Media Coverage
December 20, 2019
Quartz interviews researcher Justin Sandefur about new results from Liberia's experiment having public schools run by eight private sector and non-profit school operators.
Media Coverage
December 20, 2019
The Economist reports on three-year results of an RCT evaluating public-private partnerships of schools in Liberia and their impact on learning outcomes.
Mushfiq Mobarak presenting results
December 19, 2019

A long-time supporter of IPA recently gave me the gift of a very open-ended question—something along the lines of “So, how did things go this year?” As we close a very eventful 2019, it was refreshing to be able to recollect some highlights of IPA’s policy engagement around the world and reflect on what we’ve learned and where we’re going next on the second pillar of our strategic ambition: sharing evidence strategically.

Media Coverage
December 18, 2019
Devex reports on the new results of a three-year randomized control trial conducted by IPA and the Center for Global Development evaluating the Liberian Education Advancement Partnership (LEAP), which piloted private school operators running government schools.
Modern Man project
Enumerators conducting surveys for the Modern Man Challenge evaluation.
CREDIT: 
Ellen Bates-Jefferys
Jeannie Annan
August 19, 2019

This cross-posting is the third in a series on the International Rescue Committee and IPA's Modern Man Challenge study.

Media Coverage
May 28, 2019
The Economist reports on an experimental program aiming to reduce Chicago's murder rate by providing high-risk men with job training and therapy on de-escalating and avoiding violence. The program applies findings from an IPA study in Liberia on the impacts of cognitive behavioral therapy and cash grants to combat violence and crime among street youth. [Note: article may be gated].
Media Coverage
July 18, 2018
Devex reports on the Governance, Conflict, and Crime Initiative (GCCI), a joint IPA and J-PAL initiative that was granted funding through the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). GCCI's goal is to support RCTs piloted through IPA and J-PAL to generate much-needed evidence on solutions to conflict and corruption, particularly in fragile states. Devex outlines some of these pilot evaluations and key takeaways from a London event in early June.
Media Coverage
January 22, 2018
Last year, IPA published midline results for a study of Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), a program that outsources the management of certain schools in Liberia to private operators. In an op-ed for BBC, David Laws—a former education minister in the United Kingdom and an advisor to Liberia's government for the PSL project—reflects on the findings. 
Media Coverage
November 10, 2017
The Economist covers the preliminary results of an IPA evaluation on outsourcing in Liberian schools. Learn more about the preliminary results here.
Media Coverage
November 10, 2017
Devex recently discussed the preliminary results of IPA's evaluation of a program that outsources the management of certain schools in Liberia to private operators. Read more about those preliminary results here.
Media Coverage
September 17, 2017
Opinião e Notícia (Brazil) reports on the preliminary midline results of IPA's evaluation of a program that outsources the management of certain schools in Liberia to private operators. Read our full report on the results here. 
September 07, 2017

By Mauricio Romero, Justin Sandefur and Wayne Aaron Sandholtz

Announcement
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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