Media Coverage
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.
Media Coverage
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.
DFM program still
Oswaldo Molina, Christopher Neilson, Francisco Gallego
March 17, 2021
DFM program still

A still from the telenovela “Decidiendo para un Futuro Mejor” (Choosing a Better Future).

Mariel, Laura, Annie
March 10, 2021

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the second of three blog posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in government and promoting a culture of evidence-based policymaking within their institutions, how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their work, and what long-term impacts they hope to achieve in the sectors in which they work.

Bangladesh masks study
January 28, 2021
Bangladesh masks study

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Media Coverage
January 13, 2020
On Tyler Cowen's podcast, Abhijit Banerjee mentions his work with Esther Duflo, Dean Karlan, and others on a
MineduLAB Peru
December 06, 2019

By Annie Chumpitaz Torres and Besnart Simunchembu Kangalu

Editor’s Note: Annie Chumpitaz Torres is Head of Monitoring and Strategic Evaluation at the Ministry of Education in Peru. Besnart Simunchembu Kangalu is Principal Planning and Policy Officer at the Ministry of General Education in Zambia. 

Media Coverage
October 29, 2019
Writing in Forbes, Michael T. Nietzel argues in favor of problem-based learning as an educational approach.
Media Coverage
October 28, 2019
Diario Correo writes on Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo—winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics alon
Media Coverage
August 26, 2019
PBS NewsHour reported from Ethiopia on IPA's research examining the Ultra-Poor Graduation model, which targets the world's poorest.
Media Coverage
May 01, 2019
IPA Founder Dean Karlan spoke with one of Peru's largest newspapers, El Comercio, about how to increase contributions to retirement savings in Peru. They discussed how nudges can play an important role in creating saving habits but also noted that reminders for automated payroll individual can be counterproductive and that they might even be best off forgetting they have an account.
Media Coverage
March 25, 2019
Paraguay's ABC Color reports on a study in progress with the country's Ministry of Finance, testing whether a pension program for senior citizens improves the economic wellbeing and quality of life of its participants.
Philippines theory of change workshop
February 28, 2019

(Editor's note: The title of this post has been updated.)

IPA pursues many strategies to move evidence to policy impact, but one that engenders particularly meaningful partnerships is to work from within governments, whether through embedding staff within government offices or facilitating the institutionalization of an “evidence unit” within a ministry. For example:

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