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:
Anne Karing
February 16, 2017

By Anne Karing and Arthur Baker

Editor’s note: This cross-post originally appeared on the Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) blog

Media Coverage
July 05, 2016
Rachel Glennerster writes in Burkina Faso's L'Economiste about her research with IPA in Sierra Leone on how knowledge of candidates affects voters. (Note: in French)
Media Coverage
May 13, 2016
In the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Rachel Glennerster reviews what we know about how societies recover after war in light of IPA's new findings. She covers the new research, and why it's critical to understand how to heal societies after war.
Media Coverage
May 13, 2016
Reuters reports on the new research from IPA in Sierra Leone on community reconciliation after war came at a cost: While forgiveness toward perpetrators increased, the prevalence of severe trauma among the participants was more than a third higher than among those who didn't take part in the project, said the study, published in the journal Science.
Media Coverage
May 13, 2016
Pacific Standard  covers IPA's research on the benefits and tolls of post-war reconciliation in Sierra Leone.
Media Coverage
May 13, 2016
Voice of America interviews IPA researcher Oeindrila Dube about the new research from Sierra Leone in Science and its implications for the design of post-war reconciliation programs. The story also appeared in the New Delhi Times.
Media Coverage
May 13, 2016
Spain's El Economista covers the recent research from Sierra Leone on post-civil war reconciliation (link below), La Cuarta Columna also covered it here.
Media Coverage
May 13, 2016
De acuerdo con un estudio realizado en Sierra Leona, África, las víctimas que hacen parte de las llamadas “comisiones de la verdad” presentan niveles más elevados de depresión, ansiedad y traumas.
Press Release
May 12, 2016
NEW HAVEN, May 13, 2016 — Civil wars divide nations along social, economic and political lines, often pitting neighbors against each other.
March 29, 2016

By Anne Karing and Arthur Baker

Note: this posting originally appeared on the BERI blog here.

Media Coverage
February 19, 2016
Sierra Leone's Awoko news featured IPA's study there on how electoral debates influence voting, with a photo of PI Rachel Glennerseter. Read the full story below.
Media Coverage
January 29, 2016
NPR's Hidden Brain podcast featured IPA Sierra Leone's project on reconciliation and forgiveness. PI Oeindrila Dube explains the RCT and potential hidden costs of programs such as this.
Media Coverage
November 10, 2015
Political debates are good even when they’re bad. Even when candidates are cringe-worthy, they’re cringe-worthy in public view. And voters learn about all the candidates, not just new ones. In the United States, for example, Hillary Clinton has been center stage in political life for 24 years. Donald Trump is the very definition of “overexposed.” Still, the debates tell us new things about them — their positions, temperament, grace under pressure (or lack thereof), charisma and political skill.
Media Coverage
February 06, 2015
The development news site DevEx discusses rebuilding West African economies after Ebola, referencing IPA's work studying the disease's economic impact. Read more about IPA's work to support the response to Ebola here, and more on the crucial role of good data in crisis reponse by IPA researchers in the New York Times here.

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