Announcement
August 15, 2017
The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is launching its first request for proposals, through an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form available now. Expressions of Interest are due on September 15, 2017. The P&R Program is designed to support field experiments and related research in several broad areas:
Media Coverage
January 24, 2017
Colombia’s largest newspaper, El Tiempo, reports on an IPA study in Bogotá. The study is the largest RCT of its kind, and shows that hotspot policing and municipal services can reduce crime. [In Spanish] El periódico más grande de Colombia, El Tiempo, informa sobre una evaluación de IPA en Bogotá. La investigación es la evaluación aleatorizada más grande de este tema, y muestra que es posible que patrullaje policial y servicios municipales concentrado en zonas críticas pueda reducir crimen.
Media Coverage
January 24, 2017
Hear researcher Santiago Tobón on Colombia’s Caracol Radio discussing new findings on crime reduction at the link below. [In Spanish]   Escucha al investigador Santiago Tobón en Caracol Radio de Colombia, discutiendo los resultados sobre reduccion de cimen en el enlace de abajo.
Media Coverage
January 23, 2017
RCN radio reports on our new results from Colombia on reductions in crime from hotspot policing and municipal services. [In Spanish] Radio RCN informa sobre nuestros resultados nuevos desde Colombia sobre reducciones en crimen debidas a intensificación en patrullaje policial y recolección de basuras e iluminación.
Media Coverage
January 23, 2017
Colombia’s Caracol Radio reports on the presentation of IPA’s new findings from Bogata, on reducing insecurity by 20% using hotspot policing and city services to clean up neighborhoods. [In Spanish] Radio Caracol en Colombia informa sobre la presentación de los resultados nuevos de IPA en Bogotá. Los resultados precisan una reducción de de 20% de la inseguridad a través de un aumento en patrullaje policial y la recolección de basura y el mejoramiento del alumbrado público en zonas críticas.
Announcement
December 01, 2016
On December 1st, IPA Colombia launched a partnership with the Bogota Department of Social Integration in order to develop a research agenda in 2017 around early childhood, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, and the elderly. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they express their intention to work together in 2017.
Media Coverage
May 30, 2016
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo was interviewed by Colombia's business and economics daily Portafolio, where she discussed IPA's work on microcredit, unconditional cash transfers, and small and medium enterprises there.
Announcement
February 18, 2016
The non-profit organization, which has already worked on 10 evaluations of this type in Colombia, will now collaborate with the Victims Unit thanks to this letter of intent. Bogota D.C.  February 12, 2016 Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Victims Unit will evaluate the basic humanitarian assistance provided by the government entity to the internally displaced people, thanks to the memorandum of understanding signed last Friday. 
September 21, 2015

By Colin Felsman

IPA Colombia and J-PAL Latin America & Carribean, and Universidad de los Andes’ Center for the Study of Security and Drugs (CESED), recently convened policymakers, researchers, and civil society members to discuss proven solutions and pressing questions surrounding conflict and post-conflict contexts. 

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Jeanne Lafortune
December 17, 2014

In the past couple of decades, the world has experienced a radical shift in the way information is accessed and delivered. The technological revolution has made it possible for most people in rich countries and a significant number in poor countries to become knowledgeable on any imaginable topic.

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Gharad Bryan, Pamela Jakiela, Dean Karlan, Daniel Keniston, Antoinette Schoar
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.