October 29, 2021
Media Coverage
CNBC cites IPA research in an article on why surgical masks work better than cloth masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
October 29, 2021
Media Coverage
Consumer Reports includes an IPA study in Bangladesh among research demonstrating surgical masks as more effective for COVID-19 protection.
October 29, 2021
Media Coverage
The Atlantic references an IPA study in Bangladesh, "considered one of the most rigorous to date to tackle masking," in an article on the effectiveness of surgical masks compared to cloth masks in preventing COVID-19.
October 12, 2021
Press Release
Washington, DC—Demobilized Boko Haram militants facing reintegration might be helped by supportive messaging from religious leaders, according to a study released today. The study, conducted in northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram is estimated to have killed tens of thousands and displaced...
October 06, 2021
Press Release
October 2021. JAKARTA, INDONESIA — A new survey from Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Indonesia shows that despite ambitions for growth, women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises face significant barriers in accessing financial services, especially credit. Researchers conducted phone...
September 30, 2021
Media Coverage
NBC News highlights IPA's large-scale study on mask-wearing in Bangladesh that points to the importance of masks in reducing COVID-19 infections.
September 30, 2021
Media Coverage
The Economist features a study in Bangladesh on the impact of promoting and facilitating mask-wearing to prevent transmission of COVID-19. In this program, increased mask use (particularly of surgical masks) reduced symptomatic infections. Similar interventions are being scaled up across South Asia...
September 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Researchers Jason Abaluck, Laura H. Kwong, and Stephen P. Luby write in The New York Times on what a study in Bangladesh affirms about the importance of wearing masks to prevent COVID-19.
September 30, 2021
Media Coverage
In The Washington Post, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Ashley Styczynski, and Heidi McAnnally-Linz describe the research and findings of the first large-scale study on mask-wearing and what it can teach us about curbing the global spread of COVID-19.
September 30, 2021
Media Coverage
The Atlantic's Derek Thompson writes on the more broadly applicable results of a community mask-wearing study in Bangladesh and what did and didn't work to encourage people to wear masks.
September 30, 2021
Media Coverage
The Dhaka Tribune reports on IPA's study of more than 340,000 people across 600 villages in Bangladesh that demonstrated the effectiveness of masks—particularly surgical masks—in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The findings of this evaluation, the largest of its kind, may help inform the COVID ...
September 01, 2021
Press Release
New study is the first randomized trial to show that wearing masks reduces COVID-19 in a real-world setting.  Washington D.C. >> Getting more people to wear masks, particularly surgical masks, is effective in reducing COVID-19, according to a new study led by researchers from Yale University...
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
GovInsider interviews Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, Cina Lawson, on the country's search for tech-based solutions to improve the delivery of aid. Lawson describes how an IPA study that used satellite and phone data to target emergency cash grants to households...
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
Zambia's news24 cites IPAs RECOVR survey of economic conditions in the country in coverage of factors affecting voters there.
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
"Everybody has a mask these days, but some carry it in their hands, some in their pockets and some hang it on their chin" explained Chiribabu Maharjan, mayor of  Lalitpur Metropolitan City in Nepal in myRepublica's coverage of the launch of a campaign in the country to encourage mask use, part of a...
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
NPR's Goats and Soda blog tells the story behind IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing, reflecting on how this research could potentially help inform COVID-19 prevention efforts in the U.S.
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
A piece in The Guardian argues for the need to prioritize the response to COVID-19 and other viruses in developing countries and cites a survey conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions which found overall that people in lower-income countries were more interested in getting a COVID vaccine...
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
The Fiducient Advisors podcast interviews IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo in a wide-ranging conversation about her history in the field, how organizations can use data better, and when it's best not to collect data at all. (Apple users can find it here).  
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Forbes writes on a study with IPA evaluating the impact of a jobs training and placement program from the company Sama on employment and livelihood outcomes in Kenya.
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Nature's news service highlights key findings from a study conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions surveying nearly 45,000 people in 12 countries which found willingness to get a COVID vaccination was higher in lower-income countries than in Russia and the U.S. 

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