November 13, 2020
Media Coverage
The Social Science Space podcast interviews Salma Mousa, who combinined her interests in sports and contact theory in a study of interfaith soccer teams in northern Iraq. Mousa explains what the results may teach us about improving relationships between social groups, even in post-war settings.
October 28, 2020
Announcement
The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. State Department announced on Friday that IPA is among the awardees of the new 2020 Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS). The program will strengthen global anti-trafficking efforts to measure and reduce the prevalence of modern...
October 28, 2020
Media Coverage
L'Economiste du Faso features an overview from Shana Warren and Elliott Collins on how IPA’s RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire evaluated the multi-sectoral impact of COVID-19. IPA shared these results in July in webinars in English and French. (Note: Article in French).
October 26, 2020
Media Coverage
In the Boston Globe, Jina Moore writes on how thinking on cash transfers as a form of aid has changed over the years. She reviews the evidence, including a study on cash and nutrition conducted by IPA in Rwanda.
September 29, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox's Future Perfect covers a study with IPA Kenya on the impact of a universal basic income (UBI) trial on personal and economic well-being. A recent paper on the study indicates UBI may help vulnerable households during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 29, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox reviews recent updates and evidence in mobile money, including a study on the impact of providing access to mobile money accounts in Kenya. The piece reflects on how research like this can inform efforts to support the world's unbanked people.
September 29, 2020
Press Release
Imperial College London announces a new study with IPA-Ghana and Dr Elisabetta Aurino, looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures have affected children's learning, health, and food security.
August 31, 2020
Media Coverage
Ivorian news site FratMat covers IPA’s RECOVR surveys in Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, which meausured  the impact of COVID-19 across several key sectors. IPA recently shared the results as part of our RECOVR webinar series in English and French. (Note: Article in French).
August 31, 2020
Media Coverage
NPR’s Goats and Soda podcast covers the long-term impact of Nobel Prize winner, Michael Kremer, and Edward Miguel’s study evaluating school-based deworming in Kenya. Kremer, Miguel, and co-authors Sarah Baird, Joan Harmony, and Michael Walker have released the 20-year results, which suggest, as...
August 31, 2020
Media Coverage
Following coverage in a recent press release Science’s podcast interviews Salma Mousa on her work evaluating interfaith soccer teams to build tolerance in post-conflict Iraq. (Note: interview starts at 15:10). The study was also featured in Nature, Science News, Psychology Today, National...
August 31, 2020
Media Coverage
Vox’s Future Perfect features Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel’s 20-year follow-up of their school-based deworming study in Kenya, in a new paper with co-authors Sarah Baird, Joan Harmony, and Michael Walker. The results found that individuals who had received deworming treatments as children...
August 14, 2020
Press Release
A new study, released today in Science, points to a way to help repair social ties and promote coexistence after war. The study found that in post-ISIS Iraq, mixing Christians and Muslims on soccer teams made Christian players more tolerant toward Muslims in their league, though the sentiments did...
July 28, 2020
Media Coverage
A Dhaka Tribune op-ed on the role of civil society organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, cites IPA's work in Bangladesh to track the virus and monitor its health and economic impacts.
July 28, 2020
Media Coverage
Dutch-African development platform, Include, highlights the RECOVR Research Hub, recapping IPA's webinar on the RECOVR survey in Ghana and pointing to the Hub's range of studies and surveys, from a phone survey in Senegal and a study of women in Ethiopia's garment industry.
July 28, 2020
Media Coverage
The University of Michigan interviews researcher Dean Yang on his work on a survey of Mozambique households on social distancing norms supported by IPA and aimed at promoting public health safe practices to combat COVID-19.
July 27, 2020
Media Coverage
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...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In Project Syndicate, IPA founder Dean Karlan, Director of Sector Programs Nathanael Goldberg, and J-PAL's Alison Fahey discuss the promising evidence for cash transfers and mobile money as tools to reach vulnerable populations, and the need for policy and ongoing research that builds on this...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In an op-ed for Foreign Policy, researcher Mushfiq Mobarak discusses the implications of COVID-19 lockdowns for regions in which households commonly use seasonal migration to weather agricultural lean seasons. The article references findings from prior research with IPA on seasonal migration in...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, IPA's Director of Financial Inclusion Rebecca Rouse and researcher Farah Said discuss the threat that COVID-19 poses to Pakistan's microfinance sector. The op-ed draws on findings from an IPA-funded study in which Said and her co-researchers surveyed microenterprise...
June 29, 2020
Media Coverage
In a piece discussing COVID-19 and the risks of violent conflict, The Economist cites IPA research with Mushfiq Mobarak, C. Austin Davis, and Paula Lopez Peña in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh, which found that COVID-19 symptoms were prevalent among Rohingya refugees. More information about...

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