IPA’s Path-to-Scale Research Program connects the dots between innovation and implementation of evidence-based programs and policies, leading to better health, improved livelihoods, and less poverty.

The Path-to-Scale Research Program works to initiate and speed up the process of moving evidence-based interventions from proof-of-concept to scalable and adaptable programs and policies. In contrast to innovation research that explores brand new ideas for solving development problems, path-to-scale research begins with evidence-based approaches that have already shown promise in rigorous impact evaluations. Path-to-scale research builds on these promising approaches by assessing how robust the original findings are, pursuing additional evidence on when, where, and why an approach is expected to work, and identifying ways to optimize program design and implementation at scale.

Path-to-scale research seeks to help policy-makers identify and incorporate the most effective interventions into programs and policies, for example by reviewing and sharing evidence with decision-makers in strategic and timely moments, with an aim to improve health outcomes, boost livelihoods, and reduce poverty. Learn more about our Evidence Identification Processes.

Our work:

The PSR team is seeking partnerships for our current SME and child growth and development initiatives.

 


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For the public health sector, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines presents new challenges—a rapid timeline, targeting of adults, and, given limited initial supply, prioritization of high-risk...

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Childhood immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions to date, preventing an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year and severe morbidity for...

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Stunting, or being too short for one’s age, is a warning signal that a child is at risk of failing to reach their full physical and developmental potential. Stunting is caused by poor nutrition...