August 29, 2018
Media Coverage
The new movie Crazy Rich Asians brings up the question of how effective microloans are, so NPR's Goats and Soda revisits their piece answering it. IPA and others have found microloans may be less effective at alleviating poverty than once assumed, as IPA founder Dean Karlan, along with affiliated...
August 24, 2018
Media Coverage
Latin America's Agencia EFE, reports on an IPA study monitoring the effects of a bilingual and intercultural preschool math program in Panama called "'Ari Taen Jadenkä' Fun Mathematics for Initial Education." The program is adapted from another IPA project, the Tikichuela program in Paraguay. IPA...
August 23, 2018
Media Coverage
The podcast Finding Impact interviews Loïc Watine, Director of IPA's Right-Fit Evidence Unit, which advises NGOs, social businesses, governments, and donors on how to collect the right kinds of data. Loic discusses the value of randomized control trials (RCTs) in the specific context of social...
August 23, 2018
Media Coverage
The Namibian reports on preliminary findings from an IPA study testing how to get rural farmers to work together managing shared resources. IPA researchers presented the findings to local stakeholders, using the study findings to discuss how land can be better managed.
July 26, 2018
Media Coverage
NPR's Planet Money interviews economist Molly Lipscomb along with current and former IPA staff, and goes to Senegal to describe our work there. Veteran economics journalist Robert Smith explains how markets for household "desludging" waste removal weren't working, keeping essential services out of...
July 24, 2018
Media Coverage
The Manilla Bulletin reports on the new "Research O'Clock" partnership between IPA and the Philippines Department of Education, which will serve as a forum for engaging the education sector and sharing the latest evidence for effective learning.
July 24, 2018
Media Coverage
Economist Pushan Dutt interviews IPA founder Dean Karlan about his new book with Mary Kay Gugerty, The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector. They discuss how organizations can choose the best kind of data to collect in order to further their goals.
July 24, 2018
Media Coverage
Uganda's New Vision reports on IPA's randomized evaluations of several variations of programs designed to help the ultra poor in Uganda. The article also discusses the use of the Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) as a measure of poverty in a population, as used in the study.
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Devex reports on the Governance, Conflict, and Crime Initiative (GCCI), a joint IPA and J-PAL initiative that was granted funding through the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). GCCI's goal is to support RCTs piloted through IPA and J-PAL to generate much-needed evidence on ...
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
PBS NewsHour covers Kenya's Last Mile Connectivity Project, which aims to connect 70% of the country to electricity, with a focus on rural communities. However, IPA’s research in Kenya has shown that contrary to many people’s beliefs, a large proportion of Kenyans already live underneath electrical...
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Nature's news section covers an evaluation in Kenya conducted by IPA and GiveDirectly on the effects of a universal basic income (UBI), a type of unconditional cash transfer that is enough to meet basic needs, and delivered to everyone within a community. Researchers are monitoring the short and...
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Peru’s Gestión reports on a study in development between that country’s pension fund administrator and IPA to test the impact of matching contributions on enrollment and contributions to pensions among workers in Lima.
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Researchers Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani report on their work with IPA testing the effect of new mobile money platforms on long-term savings in Afghanistan. They describe how the nudge of defaulting employees into a savings program, and employer savings matches, increased...
June 29, 2018
Media Coverage
Peru's El Comercio reports on IPA's work studying the effects of matching contributions on employees saving for retirement. Researchers Researchers from the University of Maryland and Universidad del Pacifico are testing whether matching contributions can encourage informal workers at small firms...
June 29, 2018
Media Coverage
National Public Radio's podcast Rough Translation goes to Ghana to explore IPA's work on improving the early childhood education system there. Researcher Sharon Wolf explains the unexpected barrier the data showed. (web audio, iTunes version, and written article)
June 04, 2018
Media Coverage
Burkina Faso's L'Economiste features an article about a study done by Malte Lierl and IPA Burkina Faso evaluating the effect of local elections on corruption, social norms, and civic enagement. (Note: in French).
May 30, 2018
Media Coverage
NPR's Morning Edition reports on IPA's research on improving the way early childhood educators in Ghana teach. Hear from University of Pennsylvania researcher Sharon Wolf about the unexpected barriers revealed by the data, and learn more about the study's design and findings here.
April 30, 2018
Media Coverage
BBC News highlights an ongoing IPA study, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya.
April 30, 2018
Media Coverage
Dianne Calvi of Village Enterprise writes on NextBillion about their work with IPA to evaluate their ultra-poor graduation programming in Uganda. Nathanael Goldberg, director of IPA’s Social Protection program, explained how studies like these can help inform the development of scalable and...
March 28, 2018
Media Coverage
Mother Jones covers recent discussion on the long term effects of cash transfers, including Chris Blattman's reflections on a study he and other IPA-affiliated researchers conducted with IPA in Uganda.

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