October 16, 2019
Media Coverage
On October 14, 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer were announced as winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. IPA is mentioned in the article as a leader in the movement of impact evaluations they pioneered. IPA traces its beginnings to their work, having been founded...
October 15, 2019
Announcement
On Monday, IPA-affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard were named co-winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”  "We want to congratulate Abhijit, Esther, and Michael on this well-...
September 27, 2019
Media Coverage
In a Quartz piece on the effects about the proliferation of digital lending apps throughout Africa, director of IPA's new Digital Consumer Protection Project, Rafe Mazer, explains why it's important to develop systems to protect borrowers.
August 26, 2019
Media Coverage
PBS NewsHour reported from Ethiopia on IPA's research examining the Ultra-Poor Graduation model, which targets the world's poorest. Tedros Kesete explains the data collection process, and economists Dean Karlan & Rachel Glennerster explain why the coordinated set of studies also tested the...
August 26, 2019
Media Coverage
"If tomorrow a drug was developed that transformed the lives of the world’s extreme poor as efficiently as direct cash transfers, it would be considered a revolution in the world of aid."  In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Francisco Toro writes on the impact of direct cash transfers compared to...
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
In Foreign Policy, Yale's Mushfiq Mobarak writes on how to address seasonal poverty, including his and others' work with IPA on: seasonal migration in Bangladesh, public works programs in Malawi, microfranchising in Kenya, and seasonal loans to farmers in Kenya.
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
Writing in Bloomberg, economist Noah Smith points to research on how consulting services have helped small and medium enterprises grow, including an IPA study in Mexico which found it boosted productivity and hiring.
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
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. The study found that while this...
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
The Dhaka Tribune recaps a roundtable in which IPA Bangladesh Country Director, Dr. Mohammad Ashraful Haque, presented baseline findings of a survey on adolescent well-being, assessing mental, physical, and sexual/reproductive health as well as educational and economic development. The survey also...
June 20, 2019
Media Coverage
El Nuevo Siglo recaps a panel in Colombia sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC with economist Catalina Goméz Toro and the Secretaries of Security of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. Sebastian Chaskel, Director of IPA's Peace and Recovery program, moderated the discussion on policy strategies to promote public...
June 20, 2019
Media Coverage
In an op-ed, Daily Nation discusses an ongoing IPA evaluation, in partnership with GiveDirectly, on the effects of universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya.
June 20, 2019
Media Coverage
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. Researcher Ana Garcia-Hernandez (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) presented the preliminary results on key educational outcomes such as school...
May 29, 2019
Media Coverage
Fin24 highlights the complications of providing payments, jobs, and training as a means to help people escape poverty, citing an IPA study in Ethiopia. The study provided young, mostly female, low-skilled job-seekers with either cash-grants or factory jobs. While the intervention had short term...
May 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Ghana Business News reports on an IPA evaluation of "Lively Minds", a play-based learning program designed to promote early childhood cognitive development for pre-school children in rural Ghana.
May 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Ghana's Citi Newsroom covers a results dissemination event for an IPA study of a learning program focused on early childhood cognitive development.
May 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Researchers David Evans and Fei Yuan review evidence from around the world showing that there is no need to focus just on girls’ education. Most interventions that improve education for girls also help boys. They cite an IPA study in Kenya in which providing scholarships to high-performing sixth-...
May 28, 2019
Media Coverage
In light of the increased role of media in India's 2019 Lok Sabha elections, J-PAL South Asia's Vidita Priyadarshini and Shagun Sabarwal write about what research in the U.S. and Sierra Leone reveals about the impact of media on voter behavior.
May 28, 2019
Media Coverage
The Economist reports on an experimental program aiming to reduce Chicago's murder rate by providing high-risk men with job training and therapy on de-escalating and avoiding violence. The program applies findings from an IPA study in Liberia on the impacts of cognitive behavioral therapy and cash...
May 01, 2019
Media Coverage
IPA Founder Dean Karlan spoke with one of Peru's largest newspapers, El Comercio, about how to increase contributions to retirement savings in Peru. They discussed how nudges can play an important role in creating saving habits but also noted that reminders for automated payroll individual can be...
April 25, 2019
Media Coverage
Livemint reviews the state of women's representation in India's government, with reference to IPA's study that found increased female representation in local government led to increased investment in public goods.

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