Media Coverage
November 27, 2018
Sweden's Sveriges Radio reports on an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda as both a news and feature piece.
Media Coverage
October 24, 2018
In an op-ed featured in Devex, Melissa Patsalides, a deputy assistant administrator for USAID writes on an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda, reflecting on what it means for the aid agency's views on testing effectiveness of programs around the world.
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
September 27, 2018
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Christine Emba writes on an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda, connecting it to a broader debate on the most effective methods to reduce poverty
Media Coverage
September 26, 2018
Vox's Dylan Matthews covers an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda and the context around it, including interviews with Berk Özler of the World Bank and Amanda Glassman of the Center for Global Development.
Media Coverage
September 25, 2018
Wired reports on an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The evaluation compared how a standard WASH and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition.
Media Coverage
September 25, 2018
GiveDirectly co-founders Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus write about a cash benchmarking evaluation in Rwanda. This IPA study compared a standard nutrition and WASH program to cash transfers.
Media Coverage
September 25, 2018
NPR's All Things Considered features an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The study compared a standard nutrition and WASH program to cash transfers.
Media Coverage
September 25, 2018
Quartz’s technology and science reporter, Michael Coren, reviews IPA’s cash benchmarking study in Rwanda.
Media Coverage
September 19, 2018
In the New York Times Fixes Column, Marc Gunther writes about an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The study compared how a standard WASH and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition. While that column was released before the results were out, you can read Gunther’s reflections on the implications of the results on his blog, here.
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:
Media Coverage
June 30, 2016
New Times reports on the spread of skills-based and entrepreneurship education promotion in Rwanda, based on the work of IPA and other organizations there.
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April 07, 2015

Rwanda’s national economy relies heavily on coffee, which accounts for 30% of the country’s exports. Coffee washing businesses that dry the farmers' coffee beans before export are an important part of the supply chain behind those exports. Each year, these stations require large loans over a short period of time to purchase beans. However, the volatility of coffee prices makes the sector risky for lenders, which means that coffee washing firms find it difficult to secure the loans they need to grow.

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February 02, 2015
Editor’s note: This cross-post appeared originally on NextBillion.net here.
 
Joshua Blumenstock
January 25, 2013
 
Continuing CGAP’s blog series on practitioners’ takes on our Impact and Policy Conference in Bangkok, Gordon Cooper, head of Emerging Market Solutions at Visa shares his perspective. There to moderate a panel on financial inclusion, he talks about what it was like to come from the private sector into a room full of academic researchers:
 

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