Media Coverage
December 27, 2017

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.

Media Coverage
November 10, 2017

The Economist covers the preliminary results of an IPA evaluation on outsourcing in Liberian schools. Learn more about the preliminary results here.

Media Coverage
November 10, 2017

Devex recently discussed the preliminary results of IPA's evaluation of a program that outsources the management of certain schools in Liberia to private operators. Read more about those preliminary results here.

Media Coverage
October 30, 2017

The preliminary results of an IPA study on the effectiveness of an employment program for students in the Philippines were covered by the Business Mirror (Philippines). 

Media Coverage
October 23, 2017

ABC (Paraguay) covers Math in My School, an evaluation done by IPA in Paraguay. Read the article here, and read more about how Paraguay's government is scaling the initiative. 

Media Coverage
October 23, 2017

On the IADB's Enfoque Educación blog, read about how the Government of Finland has named Math in My School, a preschool program evaluated by IPA, as one of the world's 100 most innovative education initiatives. Read about how Paraguay's government is scaling the program here. 

Media Coverage
October 17, 2017

GhanaWeb highlights the Early Childhood Education Dissemination Event, at which IPA researchers presented the results of two IPA studies about early childhood education in Ghana. 

Media Coverage
September 17, 2017

Opinião e Notícia (Brazil) reports on the preliminary midline results of IPA's evaluation of a program that outsources the management of certain schools in Liberia to private operators. Read our full report on the results here. 

September 07, 2017

By Mauricio Romero, Justin Sandefur and Wayne Aaron Sandholtz

Last summer, the Liberian government delegated management of 93 public elementary schools to eight different private contractors. Given the intense controversy around the program, the government—with some encouragement from our colleagues at Ark Education Partnership Group, who helped manage the program—agreed to randomize the allocation of schools during the pilot, and the three of us partnered with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to evaluate its impacts. One year later, we have the first preliminary results from...

Media Coverage
July 17, 2017

IPA researchers Jonathan Morduch and Christopher Woodruff discuss their study results on mobile financial services and obstacles to hiring female garment workers to supervisory roles in Bangladesh.

Media Coverage
July 15, 2017

In an op-ed in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof discusses a program to outsource management of schools in Liberia that is being evaluated by IPA. Learn more about the preliminary results after one year here.

Media Coverage
June 27, 2017

In the New York Times Magazine, Peg Tyre mentions an IPA evaluation on outsourcing in Liberian schools. Learn more about the preliminary results after one year here.

Announcement
May 15, 2017

MineduLAB has launched its Third Innovation Window, a call for proposals to identify low-cost innovations that can be evaluated using experimental methods and administrative data from the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu). Application materials should be submitted by May 31, 2017.

MineduLAB announces its Third Innovation Window


MineduLAB has launched its Third Innovation Window, a call for proposals to identify low-cost innovations that can be evaluated using experimental methods and administrative data from the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu). Researchers,...

April 25, 2017

Editor's note: This cross-posting first appeared on NextBillion

Evidence-based policymaking. Those in the academic and think tank worlds all say they want to do it, but aren’t quite sure how. We can all agree that for evidence-based policymaking you need evidence, but you also need to “make it easy” to use that evidence, as behavioral economist Richard Thaler would say.

Evidence we have – IPA has done 600-plus randomized evaluations, more than 50 in education alone. We even have summaries of evidence highlighting education policy lessons emerging from multiple studies, such...

Media Coverage
April 21, 2017

Writing in the Financial Times magazine, David Pilling mentions an IPA evaluation on outsourcing in Liberian schools. Learn more about the preliminary results after one year here.

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