Media Coverage
February 11, 2019

Vox reports on research research with IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce intimate partner violence through a series of locally produced videos shown during movies. The campaign reduced reported incidents of violence against women, apparently not through changes about attitudes toward it, but beacuse of perceived changes in social norms surrounding talking about and reporting it.

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January 03, 2019

New Vision highlights the work of a network of community health promoters (CHPs) delivering vital products and services that have helped reduce child mortality. The CHP program was evaluated by IPA in 2013 and has since been replicated in other districts of Uganda.

Media Coverage
November 27, 2018

Sweden's Sveriges Radio reports on an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda as both a news and feature piece. The evaluation compared how a standard WASH, hygiene, and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition. (Note: in Swedish).

Media Coverage
November 26, 2018

In NPR's Planet Money podcast about rules of office behavior, Alice Evans highlights an IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce violence against women as an example of how to sometimes the best way to change behavior is more subtly.

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October 24, 2018

In an op-ed featured in Devex, Melissa Patsalides, a deputy assistant administrator for USAID writes on an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda, reflecting on what it means for the aid agency's views on testing effectiveness of programs around the world.

Media Coverage
September 27, 2018

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Christine Emba writes on an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda, connecting it to a broader debate on the most effective methods to reduce poverty

Media Coverage
September 26, 2018

Vox's Dylan Matthews covers an IPA cash benchmarking study in Rwanda and the context around it, including interviews with Berk Özler of the World Bank and Amanda Glassman of the Center for Global Development.

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September 25, 2018

NPR's All Things Considered features an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The study compared a standard nutrition and WASH program to cash transfers.

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September 25, 2018

Quartz’s technology and science reporter, Michael Coren, reviews IPA’s cash benchmarking study in Rwanda.

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September 25, 2018

Wired reports on an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The evaluation compared how a standard WASH and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition.

Media Coverage
September 25, 2018

GiveDirectly co-founders Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus write about a cash benchmarking evaluation in Rwanda. This IPA study compared a standard nutrition and WASH program to cash transfers.

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September 19, 2018

In the New York Times Fixes Column, Marc Gunther writes about an IPA study on cash benchmarking in Rwanda. The study compared how a standard WASH and nutrition program compares to just giving people cash, measuring impacts on indicators of poverty and malnutrition. While that column was released before the results were out, you can read Gunther’s reflections on the implications of the results on his blog, here.

Media Coverage
July 26, 2018

NPR's Planet Money interviews economist Molly Lipscomb along with current and former IPA staff, and goes to Senegal to describe our work there. Veteran economics journalist Robert Smith explains how markets for household "desludging" waste removal weren't working, keeping essential services out of many households' reach, and what IPA did about it.

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Silvia Prina
April 17, 2018

By Alejandra Martinez and Danielle Moore

Reducing transaction fees and increasing proximity to bank branches seems like a no-brainer for increasing account usage. And predictably enough, a body of research points to transaction costs broadly defined, including fees, distance from a bank branch, difficult administrative processes, as a major barrier to savings. However, for women in the developing world, experimental evidence paints a more complicated picture about the ways in which transaction costs may affect financial inclusion.

 

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Media Coverage
February 10, 2018

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 more about the evaluation here.

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