Media Coverage
August 31, 2021
A piece in The Guardian argues for the need to prioritize the response to COVID-19 and other viruses in developing countries and cites a survey conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions which found overall that people in lower-income countries were more interested in getting a COVID vaccine than in the higher-icnome countries studied.
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July 30, 2021
Nature's news service highlights key findings from a study conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions surveying nearly 45,000 people in 12 countries which found willingness to get a COVID vaccination was higher in lower-income countries than in Russia and the U.S. 
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Press Release
July 19, 2021
Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%). 
Media Coverage
July 16, 2021
Nature Medicine features commentary by Shingai Machingaidze and Charles Shey Wiysonge on the new study "COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries." They argue that the findings of the study "suggest that prioritizing distribution of vaccines to LMICs is justified not only on equity grounds but also on the expectation of higher marginal returns in maximizing global coverage at a faster rate."
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May 07, 2021

By Bless Rachael Adzahli, Kobbina Awuah, Abdoulaye Cissé, Claudio Mlamka, and Frank Odhiambo

Note: This is a guest post by the Graduate Applications International Network (GAIN).

African scholars are strongly under-represented in economics research globally. At the same time, potentially excellent graduate school candidates from Africa face information and economic constraints that may hinder their possibilities of being admitted to graduate programs. 

Media Coverage
January 22, 2021
In the editorial website, reasons to be cheerful, David Byrne outlines some positive effects of cash transfers, including IPA studies in Uganda and Liberia on the long-term impact of getting a cash grant.
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November 30, 2020
Uganda's New Vision covers a recent community launch of the PlayMatters initiative which aims to strengthen the mental, physical, and emotional skills and well-being of refugee and host community children, to bolster their development and ability to cope with trauma. The local launch on November 20, held in the Adjumani refugee settlement, followed a national launch at Uganda's State House in October. 
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November 03, 2020

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Media Coverage
October 26, 2020
In the Boston Globe, Jina Moore writes on how thinking on cash transfers as a form of aid has changed over the years. She reviews the evidence, including a study on cash and nutrition conducted by IPA in Rwanda.
Photo of classroom in Uganda taken during Elevate project.
August 14, 2020
Photo of classroom in Uganda taken during Elevate project.
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March 17, 2020
Boris Bulayev, Meghan Mahoney, and Hannah Ornas of Uganda's Educate! program, which trains secondary school students in entrepreneurship and a range of soft-skills, write on the Brookings Institution's blog about their evaluation with IPA. The study found that female Educate! graduates were more likely to continue their education and to wait longer to start a family.
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January 27, 2020
In a Washington Post article on how planting trees can help counter the effects of global climate change, Seema Jayachandran discusses her study with IPA incentivizing landowners in Uganda to preserve trees on their land, reducing deforestation.
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January 15, 2020

Meaningful, lasting impacts of a secondary school social leadership program in Uganda

This post, written by Laura Chioda (World Bank) with contributions from Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley), Meghan Mahoney (Educate!), Kat Blesie, and Lauren Russell, originally appeared on CEGA's Medium blog.

Media Coverage
July 25, 2019
Researchers Doug Parkerson (IPA), Pia Raffler (Harvard University), and Daniel Posner (UCLA) write in VoxDev on an evaluation of Uganda's Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health program, which mobilizes community members to monitor healthcare service delivery.