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.
November 27, 2018
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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
Media Coverage
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...
October 18, 2018
Media Coverage
With the launch of their Future Perfect section, Vox discusses IPA research on cash benchmarking, comparing cash to the multi-faceted "graduation approach" to helping the poorest of the poor. They discuss how this worked in Uganda and a large-scale randomization tested in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras...
September 27, 2018
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Christine Emba writes on an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda, connecting it to a broader debate on the most effective methods to reduce poverty
September 26, 2018
Media Coverage
Vox's Dylan Matthews covers an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda and the context around it, including interviews with Berk Özler of the World Bank and Amanda Glassman of the Center for Global Development.
September 25, 2018
Media Coverage
NPR's All Things Considered features an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The study compared a standard nutrition and WASH program to cash transfers.
September 25, 2018
Media Coverage
Quartz’s technology and science reporter, Michael Coren, reviews IPA’s cash benchmarking study in Rwanda.
September 25, 2018
Media Coverage
GiveDirectly co-founders Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus write about a cash benchmarking evaluation in Rwanda. This IPA study compared a standard nutrition and WASH program to cash transfers.
September 25, 2018
Media Coverage
Wired reports on an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The evaluation compared how a standard WASH and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition.
September 19, 2018
Media Coverage
In the New York Times Fixes Column, Marc Gunther writes about an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The study compared how a standard WASH and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition. While that column was released...
September 18, 2018
Media Coverage
While many cash transfer studies report outcomes over the first several years, Vox reports on IPA returning to study how Ugandan cash beneficiaries fared nine years later. Christopher Blattman describes, how he, with Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez, found that their conclusions changed when...

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