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.
April 23, 2019
Media Coverage
On the Devpolicy Blog, Chris Hoy of The Australian National University talks to IPA Myanmar Country Director, Ricardo Morel. They discuss IPA RCTs in Myanmar, but also the particular challenges of doing work in fragile states and conflict-affected areas, and the potential for research agendas...
March 25, 2019
Media Coverage
BloombergQuint writes on the need for greater political representation of women in India, in the context of the country's 2019 general elections in April. The article highlights an IPA study on the impact of mandating representation of women in village councils on the provision of social goods.
March 25, 2019
Media Coverage
Paraguay's ABC Color reports on a study in progress with the country's Ministry of Finance, testing whether a pension program for senior citizens improves the economic wellbeing and quality of life of its participants.
February 22, 2019
Media Coverage
The Dhaka Tribune recaps the 2019 Financial Inclusion Summit held in Dhaka, where IPA's Financial Inclusion Program Director, Rebecca Rouse, delivered a keynote speech. Rouse discussed how digital cash transfers can be more time and cost effective while ensuring greater accessibility and...
February 11, 2019
Media Coverage
L'Economiste du Faso features evidence from an IPA study on marketing rainfall insurance to the urban relatives of rural farmers to increase uptake for the latter's benefit.
February 11, 2019
Media Coverage
Vox reports on research research with IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce intimate partner violence through a series of locally produced videos shown during movies. The campaign reduced reported incidents of violence against women, apparently not through changes about attitudes toward it, but...
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
IPA Founder Dean Karlan, with ideas42’s Piyush Tantia, and Sarah Welch, writes about how organizations can use principles from behavioral economics to help better understand charitable giving behavior.  
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Devex reports on Co-Impact's first round of grant awards, including a grant to scale-up Teaching at the Right Level, a collaboration between, IPA, J-PAL, Pratham, and a host of other governments and organizations to improve primary and remedial education beyond Zambia to across Africa.
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for El Comercio, Oswaldo Molina writes on IPA research conducted by Andrew Dustan, Stanislao Moldonado, and Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte evaluating the impact of behavioral nudges to improve the performance of public officials.

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