Bangladesh masks study
January 28, 2021
Bangladesh masks study


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.

Media Coverage
June 20, 2019
El Nuevo Siglo recaps a panel in Colombia sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC with economist Catalina Goméz Toro and the Secretaries of Security of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali.
Media Coverage
June 04, 2019
In VoxDex, researchers Marcela Eslava, John Haltiwa
Philippines theory of change workshop
February 28, 2019

(Editor's note: The title of this post has been updated.)

IPA pursues many strategies to move evidence to policy impact, but one that engenders particularly meaningful partnerships is to work from within governments, whether through embedding staff within government offices or facilitating the institutionalization of an “evidence unit” within a ministry. For example:

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:


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