Media Coverage
August 20, 2009

This article on fighting poverty by improving the situation of women in the developing world mentions IPA Research Affiliate Michael Kremer's work in Kenya, and also quotes Research Affiliate Esther Duflo. 

"...SO WHAT WOULD an agenda for fighting poverty through helping women look like? You might begin with the education of girls — which doesn’t just mean building schools. There are other innovative means at our disposal. A study in Kenya by Michael Kremer, a Harvard economist, examined six different approaches to improving educational performance, from providing free textbooks to...

Media Coverage
May 10, 2009

Research Affiliate Esther Duflo writes about the benefits of keeping girls in school and how IPA's Ghana Secondary School Project for Girls works.

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Angela Ambroz
Dean Karlan, Bram Thuysbaert, Christopher Udry
April 10, 2009

We were pleased to see Bill Easterly highlight The Hunger Project, a partner of our's in Ghana, on his blog, Aid Watch.  In fact, it wasn't necessary for skepticism to take a full day off because there is a rigorous evaluation of the project underway.  With funding from the Robertson Foundation, researchers at Yale, Berkeley and IPA have just begun a study of the project's impact on the communities in Eastern Ghana.  

The interesting thing about this project is the impressive committment of THP to not only the mission of...

Media Coverage
November 17, 2008

Thomas Bossuroy and Clara Delavallade describe how school-based deworming programs dramatically improve child health and education at a low cost.

Media Coverage
January 28, 2008

Karthik Muralidharan expands on his dissertation research to determine how best to compensate teachers in India so they are accountable for their student's performance.

Media Coverage
January 24, 2008

Esther Duflo wondered whether there was anything that could be done about absentee teachers in rural India. She and colleague Rema Hanna tested the use of cameras to monitor teacher attendance (and salary incentives based on attendance records), and it worked.

Related Projects:
Encouraging Teacher Attendance through Monitoring with Cameras in Rural India

Media Coverage
May 24, 2007

Esther Duflo was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the "Ten People Who Could Change the World."

Media Coverage
August 06, 2006

At a time when millions of people each year are still being infected with the virus that causes AIDS, particularly in Africa, a rigorous new study has identified several simple, inexpensive methods that helped reduce the spread of the disease among Kenyan teenagers, especially girls.

Media Coverage
June 19, 2006

A new breed of development economists are using the tools of hard science to put poverty programs under the microscope--and upending a lot of conventional wisdom about what works.

Related Projects:
Encouraging Teacher Attendance through Monitoring with Cameras in Rural India

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