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...
August 29, 2018
Media Coverage
The new movie Crazy Rich Asians brings up the question of how effective microloans are, so NPR's Goats and Soda revisits their piece answering it. IPA and others have found microloans may be less effective at alleviating poverty than once assumed, as IPA founder Dean Karlan, along with affiliated...
August 24, 2018
Media Coverage
Latin America's Agencia EFE, reports on an IPA study monitoring the effects of a bilingual and intercultural preschool math program in Panama called "'Ari Taen Jadenkä' Fun Mathematics for Initial Education." The program is adapted from another IPA project, the Tikichuela program in Paraguay. IPA...
August 23, 2018
Media Coverage
The podcast Finding Impact interviews Loïc Watine, Director of IPA's Right-Fit Evidence Unit, which advises NGOs, social businesses, governments, and donors on how to collect the right kinds of data. Loic discusses the value of randomized control trials (RCTs) in the specific context of social...
August 23, 2018
Media Coverage
The Namibian reports on preliminary findings from an IPA study testing how to get rural farmers to work together managing shared resources. IPA researchers presented the findings to local stakeholders, using the study findings to discuss how land can be better managed.
July 26, 2018
Media Coverage
NPR's Planet Money interviews economist Molly Lipscomb along with current and former IPA staff, and goes to Senegal to describe our work there. Veteran economics journalist Robert Smith explains how markets for household "desludging" waste removal weren't working, keeping essential services out of...
July 24, 2018
Media Coverage
The Manilla Bulletin reports on the new "Research O'Clock" partnership between IPA and the Philippines Department of Education, which will serve as a forum for engaging the education sector and sharing the latest evidence for effective learning.
July 24, 2018
Media Coverage
Economist Pushan Dutt interviews IPA founder Dean Karlan about his new book with Mary Kay Gugerty, The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector. They discuss how organizations can choose the best kind of data to collect in order to further their goals.
July 24, 2018
Media Coverage
Uganda's New Vision reports on IPA's randomized evaluations of several variations of programs designed to help the ultra poor in Uganda. The article also discusses the use of the Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) as a measure of poverty in a population, as used in the study.
July 18, 2018
Media Coverage
Devex reports on the Governance, Conflict, and Crime Initiative (GCCI), a joint IPA and J-PAL initiative that was granted funding through the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). GCCI's goal is to support RCTs piloted through IPA and J-PAL to generate much-needed evidence on ...
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...

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