Media Coverage
August 31, 2021
Zambia's news24 cites IPAs RECOVR survey of economic conditions in the country in coverage of factors affecting voters there.
Media Coverage
April 30, 2021
The BBC People Fixing the World podcast goes to Zambia (
Zambia RECOVR 2 Timeline
April 20, 2021

As part of IPA’s ongoing research around the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, we recently held a webinar with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network highlighting key results of the second round of the RECOVR surveys in Zambia and Rwanda.

Damaris and Besnart
March 09, 2021

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, IPA presents the second of three blog posts this week interviewing female policymakers we've worked with in different countries around the world. They told us about their experiences working in government and promoting a culture of evidence-based policymaking within their institutions, how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their work, and what long-term impacts they hope to achieve in the sectors in which they work.

"Eureka"—sketch by Doug Parkerson
Günther Fink, Peter Rockers, Rachel Levenson
October 20, 2020
"Eureka"—sketch by Doug Parkerson
MedGlobal volunteer in Colombia
June 17, 2020

“The government expects a presentation of the findings in nine days,” we heard over a video call from one of our in-country staff members in Mexico City. He was referring to the results of the RECOVR (Research for Effective COVID-19 Response) survey, an effort we started in April in order to put IPA’s expertise at policymakers’ disposal to support them in their pandemic response.

MineduLAB Peru
December 06, 2019

By Annie Chumpitaz Torres and Besnart Simunchembu Kangalu

Editor’s Note: Annie Chumpitaz Torres is Head of Monitoring and Strategic Evaluation at the Ministry of Education in Peru. Besnart Simunchembu Kangalu is Principal Planning and Policy Officer at the Ministry of General Education in Zambia. 

Media Coverage
June 20, 2019
Spain's El País covers a results dissemination event for an IPA evaluation of World Bicycle Relief's program providing bicycles to school girls in rural Zambia.
Philippines theory of change workshop
February 28, 2019

(Editor's note: The title of this post has been updated.)

IPA pursues many strategies to move evidence to policy impact, but one that engenders particularly meaningful partnerships is to work from within governments, whether through embedding staff within government offices or facilitating the institutionalization of an “evidence unit” within a ministry. For example:

Media Coverage
January 28, 2019
Devex reports on Co-Impact's first round of grant awards, including a grant to scale-up Teaching at the Right Level, a collaboration between, IPA, J-PAL, Pratham, and a host of other governments and organizations to improve primary and remedial education beyond Zambia to across Africa.
Media Coverage
January 03, 2019
In a video for VoxDev, Corinne Low, an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, highlights an IPA study she and a team of researchers conducted evaluating the impact of teaching teenage girls in Zambia negotiating skills to advocate for furthering their education.
Media Coverage
January 03, 2019
Meagan Neal, a former J-PAL Policy Associate, writes about how IPA evidence on a remedial education approach known as Teaching at the Right Level helped the government of Zambia scale-up pilot programs to improve basic math and reading skills in primary school students.
Media Coverage
February 10, 2018
Quartz reports on IPA findings in rural Zambia that simple, low-cost growth charts reduced malnutrition. Among previously malnourished children, the charts reduced stunting by 22 percentage points, and they appear to be a cost-effective tool to reduce physical growth deficits in this context. Read more about the evaluation here.
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: