Media Coverage
October 31, 2014

The news site Quartz.com covered Chris Blattman's research with IPA in Liberia. Researchers were able to predict outbreaks of future violence in the country with a small set of variables. You can read the full piece, This statistical model can predict outbreaks of violence in Liberia here.
Media Coverage
July 07, 2014

In an op-ed for the New York Times, IPA researcher Chris Blattman raises the idea of cash transfers to the homeless in the United States. Among other cash transfer evidence in developing countries, he cites his work with IPA studying cash transfers to urban youths in Liberia. He also discusses a pair of studies in Uganda: an evaluation of WINGS, a cash transfer program for women, and a study of YOP, a similar program for rural youths. 

Blattman posted some further thoughts on his blog. You can also read his article on cash transfers in developing countries in the May/June issue of...

Media Coverage
June 09, 2014

Charles Kenny writes in Bloomberg Businessweek about the prospect of direct cash transfers to civilians in post-conflict Afghanistan. He cites IPA's work in Uganda and Liberia. Chris Blattman writes more on the Uganda study here, and the Liberia study here.

Media Coverage
August 29, 2013

The New York Times Fixes column discusses cash transfer research, including quotes from IPA's Director of Research Methods and Training, Niall Keleher, and IPA affiliate Chris Blattman who discusses his work with IPA in Uganda. The article also discusses our evaluation of GiveDirectly, and our new results from Morocco. You can also find a blog post about recent cash transfer coverage here.

Media Coverage
July 16, 2013

  The Financial Times's Tim Harford discusses direct cash transfers and our study on the topic in Northern Uganda. See more coverage of that project here.
Media Coverage
June 20, 2013

  The New York Times's Economix blog interviews our affiliate Chris Blattman about the recently-released results of his study on cash transfers in Uganda. 
Media Coverage
June 06, 2013

IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in The New York Times. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.

Media Coverage
June 05, 2013

IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Bloomberg Businessweek. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.

Media Coverage
June 04, 2013

IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Forbes. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.

Media Coverage
June 03, 2013

IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Foreign Policy. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.

Media Coverage
June 03, 2013

IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Slate. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.

Media Coverage
May 08, 2013

Joshua Keating at Foreign Policy discusses IPA's newly released findings from the WINGS study, which explores how to help women become entrepreneurs in post-war northern Uganda, here.  
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Christopher Blattman, Jeannie Annan, Eric Green, Julian Jamison
May 02, 2013

  IPA is pleased to talk about some new findings on the best way to help women in the aftermath of war. Our affiliate Chris Blattman has been working in northern Uganda, which is recovering from 20 years of war with Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. According to the State Department:   The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been active since 1986, making it one of Africa’s oldest, most violent, and persistent armed groups. The LRA was formed in northern Uganda to fight against the Government of Uganda, and operated there from 1986 to 2006. At the height of the conflict, nearly two...
Gharad Bryan, Shyamal Chowdhury, Mushfiq Mobarak
October 22, 2012

  Editor’s note: Scott Guggenheim is a Social Policy Adviser at AusAID and participated in the Post-Conflict recovery panel at the Impact and Policy Conference held in Bangkok.   I came to the ADB, IPA and JPAL Impact and Policy Conference  as an anthropological tourist rather than as a native speaker of economics. It was a terrific workshop, full of interesting and often counter-intuitive original research. Of the sessions that I attended, two sets of papers stood out as particularly relevant for my own work. Rema Hanna’s paper on the unexpected lack of elite capture in community-based...

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