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.
Media Coverage
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."
Media Coverage
June 04, 2019
In VoxDex, researchers Marcela Eslava, John Haltiwa
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Brian Jacob, Damon Jones, Benjamin Keys
February 25, 2019

If you’re a teacher in the United States with a student loan, you can get $5,000 to $17,500 of your student loans forgiven by the federal government after five consecutive years of teaching in low-income schools. To do this, you’d have to first match the eligibility requirements to your position and your loans: If you took maternity leave does that year count? Does your loan count if you took a deferment while you got your Masters?

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman, Jeremy Burke
April 30, 2018

Imagine you were just handed a check – a check in addition to and larger than most of your paychecks. Do you know what you would do with this money? And what would it take to change your mind?

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A USDA SNAP card being used at a farmer's market
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Media Coverage
October 18, 2016
Bloomberg has an in-depth look at IPA's work using behavioral economics to encourage Americans in the cash economy to start saving. It's a frank look at the promise and difficulties of new field research.
Press Release
September 17, 2015
The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) today announced the upcoming launch of Financial Inclusion 2020 (FI2020) Week, taking place from November 2-6, 2015. During the week, stakeholders from across the globe will organize and participate in conversations and events to explore the most important steps for achieving financial inclusion – access to financial services for low-income people – by 2020.
April 15, 2015
Innovations for Poverty Action was pleased to recently host a talk by Courtney Soderberg from the Center for Open Science (COS). COS aims to help researchers increase the transparency and reproducibility of their work.
August 29, 2014
IPA’s U.S. Household Finance Initiative (USHFI) released a report on the Financial Products Innovation Fund, a competitive research fund supported by the Ford Foundation. The report details the seven products and product features piloted by the Fund, as well as information about the results and lessons learned. IPA shared the report with donors, implementing partners, and researchers.
Media Coverage
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
June 09, 2014
  At Bloomberg View, Former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein discusses the findings of an IPA study on the role of evidence in donors' decision making. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has an article about the study as well. Read the study's accompanying paper here.