June 29, 2018
National Public Radio's podcast Rough Translation goes to Ghana to explore IPA's work on improving the early childhood education system there. Researcher Sharon Wolf explains the unexpected barrier the data showed.
The Perils and Promises of Listening to Parents: Encountering Unexpected Barriers to Improving Preschool in Ghana
Sharon Wolf, Jere R. Behrman, J. Lawrence Aber
June 22, 2018
May 30, 2018
NPR's Morning Edition reports on IPA's research on improving the way early childhood educators in Ghana teach.
Sharon Wolf, J. Lawrence Aber
April 27, 2018
December 27, 2017
IPA's evaluation of Making Ghanaian Girls Great (MGCubed), a program of satellite-transmitted classes for pupils in rural Ghana, is mentioned in this News Ghana report about the Varkey Foundation's plans to invest further in the program.
October 17, 2017
GhanaWeb highlights the Early Childhood Education Dissemination Event, at which IPA researchers presented the results of two IPA studies about early childhood education in Ghana.
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:
Savings Groups Lead to Increased Financial Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment, New Three-Country Study Finds
May 08, 2017
New Haven, CT May 8 - Savings groups popular in rural areas of developing countries – in which people pool money for saving and borrowing – empower women, increase business investment, and provide greater access to financial services, according to a new three-country study released in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
April 05, 2017
GhanaWeb has a recap of the recent large Ghana Education Evidence Summit, where a number of stakeholders gathered to discuss evidence-based education solutions. Read the full article below, or find more about the conference here.
February 27, 2017
On February 27, IPA Ghana signed an MOU with the Ghana Education Service (GES), the government division responsible for Ghana’s pre-tertiary education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary schooling). Through this MOU, GES and IPA aim to:
January 01, 2017
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo and Senior Policy Communications Associate Jeff Mosenkis write about our work in The Washington Post. Arguing against prevailing views that the world is getting worse, they show that many measures of poverty have been improving, and cite four recent areas where we've learned what works. Read the full piece from the link below.
October 06, 2016
The Economist talks about IPA's work in microcredit, flexible repayment loans, and ultra-poor graduation studies.
October 05, 2016
For the 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2 per day, shocks such as illness, crop failures, livestock deaths, farming-equipment breakdowns and even wedding or funeral expenses can be enough to tip them, their families, or even an entire community below the poverty line. A major challenge for international development efforts is determining which financial tools provide durable buffers against such setbacks.
September 07, 2016
NPR's Planet Money talks with IPA's Lindsey Shaughnessy, and researchers Dean Karlan and Chris Udry of Yale about IPA's research in Ghana uncovering why farmers don't invest more in their field. Here's the full episode "The Risk Farmers" and the shorter version from Morning Edition
August 18, 2016
Ghana Education Evidence Summit “Towards Quality Education in Ghana: Using Evidence to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes”28 March 2017Call for Papers Announcement