Media Coverage
July 27, 2020
Colombia's La Silla Vacía interviews IPA Peace & Recovery Director Sebastian Chaskel on the economic impact of COVID-19. Chaskel shares results from the RECOVR survey in Colombia. The podcast also features several first-person accounts of unemployment in the country. To learn more about the survey results, see our blog post here.
While 49%
July 08, 2020

By swiftly enacting a national lockdown and sticking with it until a slow and partial reopening in June, Colombia has so far been spared the high COVID-19 infection rate and the related death toll of some of its neighbors like Brazil and Peru.

MedGlobal volunteer in Colombia
June 17, 2020

“The government expects a presentation of the findings in nine days,” we heard over a video call from one of our in-country staff members in Mexico City. He was referring to the results of the RECOVR (Research for Effective COVID-19 Response) survey, an effort we started in April in order to put IPA’s expertise at policymakers’ disposal to support them in their pandemic response.

Media Coverage
June 20, 2019
El Nuevo Siglo recaps a panel in Colombia sponsored by IPA and J-PAL LAC with economist Catalina Goméz Toro and the Secretaries of Security of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali.
Media Coverage
June 04, 2019
In VoxDex, researchers Marcela Eslava, John Haltiwa
Philippines theory of change workshop
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 within government offices or facilitating the institutionalization of an “evidence unit” within a ministry. For example:

Announcement
August 15, 2017
The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is launching its first request for proposals, through an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form available now. Expressions of Interest are due on September 15, 2017. The P&R Program is designed to support field experiments and related research in several broad areas:
Media Coverage
January 24, 2017
Colombia’s largest newspaper, El Tiempo, reports on an IPA study in Bogotá. The study is the largest RCT of its kind, and shows that hotspot policing and municipal services can reduce crime. [In Spanish] El periódico más grande de Colombia, El Tiempo, informa sobre una evaluación de IPA en Bogotá. La investigación es la evaluación aleatorizada más grande de este tema, y muestra que es posible que patrullaje policial y servicios municipales concentrado en zonas críticas pueda reducir crimen.
Media Coverage
January 24, 2017
Hear researcher Santiago Tobón on Colombia’s Caracol Radio discussing new findings on crime reduction at the link below. [In Spanish]   Escucha al investigador Santiago Tobón en Caracol Radio de Colombia, discutiendo los resultados sobre reduccion de cimen en el enlace de abajo.
Media Coverage
January 23, 2017
RCN radio reports on our new results from Colombia on reductions in crime from hotspot policing and municipal services. [In Spanish] Radio RCN informa sobre nuestros resultados nuevos desde Colombia sobre reducciones en crimen debidas a intensificación en patrullaje policial y recolección de basuras e iluminación.
Media Coverage
January 23, 2017
Colombia’s Caracol Radio reports on the presentation of IPA’s new findings from Bogata, on reducing insecurity by 20% using hotspot policing and city services to clean up neighborhoods. [In Spanish] Radio Caracol en Colombia informa sobre la presentación de los resultados nuevos de IPA en Bogotá. Los resultados precisan una reducción de de 20% de la inseguridad a través de un aumento en patrullaje policial y la recolección de basura y el mejoramiento del alumbrado público en zonas críticas.

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