February 23, 2021
Media Coverage
In Reuters, Shana Warren, one of the 20 co-authors of a recently published study on the impact of COVID-19 in nine lower- and middle-income countries, argues that emergency cash assistance is vital to helping economically disadvantaged households stay afloat while curbing the spread of the virus.
February 22, 2021
Media Coverage
The Financial Times reports on findings from a new survey of an estimated 100,000 people in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nepal, and the Philippines between April and June last year. As Edward Miguel, one of the study's co-authors describes, the results are...
February 22, 2021
Media Coverage
NPR covers how researchers are using new methods to help the government in Togo target cash assistance to those who have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. Researcher Joshua Blumenstock developed the methodology using satellite imagery and monitoring cell phone usage to map out levels of...
February 05, 2021
Press Release
Washington, D.C..—The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in developing countries across the globe, according to a new study by an international team of economists. The study, published Feb. 5 in the journal Science Advances, provides...
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
BBC News reports on Sesame Workshop using Rohingya muppets to help deliver educational and developmental messaging to refugee children in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. IPA worked with Sesame Workshop on research to inform the design of the two muppets, Aziz and Noor, and develop educational content that...
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
In the editorial website, reasons to be cheerful, David Byrne outlines some positive effects of cash transfers, including IPA studies in Uganda and Liberia on the long-term impact of getting a cash grant.
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
The Economist writes that despite challenging conditions in Lebanon—an economic crisis, the coronavirus pandemic, and the scapegoating of refugees—many Syrian refugees living in Lebanon intend to stay. The article cites a study that found a majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon plan to stay for...
January 22, 2021
Media Coverage
The Wall Street Journal does an in-depth profile of Annie Duflo. The piece traces her career and the growth of the evidence movement, citing several landmark studies along the way to show the importance of good data for making good policy.
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
La República covers the impact of an IPA-valued VAT cash assistance program on building household financial resilience during the pandemic.
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
In an op-ed on incentivizing COVID-19 vaccinations in France, Le Monde features an IPA study in Sierra Leone which was designed to encourage parents to immunize their children. The study found social signaling, through wearing bracelets to indicate whether children had been vaccinated, was a low-...
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
NBC News reported from Sesame Street and from the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh on IPA's work with Sesame Workshop. Researchers helped develop two new muppets to speak to Rohingya refugee children and facilitate early childhood development efforts in the camp. Watch the story, which...
January 05, 2021
Media Coverage
Variety covers IPA's work with Sesame Workshop designing Rohingya muppets to help refugee children with their cognitive and emotional development, with a focus on skills to respond to trauma.
December 28, 2020
Media Coverage
The New York Times reports on IPA's work with Sesame Workshop in Bangaldesh, creating Noor and Aziz, two new Rohingya muppets designed around the needs of children in the world's largest refugee camp.
December 26, 2020
Media Coverage
[In Spanish] Colombia's largest daily newspaper, El Tiempo, discusses new findings on criminal governmance in Medellín. Researchers recently presented findings on how combos, local crime organizations, have substituted for local government providing many municipal services. Researcher Santiago...
December 26, 2020
Media Coverage
WIRED covers new efforts in Togo where IPA is working with researchers Josh Blumenstock, the Center for Effective Global Action, GiveDirectly, and others to use new data tools, including satellite data to quickly locate and distribute cash to those who need it most during the COVID crisis.
December 10, 2020
Media Coverage
Researchers Ala’ Alrababa’h, Marine Casalis, and Daniel Masterson share findings from their study on the return intentions of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon; many of which plan to remain in Lebanon despite the challenges to their health and livelihood. Read the IPA policy brief on the study's...
November 30, 2020
Media Coverage
Uganda's New Vision covers a recent community launch of the PlayMatters initiative which aims to strengthen the mental, physical, and emotional skills and well-being of refugee and host community children, to bolster their development and ability to cope with trauma. The local launch on November 20...
November 30, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox's annual guide to charity giving is out. Dylan Matthews walks through how to make the most of your giving dollars, including donating to meta-charities like IPA, who help find the most effective causes. The piece quotes software developer Jeff Kaufman who says: "If they can turn a dollar of...
November 28, 2020
Media Coverage
Researchers Elisabetta Aurino and Sharon Wolf write in The Conversation about the impact of food insecurity on early child development. Referencing their long term research with Edward Tsinigo and IPA Ghana, which shows how hunger is associated with worse cognitive performance years later, they...
November 13, 2020
Media Coverage
The Social Science Space podcast interviews Salma Mousa, who combinined her interests in sports and contact theory in a study of interfaith soccer teams in northern Iraq. Mousa explains what the results may teach us about improving relationships between social groups, even in post-war settings.

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