Media Coverage
June 30, 2022
A Vox article on the relative pros and cons of the ultra poor graduation model cites two IPA studies: one in Niger on the impact of providing women with both financial and psychosocial support; and a large-scale study of graduation programs in Ethiopia, 
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March 31, 2022
Science's policy forum includes reflections from several prominent IPA-affiliated researchers on the impacts of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and how to best address them.
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August 31, 2021
A piece in The Guardian argues for the need to prioritize the response to COVID-19 and other viruses in developing countries and cites a survey conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions which found overall that people in lower-income countries were more interested in getting a COVID vaccine than in the higher-icnome countries studied.
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July 30, 2021
Nature's news service highlights key findings from a study conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions surveying nearly 45,000 people in 12 countries which found willingness to get a COVID vaccination was higher in lower-income countries than in Russia and the U.S. 
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July 30, 2021
Yale University's School of Management features their research in collaboration with IPA and Stanford University to NORMalize mask-wearing in Bangladesh.
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July 30, 2021
Pakistan Observer reports on support from local and international partners to NORMalize mask-wearing in Lahore, an effort recently bolstered by the social media campaign, #Lahore Mask Pehnta Hey (Lahore Wears Masks).
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July 19, 2021
Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%). 
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July 16, 2021
Nature Medicine features commentary by Shingai Machingaidze and Charles Shey Wiysonge on the new study "COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries." They argue that the findings of the study "suggest that prioritizing distribution of vaccines to LMICs is justified not only on equity grounds but also on the expectation of higher marginal returns in maximizing global coverage at a faster rate."
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June 28, 2021
In an op-ed for The Indian Express, Mushfiq Mobarak, Maha Rehman, and Satchit Balsari write on the need for collaboration between countries in South Asia to address COVID-19 in the region, citing the scale-up of an IPA-tested model in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing.
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April 30, 2021
BRAC's Lindsay Coates & J-PAL's John Floretta reflect in Project Syndicate on the need for evidence-based poverty solutions in the time of COVID-19.
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June 29, 2020
In Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, IPA's Director of Financial Inclusion Rebecca Rouse and researcher Farah Said discuss the threat that COVID-19 poses to Pakistan's microfinance sector. The op-ed draws on findings from an IPA-funded study in which Said and her co-researchers surveyed microenterprise owners soon after the pandemic's onset.
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January 13, 2020
On Tyler Cowen's podcast, Abhijit Banerjee mentions his work with Esther Duflo, Dean Karlan, and others on a
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August 26, 2019
PBS NewsHour reported from Ethiopia on IPA's research examining the Ultra-Poor Graduation model, which targets the world's poorest.
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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.
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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

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