October 29, 2015
Over the last two decades, near universal access to primary schooling has been achieved in Ghana. Access at the secondary level has also improved, but secondary school is much more expensive, both for families and for the Government. Policymakers are now confronted with the next question: what, if anything, should be done to promote access to secondary school? To answer this question, it is important to understand the benefits of secondary school.
August 11, 2015
The Ghana Graphic reports on IPA's work there on a scalable way to improve early childhood education in the country.
July 06, 2015
IPA researcher Chris Blattman thoughtfully considers what we know about anti-poverty programs that work, and how to make them better. Specifically, he looks at our research on the Graduation model, the six-pronged approach to helping the poorest of the poor, whose results were recently published in Science.
June 24, 2015
IPA President and founder Dean Karlan has an op-ed in Reuters titled: New data reveals which approach to helping the poor actually works. He reviews what we know from the 6-country randomized controlled trials published in Science, testing the Graduation approach to helping those who live on less than $1.25 per day.
May 21, 2015
In The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof writes about IPA's Graduating the Ultra Poor studies recently published in Science.
May 14, 2015
May 15, 2015 NEW HAVEN CT - A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health. Published in Science (available here), the research tested the effectiveness of an approach known as the “Graduation model” in six countries by following 21,000 of the world’s poorest people for three years.
Lasse Brune, Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-akoto, Simone Schaner, Bram Thuysbaert, Christopher Udry, Dean Yang
December 23, 2014
December 18, 2014
IPA Founder and President, Dean Karlan, has an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which he discusses his and student Elijah Goldberg's analysis of 55,000 charitable organizations tax returns. Despite prominence of high profile fraudulent charities in many minds ("availability bias" in scientific terms), they find high overhead expenses very rare, and discusses why donors should skip checking organizations' overheads in favor of more meaningful outcomes.
December 01, 2014
Günther Fink, Julia Goldberg Raifman
November 03, 2014
November 03, 2014
Fox News reported on IPA's study using text messages to remind patients to take their medication. You can find the story here (note the country in which the study took place is Ghana, not Guinea). More information on the study is here, with a follow-up blog post reporting on qualitative findings here.
October 30, 2014
October 28, 2014
New study shows text messaging could be useful tool in fight against malaria
September 23, 2014
Rohini Pande, Selim Gulesci, Gregory Fischer, Oriana Bandiera, Antoinette Schoar, David Atkin
September 15, 2014