April 28, 2020
Media Coverage
In an interview with the Dhaka Tribune, Mushfiq Mobarak shares why he believes developing countries like Bangladesh may need different COVID-19 response measures than those in high-income countries. He also discusses ongoing work to repurpose IPA Bangalesh's research infrastructure to collect data...
April 28, 2020
Media Coverage
Yale researchers Mushfiq Mobarak and Zachary Barnett-Howell argue in their Foreign Policy op-ed that social distancing may do more harm than good in low-income countries due to "demographic composition, the source of people’s livelihoods, and institutional capacity." They cite IPA's ongoing work in...
March 27, 2020
Media Coverage
On the Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog, Ruth Levine writes on the need for global research funders to allow organizations full flexibility to respond quickly and responsibly to the coronavirus pandemic. Levine rallies for funders to loosen and eliminate funding restrictions, make...
March 26, 2020
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for The New York Times, Oeindrila Dube and Katherine Baicker discuss how lessons from the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa can be applied in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors discuss Dube's IPA study, coauthored with Darin Christensen, Johannes Haushofer, Bilal Siddiqi...
March 18, 2020
Media Coverage
In The Washington Post, IPA Founder Dean Karlan and board member Susan Athey discuss how to help the economically disadvantaged during the coronavirus outbreak, including by supporting the IPA-evaluated organization GiveDirectly.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Abidjan.net recaps an IPA co-organized workshop discussing opportunities to partner on impact evaluations on youth employment projects in the Sahel region.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Fratmat reports on a workshop event co-organized by IPA focused on partnerships for impact evaluations of youth employment projects in the Sahel.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Linfodrome writes on a local IPA-organized workshop on partnerships for youth employment projects in the Sahel.
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Boris Bulayev, Meghan Mahoney, and Hannah Ornas of Uganda's Educate! program, which trains secondary school students in entrepreneurship and a range of soft-skills, write on the Brookings Institution's blog about their evaluation with IPA. The study found that female Educate! graduates were more...
March 17, 2020
Media Coverage
Kenya's The Standard reports on a new IPA-funded study with the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and Financial Sector Deepening (FSD-Kenya) to address common digital credit market and consumer protection issues.
February 25, 2020
Media Coverage
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews Esther Duflo on the broader significance of her Nobel win (as the second woman and youngest person to win the Nobel Prize in Economics), the state of global poverty and use of randomized controlled trials, and her work researching effective solutions to reduce...
February 25, 2020
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IPA's Director of Consumer Protection, Rafe Mazer speaks in African Business Magazine on the importance of ensuring that Kenya's fast-growing financial technology sector provides inclusive products and services. Mazer also explains on IPA's blog how the new $5.4 Million initiative he directs aims...
January 27, 2020
Media Coverage
In a Washington Post article on how planting trees can help counter the effects of global climate change, Seema Jayachandran discusses her study with IPA incentivizing landowners in Uganda to preserve trees on their land, reducing deforestation.
January 24, 2020
Media Coverage
IndiaSpend reports on a study providing women in Madhya Pradesh with personal bank accounts to determine the impact of women's increased financial control on labor market participation and earnings.
January 13, 2020
Media Coverage
On Tyler Cowen's podcast, Abhijit Banerjee mentions his work with Esther Duflo, Dean Karlan, and others on a multi-country evaluation of the Ultra-Poor Graduation model. Banerjee also discusses his broader experience with randomized control trials (RCTs).
January 10, 2020
Media Coverage
In Kenya's Daily Nation, Suleiman Asman, IPA's Regional Director for East Africa, Paul Byatta of Evidence Action, and Carolyne Nekesa of Precision Agriculture for Development co-author an op-ed on the organizations' roles in the work involved in Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer's...
December 20, 2019
Media Coverage
Quartz interviews researcher Justin Sandefur about new results from Liberia's experiment having public schools run by eight private sector and non-profit school operators.
December 20, 2019
Media Coverage
The Economist reports on three-year results of an RCT evaluating public-private partnerships of schools in Liberia and their impact on learning outcomes.
December 18, 2019
Media Coverage
Devex reports on the new results of a three-year randomized control trial conducted by IPA and the Center for Global Development evaluating the Liberian Education Advancement Partnership (LEAP), which piloted private school operators running government schools.
December 18, 2019
Media Coverage
PBS' Nova special The Violence Paradox, with Steven Pinker, explores evidence-based methods of reducing violence. They interview Political Scientist Salma Mousa and show her RCT in Iraq encouraging social contact between Christians and Muslims in post-ISIS Iraq with interfaith soccer teams. The...

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