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We discover and advance what works to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

  • Paraguay

    Opened in 2008 & partners with the Government on evidence-based policies.

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  • Zambia

    Opened in 2010 & has an Embedded Lab with the Ministry of General Education.

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  • Uganda

    Opened in 2008, has Right-Fit Evidence unit, & partners with the Government.

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  • Tanzania

    Opened in 2017 & partners with Government, civil society, & private sector.

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  • Sierra Leone

    Opened in 2009 & supported data-driven responses to Ebola & COVID-19.

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  • Rwanda

    Opened in 2013 & has an Embedded Lab within the Rwanda Education Board.

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  • Mali

    Opened in 2010 to explore solutions in agriculture, education, & health.

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  • Malawi

    Opened in 2010 & focuses on agriculture, financial inclusion, & more.

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  • Liberia

    Opened in 2010 & has partnerships in peace and recovery & other sectors.

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  • Ghana

    Opened in 2008 & runs an Embedded Lab with the Ministry of Education.

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  • Dominican Republic

    IPA started working in the Dominican Republic in 2006.

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  • Côte d’Ivoire

    Opened in 2016 & has two Embedded Labs with Government ministries.

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  • Colombia

    Opened in 2014 & runs ConsultIPA, a pro-bono M&E consultancy.

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  • Burkina Faso

    Opened in 2013 & now part of the Francophone West Africa Regional Office.

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People of IPA

People of IPA

Applied Research & Methods (ARM) Group Affiliate | Senior Director of Embedded Labs

Juan Hernández-Agramonte

“We want to equip our partners to produce their own evidence and then use that evidence for their own decision-making process.”

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Senior Research Manager, Philippines

Yuna Liang

“We value diversity. We have people from different countries and religious backgrounds. We all work well together.”

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Country Director, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Walker Higgins

“IPA feels very much like a small organization, in that everyone is asked to wear many different hats and flex different intellectual muscles.”

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Country Director, Ghana

Salifu Amadu

“At IPA, you get to really think through and come up with something new all the time. And every study is almost like a new challenge.”

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Associate Director of Program Development

Peter Srouji

“At IPA, it's never boring. You're always being challenged in a good way that fosters a lot of learning and growth.”

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Country Director, Mexico

Odette Gonzalez Carrillo

“For a long time, I have been trying to push the use of evidence to inform decisions in the government and other places.”

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Research Manager, Burkina Faso

Aliou Diallo

“It's not very easy for a younger researcher to get funding to work on such an important project. That's why I went into IPA."

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Senior Policy & Communications Manager

Ana Tamayo Alatriste

“We work with people from all over the world. We have different work styles, cultures, languages, and visions. And I think that diversity is incredible.”

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Applied Research & Methods (ARM) Group Staff | Research Associate

Isabella Contreras

“Our focus is based on research, data, and rigor. But our bigger purpose is helping people, helping a family, helping a household.”

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Research and Policy Manager, Rwanda

Jean Leodomir Habarimana Mfura

“At IPA, it is not routine work. There are always things to learn, and there are always new ideas to explore.”

Read Full Bio

Applied Research & Methods (ARM) Group Affiliate | Senior Director of Embedded Labs

Juan Hernández-Agramonte

“We want to equip our partners to produce their own evidence and then use that evidence for their own decision-making process.”

Read Full Bio

Senior Research Manager, Philippines

Yuna Liang

“We value diversity. We have people from different countries and religious backgrounds. We all work well together.”

Read Full Bio

Country Director, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Walker Higgins

“IPA feels very much like a small organization, in that everyone is asked to wear many different hats and flex different intellectual muscles.”

Read Full Bio

Country Director, Ghana

Salifu Amadu

“At IPA, you get to really think through and come up with something new all the time. And every study is almost like a new challenge.”

Read Full Bio

Associate Director of Program Development

Peter Srouji

“At IPA, it's never boring. You're always being challenged in a good way that fosters a lot of learning and growth.”

Read Full Bio

Country Director, Mexico

Odette Gonzalez Carrillo

“For a long time, I have been trying to push the use of evidence to inform decisions in the government and other places.”

Read Full Bio

Research Manager, Burkina Faso

Aliou Diallo

“It's not very easy for a younger researcher to get funding to work on such an important project. That's why I went into IPA."

Read Full Bio

Senior Policy & Communications Manager

Ana Tamayo Alatriste

“We work with people from all over the world. We have different work styles, cultures, languages, and visions. And I think that diversity is incredible.”

Read Full Bio

Applied Research & Methods (ARM) Group Staff | Research Associate

Isabella Contreras

“Our focus is based on research, data, and rigor. But our bigger purpose is helping people, helping a family, helping a household.”

Read Full Bio

Research and Policy Manager, Rwanda

Jean Leodomir Habarimana Mfura

“At IPA, it is not routine work. There are always things to learn, and there are always new ideas to explore.”

Read Full Bio
Children in Sylhet, Bangladesh receive vitamin A capsules at a temporary vaccination center. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Practitioners

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

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Students in Sylhet, Bangladesh plant a tree. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Donors

Your investment supports our work to ensure evidence is used for effective poverty alleviation programs that deliver the most impact per dollar.

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An IPA/J-PAL workshop on "Investing in Education for the Future" in Liberia.  © 2017 Rebecca Elcome For Researchers

We provide world-class support to researchers at every stage of a study from fundraising to project management, to sharing results with the world.

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IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo (left) meets Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director of Ghana's Ministry of Education. © 2018 Kojo Denanyoh For Policymakers

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

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Children in Sylhet, Bangladesh receive vitamin A capsules at a temporary vaccination center. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Practitioners

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

Learn More
Students in Sylhet, Bangladesh plant a tree. © 2018 HM Shahidul Islam / Shutterstock For Donors

Your investment supports our work to ensure evidence is used for effective poverty alleviation programs that deliver the most impact per dollar.

Learn More
An IPA/J-PAL workshop on "Investing in Education for the Future" in Liberia.  © 2017 Rebecca Elcome For Researchers

We provide world-class support to researchers at every stage of a study from fundraising to project management, to sharing results with the world.

Learn More
IPA Executive Director Annie Duflo (left) meets Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director of Ghana's Ministry of Education. © 2018 Kojo Denanyoh For Policymakers

We support organizations to generate, interpret, and apply evidence to understand what's working, what's not, and how to make a bigger impact.

Learn More