Photo of classroom in Uganda taken during Elevate project.
August 14, 2020
Photo of classroom in Uganda taken during Elevate project.
Media Coverage
March 17, 2020
Boris Bulayev, Meghan Mahoney, and Hannah Ornas of Uganda's Educate! program, which trains secondary school students in entrepreneurship and a range of soft-skills, write on the Brookings Institution's blog about their evaluation with IPA. The study found that female Educate! graduates were more likely to continue their education and to wait longer to start a family.
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January 27, 2020
In a Washington Post article on how planting trees can help counter the effects of global climate change, Seema Jayachandran discusses her study with IPA incentivizing landowners in Uganda to preserve trees on their land, reducing deforestation.
Uganda — Educate!
January 15, 2020

Meaningful, lasting impacts of a secondary school social leadership program in Uganda

This post, written by Laura Chioda (World Bank) with contributions from Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley), Meghan Mahoney (Educate!), Kat Blesie, and Lauren Russell, originally appeared on CEGA's Medium blog.

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July 25, 2019
Researchers Doug Parkerson (IPA), Pia Raffler (Harvard University), and Daniel Posner (UCLA) write in VoxDev on an evaluation of Uganda's Accountability Can Transform (ACT) Health program, which mobilizes community members to monitor healthcare service delivery.
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February 11, 2019
Vox reports on research research with IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce intimate partner violence through a series of locally produced videos shown during movies. The campaign reduced reported incidents of violence against women, apparently not through changes about attitudes toward it, but beacuse of perceived changes in social norms surrounding talking about and reporting it.
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January 03, 2019
New Vision highlights the work of a network of community health promoters (CHPs) delivering vital products and services that have helped reduce child mortality. The CHP program was evaluated by IPA in 2013 and has since been replicated in other districts of Uganda.
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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.
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November 26, 2018
In NPR's Planet Money podcast about rules of office behavior, Alice Evans highlights an IPA intervention in Uganda to reduce violence against women as an example of how to sometimes the best way to change behavior is more subtly.
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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
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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.
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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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April 30, 2018
Dianne Calvi of Village Enterprise writes on NextBillion about their work with IPA to evaluate their ultra-poor graduation programming in Uganda. Nathanael Goldberg, director of IPA’s Social Protection program, explained how studies like these can help inform the development of scalable and streamlined programming.
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Silvia Prina
April 17, 2018

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