November 08, 2022

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is delighted to share that we have recently formed a partnership with The Research in Color Foundation (RIC). RIC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to increasing the number of Ph.D. students of color in economics and economics-adjacent disciplines and amplifying meaningful economic and policy research about and by communities of color.

As part of this collaboration, IPA will financially sponsor two mentees and one early career Ph.D. student of color interested in development economics and policy. These recipients will be designated as IPA Scholars through Research in Color. Our goal is to support RIC's mission to increase the number of underrepresented scholars in economics and improve the retention of scholars of color in policy, economics, and adjacent fields. Together, we will promote the growth and development of underrepresented voices in economics and policy through mentorship, internships, and financial support.

About RIC: The Research In Color Foundation (RIC) works to level the playing field, promote inclusive research through increasing diversity of experiences and diversity of thought, and reduce the financial barriers for Black people and people of color pursuing economics and economics-adjacent professions. To do this work, RIC offers a mentorship program for students and young professionals who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics and adjacent fields. RIC mentees are matched with top economists and quantitative social scientists and collaborate one-on-one for eight months on an independent research project of the mentee’s choosing. This project will be presented at the RIC annual conference. To learn more about RIC, please visit their website, https://www.researchincolor.org/, and follow them on Twitter @researchincolor.

About IPA: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy organization that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with researchers and local decision-makers, ensuring that evidence is used to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Our well-established partnerships in the 20 countries where we work, and a strong understanding of local contexts, enable us to conduct high-quality research. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

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