Improving access to quality health services, and promoting use of health-promoting services and products, is a global policy priority. Yet lack of income, inadequate health services, poor infrastructure, and many other factors continue to inhibit progress in this area. IPA has a strong and expanding body of research on this topic, with more than 150 evaluations, either completed or in progress, that measure the impact of health-related interventions.


The results are in for the Community Health Assistant (CHA) incentives evaluation: increases in the productivity of CHAs that were recruited via career (versus social) incentives are mirrored by...

A Zambian health worker administers medicine

Employing community health workers may help governments address the shortage of healthcare providers in Sub-Saharan Africa.


During an Ebola outbreak, the rapid identification, diagnosis, and isolation of those infected is essential to preventing the further spread of infection.