February 11, 2019
Media Coverage
Vox reports on research research with IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce intimate partner violence through a series of locally produced videos shown during movies. The campaign reduced reported incidents of violence against women, apparently not through changes about attitudes toward it, but...
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
IPA Founder Dean Karlan, with ideas42’s Piyush Tantia, and Sarah Welch, writes about how organizations can use principles from behavioral economics to help better understand charitable giving behavior.  
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Devex reports on Co-Impact's first round of grant awards, including a grant to scale-up Teaching at the Right Level, a collaboration between, IPA, J-PAL, Pratham, and a host of other governments and organizations to improve primary and remedial education beyond Zambia to across Africa.
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for El Comercio, Oswaldo Molina writes on IPA research conducted by Andrew Dustan, Stanislao Moldonado, and Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte evaluating the impact of behavioral nudges to improve the performance of public officials.
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
The Star reports on an IPA study that tested the impact of providing rural households in Kenya with bank accounts for the first time. Although the overall use of these accounts was low, they helped some households to be more financially stable and independent.
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
The Chicago Booth Review features IPA research by our founder Dean Karlan, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Benjamin N. Roth on loan forgiveness while highlighting why so many people struggle to escape debt. To test the idea of “debt traps” the researchers paid off the high-interest debt of market vendors...
January 28, 2019
Media Coverage
Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and Chad P. Bown of the Petersen Institute for International Economics speak with Colombia University Business School professor Amit Khandelwal on research through IPA’s Small and Medium Enterprises initiative on export markets. He explains that trade can be...
January 04, 2019
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
Spiegel Online covers an ongoing IPA study, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of a universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya.

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