Media Coverage
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.
Media Coverage
May 21, 2015
In The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof writes about IPA's Graduating the Ultra Poor studies recently published in Science.
Press Release
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.
Share of adults who saved at a formal financial institution in 2010
Lasse Brune, Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-akoto, Simone Schaner, Bram Thuysbaert, Christopher Udry, Dean Yang
December 23, 2014
 
Media Coverage
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.
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Günther Fink, Julia Goldberg Raifman
November 03, 2014
 
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Heather Lanthorn, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health, who worked on the SMS reminders for malaria study. After the data collection was complete, she conducted a qualitative follow-up which she explains below.
 
 
Media Coverage
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.
Press Release
October 28, 2014
New study shows text messaging could be useful tool in fight against malaria  
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Rohini Pande, Selim Gulesci, Gregory Fischer, Oriana Bandiera, Antoinette Schoar, David Atkin
September 15, 2014
 
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August 07, 2014
 
Editor's Note: This entry is cross-posted with the Georgetown School of Foreign Service's blog.

 

Media Coverage
August 04, 2014
Media Coverage
July 07, 2014
In the Upshot section of the New York Times, IPA founder and president Dean Karlan applies IPA's utilitarian methodology to choosing a World Cup team. With data crunched by IPA's Nate Barker, Karlan ranks each team according to the impact on world happiness its victory would have: 

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