IPA has collaborated with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Agriculture, World Bank, International Care Ministries, and other partners to implement research in Guatemala. During the COVID-19 lockdowns in Guatemala, IPA, on behalf of the MoE, surveyed students and caregivers about their education needs. The MoE also worked with IPA and Inter-American Development Bank in the design, implementation, and evaluation of an information campaign for caregivers of preschool students.
Can communicating beneficiary feedback to donors augment philanthropic gifts or improve the operations of charitable organizations? It is unclear whether an organization with a higher level of accountability is more appealing to donors than one with a lower level of accountability. From an institutional perspective, it is also unclear if greater transparency within an organization helps to increase its effectiveness in achieving its mission. By providing direct feedback from program recipients to institutions and their donors, the effects of transparency on donor participation and organization functioning will be assessed.