July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
PBS NewsHour covers Kenya's Last Mile Connectivity Project, which aims to connect 70% of the country to electricity, with a focus on rural communities. However, IPA’s research in Kenya has shown that contrary to many people’s beliefs, a large proportion of Kenyans already live underneath electrical...
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Nature's news section covers an evaluation in Kenya conducted by IPA and GiveDirectly on the effects of a universal basic income (UBI), a type of unconditional cash transfer that is enough to meet basic needs, and delivered to everyone within a community. Researchers are monitoring the short and...
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Peru’s Gestión reports on a study in development between that country’s pension fund administrator and IPA to test the impact of matching contributions on enrollment and contributions to pensions among workers in Lima.
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Researchers Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani report on their work with IPA testing the effect of new mobile money platforms on long-term savings in Afghanistan. They describe how the nudge of defaulting employees into a savings program, and employer savings matches, increased...
June 29, 2018
Media Coverage
Peru's El Comercio reports on IPA's work studying the effects of matching contributions on employees saving for retirement. Researchers Researchers from the University of Maryland and Universidad del Pacifico are testing whether matching contributions can encourage informal workers at small firms...
June 29, 2018
Media Coverage
National Public Radio's podcast Rough Translation goes to Ghana to explore IPA's work on improving the early childhood education system there. Researcher Sharon Wolf explains the unexpected barrier the data showed. (web audio, iTunes version, and written article)
June 04, 2018
Media Coverage
Burkina Faso's L'Economiste features an article about a study done by Malte Lierl and IPA Burkina Faso evaluating the effect of local elections on corruption, social norms, and civic enagement. (Note: in French).
May 30, 2018
Media Coverage
NPR's Morning Edition reports on IPA's research on improving the way early childhood educators in Ghana teach. Hear from University of Pennsylvania researcher Sharon Wolf about the unexpected barriers revealed by the data, and learn more about the study's design and findings here.
April 30, 2018
Media Coverage
BBC News highlights an ongoing IPA study, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya.
April 30, 2018
Media Coverage
Dianne Calvi of Village Enterprise writes on NextBillion about their work with IPA to evaluate their ultra-poor graduation programming in Uganda. Nathanael Goldberg, director of IPA’s Social Protection program, explained how studies like these can help inform the development of scalable and...
March 28, 2018
Media Coverage
Mother Jones covers recent discussion on the long term effects of cash transfers, including Chris Blattman's reflections on a study he and other IPA-affiliated researchers conducted with IPA in Uganda.
March 20, 2018
Media Coverage
DevEx reports on the role that satellite technology can play in addressing global food security. Among other sources, they cite an an IPA Kenya study, done with a Stanford research team, which collected ground data from thousands of smallholder farm plots in Kenya. Data such as this can be combined...
March 19, 2018
Media Coverage
The Daily Monitor covers the personal impact of Village Enterprise’s graduation-style program in Uganda, which provides poor households with cash transfers, mentorship, training, and support for the formation of businesses and savings groups over a one-year period. Village Enterprise and IPA Uganda...
March 14, 2018
Media Coverage
IPA-affiliated researcher Keneth Lee writes in Forbes about his evaluation with Catherine Wolfram, Ted Miguel, and IPA-Kenya. They found that, counter to conventional wisdom, connecting rural households in Kenya to the electrical supply had no statistically significant effects on income, employment...
March 01, 2018
Media Coverage
In an op-ed in the New York Times, David Leonhardt discusses the findings of IPA's evaluation of a Christian business training program in the Philippines. Leonhardt explores the results' implications with project researcher and IPA founder Dean Karlan, who concludes that the "findings are '...
February 26, 2018
Media Coverage
DevEx speaks with IPA's Annie Duflo, Nathanael Golberg, Loïc Watine, and Dean Karlan about when an organization should or shouldn't consider a randomized control trial. They discuss good monitoring and evaluation principles laid out IPA's new Goldilocks Initiative, designed to help organizations...
February 26, 2018
Media Coverage
  The Economist reports on IPA's evaluation of a Christian business training program in the Philippines. Researchers evaluated the program for the poor, which provided health and business training, both with and without the religious messaging component. The evaluation showed that only the version...
February 26, 2018
Media Coverage
The Indian Express covers IPA's research on ways to help entrepreneurs in developing countries escape the cycle of short-term, high-interest borrowing. The study, conducted in India and the Philippines, evaluated the effects of offering money and lessons in finance to market vendors who were...
February 22, 2018
Media Coverage
Burkina's Information Agency interviews Estelle Plat, IPA Country Director Burkina Faso and Mali. She explained IPA’s findings that simply changing the timing of when farmers are offered the opportunity to buy seeds and fertilizer can make a difference in whether they do: "If we approach producers...
February 20, 2018
Media Coverage
Devex reports on the new six-arm study of the ultrapoor graudation model in Uganda. Comparing to several other options, the graduation model was effective at helping the poorest of the poor and relatively cost-efficient. The program will be at the center of a new multi-million dollar development...

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