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.
Media Coverage
October 28, 2020
L'Economiste du Faso features an overview from Shana Warren and Elliott Collins on how IPA’s RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire evaluated the multi-sectoral impact of COVID-19.
Media Coverage
August 31, 2020
Ivorian news site FratMat covers IPA’s RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, which meausured  the impact of COVID-19 across several key sectors. IPA recently shared the results as part of our RECOVR webinar series in English and French. (Note: Article in French).
IPA Côte d'Ivoire signs MoU with DGE
June 11, 2020

How do we ensure that people who already live hand to mouth aren’t starving during lockdown? Should we even lock down? Should we reopen businesses—and how? How do we do distance learning well? Are cash transfers helping people stay home? Who needs cash transfers the most? 

Media Coverage
November 25, 2019
L'Economiste du Faso covers an IPA co-hosted training on the evaluation of youth employment programs in the Sahel. IPA co-organized the training with the International Labour Organization (ILO), Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), and Luxembourg Aid and Development from November 18-19 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Media Coverage
November 22, 2019
L'Economiste du Faso covers a study in Burkina Faso evaluating the effect of a radio campaign promoting family planning practices. The campaign increased contraceptive use—and in some cases, resulted in more consistent use—and countered myths about the potential side effects of contraception. The results of this study were presented at a dissemination event in Ouagadougou on November 7.
Media Coverage
November 22, 2019
L'Economiste du Faso covers IPA presenting at the Research Meets Africa Conference on October 21 and 23. The conference was part of the 2019 African Microfinance Week (SAM), a week-long conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years.
Media Coverage
May 28, 2019
In light of the increased role of media in India's 2019 Lok Sabha elections, J-PAL South Asia's Vidita Priyadarshini and Shagun Sabarwal write about what research in the U.S. and Sierra Leone 
Media Coverage
February 11, 2019
L'Economiste du Faso features evidence from an IPA study on marketing rainfall insurance to the urban relatives of rural farmers to increase uptake for the latter's benefit.
Media Coverage
June 04, 2018
Burkina Faso's L'Economiste features an article about a study done by Malte Lierl and IPA Burkina Faso evaluating the effect of local elections on corruption, social norms, and civic enagement. (Note: in French).

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