coverage
August 31, 2021
NPR's Goats and Soda blog tells the story behind IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing, reflecting on how this research could potentially help inform COVID-19 prevention efforts in the U.S.
Media Coverage
July 30, 2021
Yale University's School of Management features their research in collaboration with IPA and Stanford University to NORMalize mask-wearing in Bangladesh.
Media Coverage
July 30, 2021
Northwestern Univesity expands on results from a paper in February 2021 on the economic impact of COVID-19 in nine lower- and middle-income countries. Overall, findings showed the pandemic took a significant toll on key livelihood outcomes—including food security, employment, and domestic violence—across several LMICs and that the economic shock will have long-term consequences.
a2i center, Rajbari, Bangladesh
July 07, 2021
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of posts about adapting an ongoing policy project about digital payments with Bangladesh’s government to the current COVID-19 crisis. While the characters in this article, Kamala and her daughter, are fictional, their experience is based on that of many women IPA interviewed in our latest monitoring survey.
 
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Media Coverage
June 28, 2021
Bangladesh's The Daily Star features an op-ed with Mushfiq Mobarak and Asif Saleh on IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing through No-cost free masks distribution door-to-door, Offering information on mask-wearing via video and brochures, Reinforcement in-person and in public, and Modelling and endorsement by
Media Coverage
June 28, 2021
In an op-ed for The Indian Express, Mushfiq Mobarak, Maha Rehman, and Satchit Balsari write on the need for collaboration between countries in South Asia to address COVID-19 in the region, citing the scale-up of an IPA-tested model in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing.
Media Coverage
May 26, 2021
In the Dhaka Tribune, Mushfiq Mobarak describes how the "polite intervention" of a Bangladesh study normalizing community mask-wearing was shown to be more effective than the threat of legal punishment.
Media Coverage
May 26, 2021
Business Standard reports on how a recent study on mask use in Bangladesh could inform public policy in rural parts of India. To start this scale-up, the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is piloting a similar project for the two million women in its network in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Note: The article is gated.
Media Coverage
May 26, 2021
Bangladesh's Financial Express article describes the efficacy of IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing through: No-cost free masks distribution door-to-door, Offering information on mask-wearing via video and brochures, Reinforcement in-person and in public, and Modelling and endorsement by trusted leaders. This approach has helped inform and influence local policy to promote mask use in Dhaka.
Sesame workshop YouTube video still
February 24, 2021

Editor’s note: For the first time, Sesame Workshop unveiled two new Muppet characters designed to resonate with Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh as part of its Play to Learn program with the LEGO Foundation, BRAC, and the International Rescue Committee.

Media Coverage
February 23, 2021
 "This is not a slow burn of a recession. This happened really fast. What that means is that people don't really have time to have prepared for it." IPA's Shana Warren describes to NPR what she and 25 co-authors found from tracking how 30,000 households in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone were affected by the COVID crisis. She describes how the povety  consequences around the wold have been different and worse than what we've seen in past.
Media Coverage
February 23, 2021
Vox reports on the results from a new paper that features data on the economic shock of the pandemic experienced by tens of thousands of vulnerable households across nine lower- and middle-income countries. The phone survey conducted from April to July 2020 found that while the effects varied significantly country by country, overall, developing nations are weathering higher rates of food insecurity, loss of income, and other negative long-term impacts.
Media Coverage
February 23, 2021
In Reuters, Shana Warren, one of the 20 co-authors of a recently published study on the impact of COVID-19 in nine lower- and middle-income countries, argues that emergency cash assistance is vital to helping economically disadvantaged households stay afloat while curbing the spread of the virus.
Media Coverage
February 22, 2021
The Financial Times reports on findings from a new survey of an estimated 100,000 people in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nepal, and the Philippines between April and June last year.
Press Release
February 05, 2021
Washington, D.C..—The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in developing countries across the globe, according to a new study by an international team of economists.

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