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Erin M. Kelley, John Quattrochi
May 24, 2022

By Erin Kelley, Leslie Roberts, Emily Sloane, John Quattrochi, and Pieter Ventevogel

There are currently 244 million people worldwide affected by humanitarian crises, including 84 million who have been forcibly displaced. The displacement crisis in countries bordering Ukraine is a reminder of the many ongoing displacement crises which also need the world's urgent attention. To focus on solutions, we look back on a lively discussion and debate between a group of researchers and practitioners discussing a straightforward one-time program for displaced and vulnerable people that had...

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May 06, 2022

In this thirty-fifth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analyses from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Niger: Combining psychosocial and economic approaches to...
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May 04, 2022

IPA, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), GiveDirectly, and the Government of Togo were pleased to be awarded the SXSW Innovations Awards special recognition in the category of Artificial Intelligence. The recognition is for our joint work applying machine learning and innovative uses of data to finding poor people who were not on official social services registries, and extending emergency assistance to them during the COVID crisis.

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April 22, 2022

In this thirty-fourth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis More evidence on cash transfers and child nutritional outcomes:...
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March 31, 2022

In an interview featured on the International Monetary Fund's Finance & Development news section, IPA board member and Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation Cina Lawson discusses key findings of an IPA targeted aid study and the growing role of digitalization in Togo's economic future.

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March 31, 2022

In this thirty-third installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis United States: Twenty Year Outcomes of an Unconditional Cash...
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March 17, 2022

In this thirty-second installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Ghana: Unpacking a multi-part program to build sustainable...
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March 04, 2022

In this thirty-first installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Macedonia: Does it matter which parent receives a cash transfer...
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February 28, 2022

"We need to use cutting-edge solutions to our problems because you don't solve problems in 2022 using methods of 20 years ago," IPA board member and Togo's Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation Cina Lawson explained to Reuters in a story on the potential for artificial intelligence in international aid. A key exhibit in the article is IPA's project in Togo using AI to help identify rural poor in urgent need of aid during the COVID crisis.

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February 17, 2022

In this thirthieth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Mexico: Long-term impacts of a landmark cash transfer program

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January 13, 2022

Imran Matin writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review about evidence on the impact of "cash plus" programs, including two IPA studies on Ultra-Poor Graduation programs in Ghana and Uganda.

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November 18, 2021

In this twenty-ninth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Bangladesh: How has the pandemic affected youth living in...
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November 04, 2021

In this twenty-eighth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Bangladesh: What interventions are effective for promoting...
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October 21, 2021

In this twenty-seventh installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Ghana: The experiences of educators during the COVID-19...
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October 08, 2021

In this twenty-sixth installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response to COVID-19. Read the previous installment if you missed it, and sign up for our mailing list if you'd like to receive this roundup series directly to your inbox. 

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New Findings & Analysis Colombia: How have formal residency permits helped undocumented...

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