January 28, 2019
Devex reports on Co-Impact's first round of grant awards, including a grant to scale-up Teaching at the Right Level, a collaboration between, IPA, J-PAL, Pratham, and a host of other governments and organizations to improve primary and remedial education beyond Zambia to across Africa.
January 03, 2019
Meagan Neal, a former J-PAL Policy Associate, writes about how IPA evidence on a remedial education approach known as Teaching at the Right Level helped the government of Zambia scale-up pilot programs to improve basic math and reading skills in primary school students.
November 27, 2018
Vox's Future Perfect writes on the effects of cash transfers compared to holistic "graduation" programs as well as how both approaches can be applied in conjunction with one another.
October 18, 2018
With the launch of their Future Perfect section, Vox discusses IPA research on cash benchmarking, comparing cash to the multi-faceted "graduation approach" to helping the poorest of the poor. They discuss how this worked in Uganda and a
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.