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:
Media Coverage
September 23, 2016
Brown University news site highlights the IPA study The Role of Fees and Information in Healthcare Decisions in Mali, which tested the theory that subsidies for health care are likely to cause overuse of medical care or unnecessary clinic visits that waste precious medical resources.
Hamadoun Bocoum
Anja Sautmann, Mark Dean
July 21, 2016

Media Coverage
May 05, 2016
Burkina Faso's L'Economiste has a feature article about Brown University economist and IPA researcher Anja Sautmann's research into ways to better detect and treat childhood illnesses and prevent deaths in Mali.
Media Coverage
April 09, 2015
Burkina Faso's Tribune profiles PI Lori Beaman and the role of randomized controlled trials in development using the project Agricultural Microfinance in Mali as an example. 
Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry, Bram Thuysbaert, Lori Beaman
May 23, 2013

In Sub-Saharan Africa, most labor employed on the farm and in family enterprises is family labor. When we account for the time by family members on the farm and enterprise profits, we find that they are making less per hour than they would be making in the unskilled informal labor market.

Sarah Custer
December 08, 2011

Sarah Custer, a Project Associate for the Saving for Change project in Mali, had the winning entry from the inaugural J-PAL/IPA Photo Contest. Her blog post provides context for the photograph:

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, David McKenzie, Lori Beaman, Andrew Dillon, Karthik Muralidharan, Michael Kremer, Halsey Rogers, Marcel Fafchamps, Christopher Woodruff, Pascaline Dupas
June 27, 2011

Surprising Results of Microfinance

In a recent article in Science, Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman find that small loans in the Philippines helped households manage risk, but did nothing for business growth, and actually seemed to reduce subjective wellbeing.


Glenna Gordon
May 06, 2010

Here's a nice article written by Chris Dunford and the gang at Freedom from Hunger.  Freedom from Hunger is certainly an organization that understands the value of rigorous evaluation.  They have worked with IPA in Benin,...