September 01, 2021
Press Release
New study is the first randomized trial to show that wearing masks reduces COVID-19 in a real-world setting.  Washington D.C. >> Getting more people to wear masks, particularly surgical masks, is effective in reducing COVID-19, according to a new study led by researchers from Yale University...
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
GovInsider interviews Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, Cina Lawson, on the country's search for tech-based solutions to improve the delivery of aid. Lawson describes how an IPA study that used satellite and phone data to target emergency cash grants to households...
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
Zambia's news24 cites IPAs RECOVR survey of economic conditions in the country in coverage of factors affecting voters there.
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
"Everybody has a mask these days, but some carry it in their hands, some in their pockets and some hang it on their chin" explained Chiribabu Maharjan, mayor of  Lalitpur Metropolitan City in Nepal in myRepublica's coverage of the launch of a campaign in the country to encourage mask use, part of a...
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
NPR's Goats and Soda blog tells the story behind IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing, reflecting on how this research could potentially help inform COVID-19 prevention efforts in the U.S.
August 31, 2021
Media Coverage
A piece in The Guardian argues for the need to prioritize the response to COVID-19 and other viruses in developing countries and cites a survey conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions which found overall that people in lower-income countries were more interested in getting a COVID vaccine...
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
The Fiducient Advisors podcast interviews IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo in a wide-ranging conversation about her history in the field, how organizations can use data better, and when it's best not to collect data at all. (Apple users can find it here).  
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Forbes writes on a study with IPA evaluating the impact of a jobs training and placement program from the company Sama on employment and livelihood outcomes in Kenya.
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Nature's news service highlights key findings from a study conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions surveying nearly 45,000 people in 12 countries which found willingness to get a COVID vaccination was higher in lower-income countries than in Russia and the U.S. 
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
The Free Press Journal reports on a study providing women in Madhya Pradesh with bank accounts in their own names and direct deposit of wages to giving them greater access to and control over their earnings. The program increased women's working, particularly among those whose husbands had...
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Northwestern Univesity expands on results from a paper in February 2021 on the economic impact of COVID-19 in nine lower- and middle-income countries. Overall, findings showed the pandemic took a significant toll on key livelihood outcomes—including food security, employment, and domestic violence—...
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Pakistan Observer reports on support from local and international partners to NORMalize mask-wearing in Lahore, an effort recently bolstered by the social media campaign, #Lahore Mask Pehnta Hey (Lahore Wears Masks).
July 30, 2021
Media Coverage
Yale University's School of Management features their research in collaboration with IPA and Stanford University to NORMalize mask-wearing in Bangladesh. The article outlines how the approach is currently being scaled up across South Asia and beyond with the help of local partners. Mushfiq Mobarak ...
July 19, 2021
Press Release
Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United...
July 16, 2021
Media Coverage
Nature Medicine features commentary by Shingai Machingaidze and Charles Shey Wiysonge on the new study "COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries." They argue that the findings of the study "suggest that prioritizing distribution of vaccines to LMICs is justified...
June 28, 2021
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for Project Syndicate, Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel cite IPA's long-term deworming research in arguing against UK aid cuts to combatting neglected tropical diseases.
June 28, 2021
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for The Indian Express, Mushfiq Mobarak, Maha Rehman, and Satchit Balsari write on the need for collaboration between countries in South Asia to address COVID-19 in the region, citing the scale-up of an IPA-tested model in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing.
June 28, 2021
Media Coverage
Bangladesh's The Daily Star features an op-ed with Mushfiq Mobarak and Asif Saleh on IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing through No-cost free masks distribution door-to-door, Offering information on mask-wearing via video and brochures, Reinforcement in-person and in public, and...
May 26, 2021
Media Coverage
Business Standard reports on how a recent study on mask use in Bangladesh could inform public policy in rural parts of India. To start this scale-up, the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is piloting a similar project for the two million women in its network in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Note: ...
May 26, 2021
Media Coverage
In the Dhaka Tribune, Mushfiq Mobarak describes how the "polite intervention" of a Bangladesh study normalizing community mask-wearing was shown to be more effective than the threat of legal punishment. The study was also featured in The Times of India, Nepali Times, The Indian Express, Big News...

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