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.

Media Coverage
September 25, 2018

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

Media Coverage
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.

Media Coverage
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.

Media Coverage
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.

Media Coverage
January 20, 2018

In an op-ed in the Daily Nation, IPA Kenya Country Director Suleiman Asman and IPA Associate Director of Policy & Communications Heidi McAnnally-Linz discuss IPA's extensive breadth of work in Kenya to date and the opportunities for rigorous evidence to inform the country's education policies and improve student learning outcomes. 

Media Coverage
December 27, 2017

On November 21, IPA and the government of Kenya's Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat co-hosted a one-day policy forum to discuss evidence and relevant policy lessons in health, water, and sanitation. The Star (Kenya) reported on the conference and the broader state of the health sector in Kenya. 

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
April 15, 2017

In this article, Demand talks with Rachel Steinacher about IPA’s WASH study in Kenya, and chronicles the engineering process that went into testing, developing, and implementing an effective handwashing product.

"Highly specific project briefs sometimes make assumptions about user needs, which goes against best practice in human-centered design. But having a clear agenda and focused budget can help balance ideals with constraints."

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March 27, 2017

The U.S. News & World Report discusses IPA's behavioral science research and RCT studies that are being conducted throughout Kenya. From the article:

Thanks to IPA and outfits like it, the next frontier for nudge theory is being developed in the developing world itself. The epicenter is Kenya – a country with relatively robust infrastructure that serves as a regional hub for international agencies and technology start-ups.

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