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:

Media Coverage
January 28, 2019
In an op-ed for El Comercio, Oswaldo Molina writes on IPA research conducted by Andrew Dustan, Stanislao Moldonado, and Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte evaluating the impact of behavioral nudges to improve the performance of public officials.
Media Coverage
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.
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
July 18, 2018
Peru’s Gestión reports on a study in development between that country’s pension fund administrator and IPA to test the impact of matching contributions on enrollment and contributions to pensions among workers in Lima.
Media Coverage
June 29, 2018
Peru's El Comercio reports on IPA's work studying the effects of matching contributions on employees saving for retirement. Researchers from the University of Maryland and Universidad del Pacifico are testing whether matching contributions can encourage informal workers at small firms to save more.