By Alejandra Martinez and Danielle Moore
July 24, 2018
Uganda's New Vision reports on IPA's randomized evaluations of several variations of programs designed to help the ultra poor in Uganda. The article also discusses the use of the Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) as a measure of poverty in a population, as used in the study.
April 30, 2018
Dianne Calvi of Village Enterprise writes on NextBillion about their work with IPA to evaluate their ultra-poor graduation programming in Uganda. Nathanael Goldberg, director of IPA’s Social Protection program, explained how studies like these can help inform the development of scalable and streamlined programming.
April 17, 2018
March 28, 2018
Mother Jones covers recent discussion on the long term effects of cash transfers, including Chris Blattman's reflections on a study he and other IPA-affiliated researchers conducted with IPA in Uganda.
March 19, 2018
The Daily Monitor covers the personal impact of Village Enterprise’s graduation-style program in Uganda, which provides poor households with cash transfers, mentorship, training, and support for the formation of businesses and savings groups over a one-year period. Village Enterprise and IPA Uganda partnered with researchers to conduct a randomized evaluation of this program.
February 26, 2018
DevEx speaks with IPA's Annie Duflo, Nathanael Golberg, Loïc Watine, and Dean Karlan about when an organization should or shouldn't consider a randomized control trial. They discuss good monitoring and evaluation principles laid out IPA's new Goldilocks Initiative, designed to help organizations find appropriately sized M&E strategies.
February 20, 2018
Devex reports on the new six-arm study of the ultrapoor graudation model in Uganda. Comparing to several other options, the graduation model was effective at helping the poorest of the poor and relatively cost-efficient. The program will be at the center of a new multi-million dollar development impact bond.
January 31, 2018
by Daniel Hurtado
December 27, 2017
In the Christian Science Monitor, Daniel Grossman explores strategies scientists are pursuing to prevent deforestation and preserve forests' natural ability to sequester carbon and slow the effects of climate change. Grossman interviews Seema Jayachandran about study with IPA showing that paying landowners in Uganda not to cut down endangered trees on their land reduced deforestation.
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:
July 21, 2017
The New York Times discusses the findings, published in Science, that small payments to Ugandan landowners can help avoid their cutting down forest, home to endangered Chimpanzees.
July 20, 2017
CREDIT: Megan Kearns
July 20, 2017
NPR's Goats and Soda reports on an IPA Uganda study evaluating the effectiveness of a payments for ecosystem services (PES) program, in which Ugandan landowners were paid to not cut forest trees on their property.
July 20, 2017
AFP News covers an IPA Uganda study evaluating the effectiveness of a payments for ecosystem services (PES) program, in which Ugandan landowners were paid to not cut forest trees on their property. Seema Jayachandran, the lead author of the study, and Annie Duflo, Executive Director o
Savings Groups Lead to Increased Financial Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment, New Three-Country Study Finds
May 08, 2017
New Haven, CT May 8 - Savings groups popular in rural areas of developing countries – in which people pool money for saving and borrowing – empower women, increase business investment, and provide greater access to financial services, according to a new three-country study released in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.