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...
February 10, 2018
Media Coverage
Quartz reports on IPA findings in rural Zambia that simple, low-cost growth charts reduced malnutrition. Among previously malnourished children, the charts reduced stunting by 22 percentage points, and they appear to be a cost-effective tool to reduce physical growth deficits in this context. Read...
January 31, 2018
Media Coverage
In December, IPA Bangladesh and the Access to Information (a2i) Program of the Prime Minister's Office co-hosted an Evidence Dialogue on SME Development in Bangladesh. The event was widely covered by the Bangladesh media. The Daily Sun summarized the discussions at the event: The speakers noted...
January 22, 2018
Media Coverage
Last year, IPA published midline results for a study of Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), a program that outsources the management of certain schools in Liberia to private operators. In an op-ed for BBC, David Laws—a former education minister in the United Kingdom and an advisor to Liberia's...
January 20, 2018
Media Coverage
In an op-ed in the Daily Nation, IPA Kenya Country Director Suleiman Asman and IPA Associate Director of Policy & Communications Heidi McAnnally-Linz discuss IPA's extensive breadth of work in Kenya to date and the opportunities for rigorous evidence to inform the country's education policies...
January 04, 2018
Media Coverage
In Bloomberg, Noah Smith cites IPA's research on seasonal migration in Bangladesh in an op-ed arguing for policies that encourage worker mobility. 
December 28, 2017
Media Coverage
NPR's Goats and Soda section has a feature about No Lean Season—a program that offers small, low-interest cash loans for transportation costs to help members of rural poor households get from their farms to cities to find their own temporary employment during the agricultural lean season. In the...
December 27, 2017
Media Coverage
In the Christian Science Monitor, Daniel Grossman explores strategies scientists are pursuing to prevent deforestation and preserve forests' natural ability to sequester carbon and slow the effects of climate change. Grossman interviews Seema Jayachandran about study with IPA showing that paying...
December 27, 2017
Media Coverage
IPA's evaluation of Making Ghanaian Girls Great (MGCubed), a program of satellite-transmitted classes for pupils in rural Ghana, is mentioned in this News Ghana report about the Varkey Foundation's plans to invest further in the program.
December 27, 2017
Media Coverage
In a discussion of the evidence surrounding the effects of matching gifts on charitable giving, Caroline Fiennes cites IPA research by Dean Karlan and John List demonstrating that offering a match increased both the likelihood of giving and the amount of the gifts. 
December 27, 2017
Media Coverage
In an article originally published in The Citizen (Tanzania) and republished by AllAfrica, Louis Kolumbia cites an IPA study showing that providing financial incentives to teachers for student performance (in addition to providing grants to schools based on the number of students enrolled) improved...
December 27, 2017
Media Coverage
On November 21, IPA and the government of Kenya's Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat co-hosted a one-day policy forum to discuss evidence and relevant policy lessons in health, water, and sanitation. The Star (Kenya) reported on the conference and the broader state of the health sector in Kenya. 
December 06, 2017
Press Release
New Haven, CT / Cambridge, MA – Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), two research centers working to support evidence-informed policymaking, were jointly awarded a grant of GBP£12 million (US$16 million) from the UK Department for International...

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