Media Coverage
November 27, 2018

Spiegel Online covers an ongoing IPA study, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of a universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya.

Media Coverage
November 27, 2018

Vox's Future Perfect writes on the effects of cash transfers compared to holistic "graduation" programs as well as how both approaches can be applied in conjunction with one another. Vox cites IPA research conducted in Uganda as well as a large-scale IPA study tested in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and Peru. 

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 27, 2018

Originally reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Daily Mail covers an ongoing IPA evaluation, in partnership with GiveDirectly, evaluating the effects of universal basic income (UBI) in rural Kenya. This story also appeared in Le Monde and Capital News.

Media Coverage
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
October 18, 2018

With the launch of their Future Perfect section, Vox discusses IPA research on cash benchmarking, comparing cash to the multi-faceted "graduation approach" to helping the poorest of the poor. They discuss how this worked in Uganda and a large-scale randomization tested in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and Peru. The piece and the research highlight when cash can be effective, but also how IPA is finding out what might work even better.

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

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 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 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
September 18, 2018

While many cash transfer studies report outcomes over the first several years, Vox reports on IPA returning to study how Ugandan cash beneficiaries fared nine years later. Christopher Blattman describes, how he, with Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez, found that their conclusions changed when discovering the comparison group caught up to the cash recipients in the long run.

Media Coverage
July 24, 2018

Uganda's New Vision reports on IPA's randomized evaluations of several variations of programs designed to help the ultra poor in Uganda. The article also discusses the use of the Poverty Probability Index (PPI®) as a measure of poverty in a population, as used in the study.

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