January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
BBC News reports on Sesame Workshop using Rohingya muppets to help deliver educational and developmental messaging to refugee children in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. IPA worked with Sesame Workshop on reseasrch to inform the design of the two muppets, Aziz and Noor, and develop educational content...
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
In the editorial website, reasons to be cheerful, David Byrne outlines some positive effects of cash transfers, including IPA studies in Uganda and Liberia on the long-term impact of getting a cash grant.
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
The Economist writes that despite challenging conditions in Lebanon—an economic crisis, the coronavirus pandemic, and the scapegoating of refugees—many Syrian refugees living in Lebanon intend to stay. The article cites a study that found a majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon plan to stay for...
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
The Wall Street Journal does an in-depth profile of Annie Duflo. The piece traces her career and the growth of the evidence movement, citing several landmark studies along the way to show the importance of good data for making good policy.
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
La República covers the impact of an IPA-valued VAT cash assistance program on building household financial resilience during the pandemic.
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
In an op-ed on incentivizing COVID-19 vaccinations in France, Le Monde features an IPA study in Sierra Leone which was designed to encourage parents to immunize their children. The study found social signaling, through wearing bracelets to indicate whether children had been vaccinated, was a low-...
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
NBC News reported from Sesame Street and from the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh on IPA's work with Sesame Workshop. Researchers helped develop two new muppets to speak to Rohingya refugee children and facilitate early childhood development efforts in the camp. Watch the story, which...
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
Variety covers IPA's work with Sesame Workshop designing Rohingya muppets to help refugee children with their cognitive and emotional development, with a focus on skills to respond to trauma.
December 28, 2020
Media Coverage
The New York Times reports on IPA's work with Sesame Workshop in Bangaldesh, creating Noor and Aziz, two new Rohingya muppets designed around the needs of children in the world's largest refugee camp.
December 26, 2020
Media Coverage
[In Spanish] Colombia's largest daily newspaper, El Tiempo, discusses new findings on criminal governmance in Medellín. Researchers recently presented findings on how combos, local crime organizations, have substituted for local government providing many municipal services. Researcher Santiago...
December 26, 2020
Media Coverage
WIRED covers new efforts in Togo where IPA is working with researchers Josh Blumenstock, the Center for Effective Global Action, GiveDirectly, and others to use new data tools, including satellite data to quickly locate and distribute cash to those who need it most during the COVID crisis.
November 30, 2020
Media Coverage
Uganda's New Vision covers a recent community launch of the PlayMatters initiative which aims to strengthen the mental, physical, and emotional skills and well-being of refugee and host community children, to bolster their development and ability to cope with trauma. The local launch on November 20...
November 30, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox's annual guide to charity giving is out. Dylan Matthews walks through how to make the most of your giving dollars, including donating to meta-charities like IPA, who help find the most effective causes. The piece quotes software developer Jeff Kaufman who says: "If they can turn a dollar of...
November 28, 2020
Media Coverage
Researchers Elisabetta Aurino and Sharon Wolf write in The Conversation about the impact of food insecurity on early child development. Referencing their long term research with Edward Tsinigo and IPA Ghana, which shows how hunger is associated with worse cognitive performance years later, they...
November 13, 2020
Media Coverage
The Social Science Space podcast interviews Salma Mousa, who combinined her interests in sports and contact theory in a study of interfaith soccer teams in northern Iraq. Mousa explains what the results may teach us about improving relationships between social groups, even in post-war settings.
October 28, 2020
Announcement
The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. State Department announced on Friday that IPA is among the awardees of the new 2020 Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS). The program will strengthen global anti-trafficking efforts to measure and reduce the prevalence of modern...
October 28, 2020
Media Coverage
L'Economiste du Faso features an overview from Shana Warren and Elliott Collins on how IPA’s RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire evaluated the multi-sectoral impact of COVID-19. IPA shared these results in July in webinars in English and French. (Note: Article in French).
October 26, 2020
Media Coverage
In the Boston Globe, Jina Moore writes on how thinking on cash transfers as a form of aid has changed over the years. She reviews the evidence, including a study on cash and nutrition conducted by IPA in Rwanda.
September 29, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox's Future Perfect covers a study with IPA Kenya on the impact of a universal basic income (UBI) trial on personal and economic well-being. A recent paper on the study indicates UBI may help vulnerable households during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 29, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox reviews recent updates and evidence in mobile money, including a study on the impact of providing access to mobile money accounts in Kenya. The piece reflects on how research like this can inform efforts to support the world's unbanked people.

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