Media Coverage
August 12, 2016
Fast Company discusses the findings from our study in Uganda on using cash transfers to preserve carbon-absorbing trees. Read more in the story "Trees Stop Climate Change—Can We Pay People To Stop Cutting Them Down?"
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July 06, 2016
The Washington Post reports on our study in Uganda, testing the effectiveness of paying landowners not to cut down trees. Read more in the article, "A cheap, simple experiment just found a very effective way to slow deforestation."
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March 23, 2016
Researcher Rodgers Naijuka of Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, discusses programs to help women entrepreneurs in that country, and IPA's findings on women-owned businesses.
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September 30, 2015
Charles Kenny reviews the research on cash transfers for helping the poor in The Atlantic, including IPA's work in Kenya and Uganda.
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June 04, 2015
Longer-term research into anti-poverty interventions is rare, but it exists for cash transfers. A 2013 study in Uganda found that people who received cash enjoyed a 49 percent earnings boost after two years, and a 41 percent increase after four years, compared to people who hadn't gotten a transfer. Another study in Sri Lanka found rates of return averaging 80 percent after five years. In Uganda, not only were the cash recipients better off, but their number of hours worked and labor productivity actually increased.
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April 27, 2015
 The Economist reports on the IPA study by Lucy Martin of Yale and IPA-Uganda, in which participants played games with corruption losses framed as from aid or tax coffers.
March 23, 2015
By Konstantin Peric & Jake Kendall
Editors Note: Our partner, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has asked us to share this announcement with the financial inclusion community.
Dean Karlan, Leigh Linden, Julian Jamison, Jonathan Zinman
October 23, 2014
Uganda has one of the highest primary school drop-out rates in the world. Though the country abolished most primary school fees in 1997, a recent UNICEF report found that 81% of parents cited financial constraints as the reason why their children dropped out of school. In a new op-ed in Uganda’s Daily Monitor, Oliver Schmidt points out:
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October 22, 2014
Street vendors in Hyderabad, India
Antoinette Schoar, Ximena Cadena, Joshua Blumenstock, Tarek Ghani, Michael Callen, Manuela Angelucci, Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster
September 29, 2014
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September 22, 2014
Rohini Pande, Selim Gulesci, Gregory Fischer, Oriana Bandiera, Antoinette Schoar, David Atkin
September 15, 2014
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July 07, 2014
In an op-ed for the New York Times, IPA researcher Chris Blattman raises the idea of cash transfers to the homeless in the United States.
Media Coverage
August 29, 2013
The New York Times Fixes column discusses cash transfer research, including quotes from IPA's Director of Research Methods and Training, Niall Keleher, and IPA affiliate Chris Blattman who discusses his work with IPA in Uganda. The article also discusses our evaluation of GiveDirectly, and our new results from Morocco.