Media Coverage
Gawker
October 01, 2014

Gawker's Hamilton Nolan writes "Poor people do not just blow any money they get."  He reviews IPA's evaluation of GiveDirectly (here, and more description here), finding that poor Kenyans used unconditional cash transfers effectively, rather than on temptation goods like alchohol. A discussion of the broader implications in the New York Times by IPA researcher Chris Blattman of Columbia University is here.