June 30, 2022
Media Coverage
Upworthy cites the 10-year follow-up of a Liberia study that found that giving young men in high-risk situations $500 worth of therapy and $200 cash helped reduce crime in the long term. As researcher Chris Blattman notes, “The therapy helped participants change their intentions, identity, and...
May 31, 2022
Media Coverage
Vox reports on the recent release of the 10-year follow-up of a Liberia study which offered cash and cognitive behavioral therapy to young men at high risk for crime and violence. After tracking down the 999 men 10 years later, they found lower rates of crime among participants, at a cost of about...
August 02, 2022
Media Coverage
El Independiente highlights a recently piloted program in Paraguay based on an ongoing IPA study in Costa Rica using a robot to boost math and programming skills among preschool students. In this study, children aged 4-5 years are taught to program the robot by scanning a series of flashcards with...
August 02, 2022
Media Coverage
The Conversation adapts a recent paper in Nature Human Behavior on research using mobile phones to improve education outcomes. The article notes IPA is supporting the testing and scaling-up of effective low-tech solutions (through Teaching at the Right Level and this study in Côte d’Ivoire).
August 02, 2022
Media Coverage
Tavneet Suri and Nidhi Parekh write in Project Syndicate on how universal basic income (UBI) can help vulnerable households recover from crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, citing two IPA studies in Kenya conducted in 2017 and 2020.
August 01, 2022
Media Coverage
In an article on the need to increase diversity in hiring processes, Corporate Compliance Insights references findings from an IPA study on discrimination in the U.S. labor market. "Researchers found that highly qualified Black candidates were less likely to be offered an interview than less-...
June 30, 2022
Media Coverage
In his book, and resulting movement, The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer champions "effective charities"—evidence-based, cost-effective programs that provide the most impact per dollar of supporters' donations. One such effective charity is GiveDirectly. Between 2014 and 2016, IPA evaluated the...
June 30, 2022
Media Coverage
Inside Philanthropy reports on Open Philanthropy's $65 Million grant to Evidence Action for scaling up chlorine dispensers for safe water, an innovation incubated and tested by IPA. (Note: article is gated).
June 30, 2022
Media Coverage
Nature's news side covers advances in the fight against poverty including efforts of randomized evaluations to reduce poverty in the Sahel region of Africa, citing an IPA study comparing different "productive packages" to promote socio-economic inclusion, along with past IPA research on the ultra...
June 30, 2022
Media Coverage
Business Day reports on a new IPA report finding high fees and lack of transparency may erode Nigerian consumers' trust in digital financial services.
June 30, 2022
Media Coverage
A Vox article on the relative pros and cons of the ultra poor graduation model cites two IPA studies: one in Niger on the impact of providing women with both financial and psychosocial support; and a large-scale study of graduation programs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and Peru....
June 06, 2022
Media Coverage
Soko Directory reports on some of the hazards faced by digital finance customers in Kenya as found by an IPA survey.
June 03, 2022
Media Coverage
Chris Blattman writes in the Washington Post about his study, co-authored with Margaret Sheridan, Julian Jamison, & Sebastian Chaskel, and conducted with IPA Liberia. The study evaluated the Sustainable Transformation of Youth in Liberia program, which provided cognitive behavioral therapy (to...
May 30, 2022
Media Coverage
Nigeria’s The Nation reports on findings from an IPA survey on the many barriers faced by Nigerians trying to use digital financial services, including lack of transparency and high costs, and the new partnership between IPA and the Central Bank of Nigeria to address them. You can read more about...
May 11, 2022
Media Coverage
Annie Duflo, with IPA Francophone West Africa country director Andreas Holzinger, met with Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé, and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between IPA and the government to work together on harnessing data to create evidence-informed policies. Read about it here ...
May 04, 2022
Media Coverage
IPA, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), GiveDirectly, and the Government of Togo were pleased to be awarded the SXSW Innovations Awards special recognition in the category of Artificial Intelligence. The recognition is for our joint work applying machine learning and innovative uses of...
April 28, 2022
Media Coverage
IPA founder Dean Karlan, with researcher Micahel Luca, writes in the Harvard Business Review about how not to be led astray in reasoning by correlations. In their practical guide, they draw on IPA's work evaluating credit building loans in the U.S., along with other studies, to show why causal...
April 28, 2022
Media Coverage
The Australian outlet Shepparton News profiles Dr. Henry Howard, a young local doctor who donated half of his annual salary to charities, including IPA. Dr. Howard selected these organizations based on the principle of Effective Altruism, and said “I gave to a lot of preventative health charities...
April 28, 2022
Media Coverage
The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Today features a study led by IPA-affiliated researcher Sharon Wolf that aims to use outreach to parents in rural Ghana (via text messages) to improve education quality and access for their children, particularly for girls. Among the study's takeaways, Wolf...
March 31, 2022
Media Coverage
Science's policy forum includes reflections from several prominent IPA-affiliated researchers on the impacts of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and how to best address them. IPA's Shana Warren writes about higher willingness to get COVID vaccines in LMICs compared to high-...

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