May 04, 2022
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IPA, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), GiveDirectly, and the Government of Togo were pleased to be awarded the SXSW Innovations Awards special recognition in the category of Artificial Intelligence. The recognition is for our joint work applying machine learning and innovative uses of...
April 28, 2022
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IPA founder Dean Karlan, with researcher Micahel Luca, writes in the Harvard Business Review about how not to be led astray in reasoning by correlations. In their practical guide, they draw on IPA's work evaluating credit building loans in the U.S., along with other studies, to show why causal...
April 28, 2022
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The Australian outlet Shepparton News profiles Dr. Henry Howard, a young local doctor who donated half of his annual salary to charities, including IPA. Dr. Howard selected these organizations based on the principle of Effective Altruism, and said “I gave to a lot of preventative health charities...
April 28, 2022
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The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Today features a study led by IPA-affiliated researcher Sharon Wolf that aims to use outreach to parents in rural Ghana (via text messages) to improve education quality and access for their children, particularly for girls. Among the study's takeaways, Wolf...
March 31, 2022
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Science's policy forum includes reflections from several prominent IPA-affiliated researchers on the impacts of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and how to best address them. IPA's Shana Warren writes about higher willingness to get COVID vaccines in LMICs compared to high-...
March 31, 2022
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Nigeria's Premium Times highlights a report by IPA and the Inclusion for All initiative on a joint study measuring transparency and transaction costs for digital financial services. Read more about the study below or in this blog post.
March 31, 2022
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CitizenTV reports on an IPA study conducted with the Competition Authority of Kenya on risks to digital finance users in that country. IPA researchers found fifty-seven percent of respondents experienced attempted scams or fraud since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, among other findings.
March 31, 2022
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In an interview featured on the International Monetary Fund's Finance & Development news section, IPA board member and Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation Cina Lawson discusses key findings of an IPA targeted aid study and the growing role of digitalization in Togo's economic...
February 28, 2022
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Business Ghana highlights a survey conducted by Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in partnership with IPA, UNICEF, and the World Bank tracking household impacts of COVID-19, including spending on personal protective equipment (PPE)
February 28, 2022
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Researchers Dominic Packer and Jay Van Bavel write in the Atlantic about research showing that group conflict isn't the inevitable destiny of humanity. Amongst the optimistic research they cite is Salma Mousa's study supported by IPA showing how interfaith soccer leagues in post-ISIS Iraq could...
February 28, 2022
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Philippines news outlet BusinessWorld cites an IPA study on vote-selling in a piece on how the practice is affecting the lives of Filippino citizens in the time of COVID-19.
February 28, 2022
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"We need to use cutting-edge solutions to our problems because you don't solve problems in 2022 using methods of 20 years ago," IPA board member and Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation Cina Lawson explained to Reuters in a story on the potential for artificial intelligence in...
February 28, 2022
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Smithsonian Magazine's science section makes the case for wearing surgical masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. The article references IPA research in Bangladesh, which it calls one of the most convincing studies supporting the effectiveness of surgical mask use.
January 13, 2022
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In an article about effective mask use as Omicron continues to spread, International Business Times cites an IPA study in Bangladesh which "found that surgical masks were 95% better at filtering out virus particles compared to cloth masks, which only filtered 37% of infectious particles."
January 13, 2022
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Imran Matin writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review about evidence on the impact of "cash plus" programs, including two IPA studies on Ultra-Poor Graduation programs in Ghana and Uganda.
January 13, 2022
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An article from T the Yale School of Management covers the expansion of efforts, originating an IPA study in Bangladesh to boost community mask-wearing through a four-part behavioral intervention. Several million dollars of new grants, based on the strength of the findings, are being used to...
January 11, 2022
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A Vox article offers a comprehensive review of the issues brought up by funder GiveWell's decision to hold back on some planned donations with the expectation of finding more effective causes to support next year. In it, IPA's Chief Research & Policy Officer, Radha Rajkotia, calls for an...
December 01, 2021
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A New York Times article on the state of continuing mask use cites an IPA study in Bangladesh that found supporting community mask-wearing reduced COVID-19 cases.
December 01, 2021
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The news outlet Nation reports on an IPA study with the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and Financial Sector Deepening (FSD-Kenya) on barriers to digital credit such as loan pricing.
December 01, 2021
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The Probable Causation podcast interviews researcher Santiago Tobón about new findings of an IPA study on gang governance in Medellín, Colombia. They discuss the multi-method approach integrating qualitative research in prisons, and how states and gangs react to one another.

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