February 25, 2020
Media Coverage
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews Esther Duflo on the broader significance of her Nobel win (as the second woman and youngest person to win the Nobel Prize in Economics), the state of global poverty and use of randomized controlled trials, and her work researching effective solutions to reduce...
February 25, 2020
Media Coverage
IPA's Director of Consumer Protection, Rafe Mazer speaks in African Business Magazine on the importance of ensuring that Kenya's fast-growing financial technology sector provides inclusive products and services. Mazer also explains on IPA's blog how the new $5.4 Million initiative he directs aims...
January 27, 2020
Media Coverage
In a Washinton Post article on how planting trees can help counter the effects of global climate change Seema Jayachandran discusses her study with IPA incentivizing landowners in Uganda to preserve trees on their land, reducing deforestation.
January 24, 2020
Media Coverage
IndiaSpend reports on a study providing women in Madhya Pradesh with personal bank accounts to determine the impact of women's increased financial control on labor market participation and earnings.
January 13, 2020
Media Coverage
On Tyler Cowen's podcast, Abhijit Banerjee mentions his work with Esther Duflo, Dean Karlan, and others on a multi-country evaluation of the Ultra-Poor Graduation model. Banerjee also discusses his broader experience with randomized control trials (RCTs).
January 10, 2020
Media Coverage
In Kenya's Daily Nation, Suleiman Asman, IPA's Regional Director for East Africa, Paul Byatta of Evidence Action, and Carolyne Nekesa of Precision Agriculture for Development co-author an op-ed on the organizations' roles in the work involved in Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer's...
December 20, 2019
Media Coverage
Quartz interviews researcher Justin Sandefur about new results from Liberia's experiment having public schools run by eight private sector and non-profit school operators.
December 20, 2019
Media Coverage
The Economist reports on three-year results of an RCT evaluating public-private partnerships of schools in Liberia and their impact on learning outcomes.
December 18, 2019
Media Coverage
Devex reports on the new results of a three-year randomized control trial conducted by IPA and the Center for Global Development evaluating the Liberian Education Advancement Partnership (LEAP), which piloted private school operators running government schools.
December 18, 2019
Media Coverage
PBS' Nova special The Violence Paradox, with Steven Pinker, explores evidence-based methods of reducing violence. They interview Political Scientist Salma Mousa and show her RCT in Iraq encouraging social contact between Christians and Muslims in post-ISIS Iraq with interfaith soccer teams. The...
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo write in Foreign Affairs about paths to reduce poverty, including IPA and J-PAL's approaches.
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
Mushfiq Mobarak and C. Austin Davis write in a Foreign Policy op-ed on how the recent Nobel prize win points to the overall potential of randomized control trials (RCTs). They cite examples of IPA's work with researchers on the topics of deworming, helping farmers time market prices in Kenya, and...
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
In an interview in The Progressive, Esther Duflo reflects on how work conducted by IPA, J-PAL, and similar organizations represent a movement of leveraging "good economics" to combat poverty. Note: The article may be gated.
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
In Dylan Matthews' annual list of recommended charities, he cites IPA as a "meta-charity" strengthening the work of other programs, making it an effective organization to give to.
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
NPR's Morning Edition covers the broader impact of cash grant programs, focusing on an IPA study of GiveDirectly's work. Researcher Ted Miguel explains how distributing cash to households in rural Kenya raised total economic activity in the area.
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
United News of Bangladesh recaps an event in Bangladesh, where IPA, the International Growth Centre, and Y-RISE released a new study on the trauma experienced by Rohingya refugees in the Cox's Bazar camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
Vox's Future Perfect reflects on the potential benefits of unconditional cash transfers with the new results of an IPA evaluation of the effects of GiveDirectly's distribution of cash in rural Kenya on the area's broader economy.
December 16, 2019
Media Coverage
An op-ed in the Washington Post discusses the potential for unconditional cash transfers, referring to an IPA study of GiveDirectly's cash grant program, explaining how the program not only benefitted recipients but the larger community as a whole.
November 25, 2019
Media Coverage
L'Economiste du Faso covers an IPA co-hosted training on the evaluation of youth employment programs in the Sahel. IPA co-organized the training with the International Labour Organization (ILO), Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), and Luxembourg Aid and Development from November 18-19 in...
November 22, 2019
Media Coverage
Pan-African news magazine Jeune Afrique covers Projet Emploi Jeunes et Développement des Compétences (PEJEDEC), a youth apprenticeship program in Cote d’Ivoire. An evaluation of the program found that it increased youth participation in formal internships and participating firms hired more...

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