Media Coverage
August 31, 2021
GovInsider interviews Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, Cina Lawson, on the country's search for tech-based solutions to improve the delivery of aid. Lawson describes how an IPA study that used satellite and phone data to target emergency cash grants to households hardest hit by COVID-19.
Media Coverage
May 26, 2021
Togo First covers an IPA study that uses satellite and phone data to target emergency cash assistance aimed at helping Togo households recover from the impact of COVID-19. Researcher Josh Blumenstock describes how the study identified more vulnerable residents as priority beneficiaries.
Media Coverage
April 30, 2021
The BBC People Fixing the World podcast (Apple) goes over how new research pairing satellite and phone data with machine learning is helping the government of Togo to get cash to people hit hard by the COVID crisis.
Media Coverage
February 22, 2021
NPR covers how researchers are using new methods to help the government in Togo target cash assistance to those who have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19.
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Media Coverage
December 26, 2020
WIRED covers new efforts in Togo where IPA is working with researchers Josh Blumenstock, the Center for Effective Global Action, GiveDirectly, and others to use new data tools, including satellite data to quickly locate and distribute cash to those who need it most during the COVID crisis.

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