The spread of new technologies such as mobile phones and electronic payment networks have brought about new possibilities for the world's poor, and many programs across all sectors aim to harness this technology. IPA is investigating how programs such as market information for farmers, savings programs, and health information can be delivered to people via mobile phones and other technologies.


Despite good intentions, people often make less-than-optimal financial choices. In this series, we match insights from our global research in behavioral economics with specific financial service...


Numerous developing country governments, such as Brazil and Mexico, have adopted conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs as a social safety net, providing billions of dollars in transferred funds...


In Sub-Saharan Africa, about 1.8 million people became infected with the HIV virus in 2011, with the majority of new cases attributed to unprotected sex.