Mariel, Laura, Annie
March 10, 2021

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the second of three blog posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in government and promoting a culture of evidence-based policymaking within their institutions, how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their work, and what long-term impacts they hope to achieve in the sectors in which they work.

Olga and Hilda
March 08, 2021

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the first of three posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in government and promoting a culture of evidence-based policymaking within their institutions, how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their work, and what long-term impacts they hope to achieve in the sectors in which they work.

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.
Bangladesh masks study
January 28, 2021
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Media Coverage
January 05, 2021
La República covers the impact of an IPA-valued VAT cash assistance program on building household financial resilience during the pandemic.
Media Coverage
December 26, 2020
[In Spanish] Colombia's largest daily newspaper, El Tiempo, discusses new findings on criminal governmance in Medellín. Researchers recently presented findings on how combos, local crime organizations, have substituted for local government providing many municipal services. Researcher Santiago Tobón cautions against knee-jerk reactions by the government and says the situation is complex and may require innovative approaches to serving communities. 
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December 03, 2020

As Colombia continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, it must—like many countries—address the twin concerns of protecting its population’s health and reactivating its hard-hit economy. The success of the government’s economic policies necessitates an understanding of how Colombians have fared in recent months and what challenges they continue to face.

Media Coverage
July 27, 2020
Colombia's La Silla Vacía interviews IPA Peace & Recovery Director Sebastian Chaskel on the economic impact of COVID-19. Chaskel shares results from the RECOVR survey in Colombia. The podcast also features several first-person accounts of unemployment in the country. To learn more about the survey results, see our blog post here.
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July 08, 2020

By swiftly enacting a national lockdown and sticking with it until a slow and partial reopening in June, Colombia has so far been spared the high COVID-19 infection rate and the related death toll of some of its neighbors like Brazil and Peru.

MedGlobal volunteer in Colombia
June 17, 2020

“The government expects a presentation of the findings in nine days,” we heard over a video call from one of our in-country staff members in Mexico City. He was referring to the results of the RECOVR (Research for Effective COVID-19 Response) survey, an effort we started in April in order to put IPA’s expertise at policymakers’ disposal to support them in their pandemic response.

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