January 04, 2019
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In their recommended reading list, Arab News highlights IPA founder Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel's Failing in the Field. The book examines several common causes of failure in field research, focusing on how learning from these failures can improve the design and implementation of randomized...
January 04, 2019
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Multinational banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentari (BBVA) features an IPA report demonstrating how modifications in financial product design and services can "nudge" consumers towards improved financial health.
January 04, 2019
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In an interview with Freakonomics, IPA founder Dean Karlan and James Choi discuss their work (completed with fellow researcher Gharad Bryan) on an IPA evaluation of a Christian health and livelihood training program in the Philippines. The study tested two versions of the program, one with and one...
January 04, 2019
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IPA's Financial Inclusion Program Director, Rebecca Rouse, explains why many lower-income Americans live unbanked, without a checking or savings account. They are also more likely to rely on making payments in cash than middle-income and wealthier Americans who increasingly prefer to go cashless.
January 04, 2019
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The Diplomat writes on the lack of political representation of women in India, highlighting IPA research on the impact of mandating representation of women in village councils on the provision of social goods.
January 04, 2019
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The Daily Guardian reports on the launch of a graduation program in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and BRAC, have partnered on the program which will be evaluated in an IPA randomized controlled trial.
January 03, 2019
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Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce sat down with IPA founder Dean Karlan to discuss Karlan's tips for effective charitable giving. These tips include looking for evidence of impact and giving to "meta charities" like IPA. You can watch the video segment online below.
January 03, 2019
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New Vision highlights the work of a network of community health promoters (CHPs) delivering vital products and services that have helped reduce child mortality. The CHP program was evaluated by IPA in 2013 and has since been replicated in other districts of Uganda.
January 03, 2019
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Meagan Neal, a former J-PAL Policy Associate, writes about how IPA evidence on a remedial education approach known as Teaching at the Right Level helped the government of Zambia scale-up pilot programs to improve basic math and reading skills in primary school students.
January 03, 2019
Media Coverage
In a video for VoxDev, Corinne Low, an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, highlights an IPA study she and a team of researchers conducted evaluating the impact of teaching teenage girls in Zambia negotiating skills to advocate for furthering their education...
November 27, 2018
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Vox's Future Perfect writes on the effects of cash transfers compared to holistic "graduation" programs as well as how both approaches can be applied in conjunction with one another. Vox cites IPA research conducted in Uganda as well as a large-scale IPA study tested in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras,...
November 27, 2018
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Originally reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Daily Mail covers an ongoing IPA evaluation, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya. This story also appeared in Le Monde and Capital News.
November 27, 2018
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Spiegel Online covers an ongoing IPA study, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of a universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya.
November 27, 2018
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Sweden's Sveriges Radio reports on an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda as both a news and feature piece. The evaluation compared how a standard WASH, hygiene, and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition. (Note: in...
November 26, 2018
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In NPR's Planet Money podcast about rules of office behavior, Alice Evans highlights an IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce violence against women as an example of how to sometimes the best way to change behavior is more subtly.
October 24, 2018
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In an op-ed featured in Devex, Melissa Patsalides, a deputy assistant administrator for USAID writes on an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda, reflecting on what it means for the aid agency's views on testing effectiveness of programs around the world.
October 23, 2018
Media Coverage
In The Chronicle of Philanthropy, co-authors Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan excerpt their book The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector. They outline how socially-minded organizations can use the CART principles of data — Credible, Actionable, Responsible, and...
October 23, 2018
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The Alliance for Nonprofit Management names the winner of the 2018 Terry McAdam Book Award: The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector, by Mary Kay Gugerty Professor of Nonprofit Managment, and IPA Founder, Dean Karlan. Awarded for its persuasiveness, readability, and...
October 19, 2018
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In Dylan Matthew's annual list of charities where donations will do the most good, he suggests IPA's work as a "meta-charity," one that makes others more effective, makes IPA a top place to donate to as well.
October 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Quartz discusses how a business plan competition in Nigeria evaluated by IPA with the World Bank's David McKenzie gave $100 million to over 3,000 entrepreneurs between 2012 and 2015. The program's success points to promising evidence for spurring economic growth, and is being copied in Kenya and...

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