Philippines theory of change workshop
Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, Bethany Park, Maria Jessa Grace Cruz, Riza Halili
February 28, 2019
(Editor's note: The title of this post has been updated.) IPA pursues many strategies to move evidence to policy impact, but one that engenders particularly meaningful partnerships is to work from within governments, whether through embedding staff...
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Michael Rosenbaum
February 25, 2019
If you’re a teacher in the United States with a student loan, you can get $5,000 to $17,500 of your student loans forgiven by the federal government after five consecutive years of teaching in low-income schools. To do this, you’d have to first...
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Heidi McAnnally-Linz, Suleiman Asman
January 02, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part two in a series on what IPA has learned about making sure evidence gets used, and what we hope to do more of in the future.  See part one, laying out our new strategic ambition, here.  
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Annie Duflo
December 18, 2018
What does it take to move evidence to policy? Introducing our Theory of Action, and a new strategic plan to make it happen.
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Jeffrey Mosenkis
November 21, 2018
James Habyarimana, William Jack
July 02, 2018
Co-written with Alejandra Martinez
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Sharon Wolf
June 22, 2018
Editor's note: This cross-posting appeared originally on the BOLD blog. 
Miguel Angel Jimenez Gallardo
May 14, 2018
The transition from informal, group-based, financial services to formal, individual-based, digital financial services may come about with some unintended consequences, such as the reduction of the positive effects linked to social pressure.
Miguel Angel Jimenez Gallardo
May 14, 2018
La transición de un modelo de servicios financieros informales grupales hacia servicios financieros digitales formales e individuales puede traer consigo consecuencias inesperadas, como lo es la reducción de los efectos positivos ligados a la...
April 30, 2018
Imagine you were just handed a check – a check in addition to and larger than most of your paychecks. Do you know what you would do with this money? And what would it take to change your mind?
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April 27, 2018
Professors Sharon Wolf of the University of Pennsylvania and Larry Aber of New York University spoke to an audience in New York about their studies with IPA in Ghana on improving the country's early childhood education system. IPA Executive Director...
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April 17, 2018
By Alejandra Martinez and Danielle Moore
April 04, 2018
Por Gabriella Wong & Hugo Salas ¿Pueden los mensajes de texto influir en el comportamiento financiero? IPA está trabajando en estrecha colaboración con SBS para descubrir cómo mejorar los puntajes crediticios en Perú.
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Matthew Jukes
April 03, 2018
Editor's note: this is a cross-posting with the RTI blog.  
Dario Rodriguez
March 21, 2018
By: Gabriella Wong & Hugo Salas
March 12, 2018
Editor's note: This is a cross-posting which appeared originally on the World Bank Development Impact Blog.
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A USDA SNAP card being used at a farmer's market
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Michael Rosenbaum
March 05, 2018
In her 2017 Ely lecture, Esther Duflo adroitly noted that the model economist must be willing to be an “economist-plumber…in the pursuit of good implementation of public policy, she is willing to tinker.” This mentality has been absent in the...
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December 05, 2017
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts summarizing the discussions from a May 2017 researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluatio