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...
November 22, 2019
Media Coverage
L'Economiste du Faso covers a study in Burkina Faso evaluating the effect of a radio campaign promoting family planning practices. The campaign increased contraceptive use—and in some cases, resulted in more consistent use—and countered myths about the potential side effects of contraception. The...
November 22, 2019
Media Coverage
L'Economiste du Faso covers IPA presenting at the Research Meets Africa Conference on October 21 and 23. The conference was part of the 2019 African Microfinance Week (SAM), a week-long conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years.
November 22, 2019
Media Coverage
MIT Technology Review writes in the wake of Goldman Sach's AppleCard scandal, in which the company's algorithm for lending was criticized for being significantly biased against women, about the potential benefits of gender-differentiated lending practices. The article points to research in the...
November 22, 2019
Media Coverage
The Economist writes on the broader impact of cash transfers, citing an IPA study of GiveDirectly's program in rural Kenya where unconditional cash grants raised consumption—both for the households who received them and their neighbors— and also raised wages and local GDP.
October 30, 2019
Media Coverage
In an op-ed in The Guardian, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo argue that economists ought to take a humane and empirical approach that centers human dignity, citing the rigorous evidence movement's work applying experimental approaches to a wide range of topics as a model. 
October 29, 2019
Media Coverage
Writing in Forbes, Michael T. Nietzel argues in favor of problem-based learning as an educational approach. The op-ed cites a recent meta-analysis by Rosangela Bando, Paul Gertler, and Emma Naslund-Hadley of ten studies of problem-based learning in math and science instruction that finds...
October 29, 2019
Media Coverage
In the wake of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer being announced as winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, their research has been highlighted by news outlets across the world. IPA has been involved in many of the laureates' studies including school-based deworming in...
October 28, 2019
Media Coverage
In an op-ed, The Financial Express of India writes about Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer's Nobel Prize win and how organizations like IPA and J-PAL can bridge policymaking and academia to "make the former more effective, and give the latter a better name."
October 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Diario Correo writes on Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo—winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics along with Michael Kremer— and their connection to a six-country evaluation of the Ultra-Poor Graduation model that included work in Peru. 
October 16, 2019
Media Coverage
On October 14, 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer were announced as winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. IPA is mentioned in the article as a leader in the movement of impact evaluations they pioneered. IPA traces its beginnings to their work, having been founded...
October 15, 2019
Announcement
On Monday, IPA-affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard were named co-winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”  "We want to congratulate Abhijit, Esther, and Michael on this well-...
October 14, 2019
Media Coverage
IPA Founder Dean Karlan was interviewed by Nature about the impact of Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer. “Creating a movement is basically what they did," Karlan said.  The article also cites the six-country study of the ultra poor graduation model on which Karlan,...
September 27, 2019
Media Coverage
In a Quartz piece on the effects about the proliferation of digital lending apps throughout Africa, director of IPA's new Digital Consumer Protection Project, Rafe Mazer, explains why it's important to develop systems to protect borrowers.
August 26, 2019
Media Coverage
PBS NewsHour reported from Ethiopia on IPA's research examining the Ultra-Poor Graduation model, which targets the world's poorest. Tedros Kesete explains the data collection process, and economists Dean Karlan & Rachel Glennerster explain why the coordinated set of studies also tested the...
August 26, 2019
Media Coverage
"If tomorrow a drug was developed that transformed the lives of the world’s extreme poor as efficiently as direct cash transfers, it would be considered a revolution in the world of aid."  In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Francisco Toro writes on the impact of direct cash transfers compared to...
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
In Foreign Policy, Yale's Mushfiq Mobarak writes on how to address seasonal poverty, including his and others' work with IPA on: seasonal migration in Bangladesh, public works programs in Malawi, microfranchising in Kenya, and seasonal loans to farmers in Kenya.
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
Writing in Bloomberg, economist Noah Smith points to research on how consulting services have helped small and medium enterprises grow, including an IPA study in Mexico which found it boosted productivity and hiring.
July 25, 2019
Media Coverage
Researchers Doug Parkerson (IPA), Pia Raffler (Harvard University), and Daniel Posner (UCLA) write in VoxDev on an evaluation of Uganda's Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health program, which mobilizes community members to monitor healthcare service delivery. The study found that while this...

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