Colombia IPV study
February 14, 2022
IPA brought together hundreds of academics from across the globe to discuss new research and emerging issues related to financial inclusion at its Annual Researcher Gathering. These studies suggest that research on financial inclusion is shifting...
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Karisha Anne Cruz, Maria Isabel Fernandez, Kate Glynn-Broderick, Yuna Liang, Rebecca Rouse, Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri
February 08, 2022
IPA partnered with DSWD and the World Bank to survey 5,000 randomly selected beneficiaries in 2021 to better understand their experience of digital cash transfer beneficiaries and the use of formal financial products.
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William Blackmon, Rachel Pizatella-Haswell
January 19, 2022
Mobile money has the potential to be a poverty-alleviating tool that can change trajectories of lives; yet researchers and policymakers don’t have a systematic way to know what consumers pay for mobile money transactions, a key factor affecting take...
IPA Peru team photo - December 2021
Ronny Condor, Sergio De Marco, Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, Kelly Montaño, Jessica Tollette
December 21, 2021
In this post, we describe the first steps that IPA's Country Office in Peru has taken to understand and address DEI needs and help promote our workforce diversity in-country.
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William Blackmon, Brian Mwesigwa
December 16, 2021
IPA and the Inclusion for All Initiative conducted an audit study measuring the costs of using digital financial services in Nigeria and compared those with both providers’ officially stated prices and the regulatory cap on fees set by the Central...
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December 13, 2021
The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) conducted a study to identify and address potential consumer protection concerns in Kenya’s digital credit markets. The research involved a survey of 793 digital...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
November 18, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
Digital financial service in Indonesia
Hussam Razi
November 15, 2021
Over the next three years, the Financial Inclusion Program (FIP) at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) will be evaluating interoperable payments systems to answer key questions to aid decision-making around the design and impact of these complex...
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Trey Beck, Annie Duflo
November 15, 2021
IPA is pleased to welcome Minister Cina Lawson and Russell Siegelman to its board of directors. They will join the current board members in overseeing IPA’s operations and charting the path forward as the organization continues to grow the evidence...
Adapted COMB framework
November 04, 2021
In a new article published in Alliance Magazine, we have applied a well-known behavioral framework, the COM-B model, to organizational learning as a way to organize the insights we’ve gained on this topic over the last few years, and to dig deeper...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
November 04, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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Sarah Kabay
November 02, 2021
The heart of the book is comprised of three empirical chapters, each investigating a particular topic: grade repetition, private primary schools, and school fees. I review the literature on each topic and then use data from a sample of Ugandan...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
October 21, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
October 08, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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Rafe Mazer
September 30, 2021
Two recent areas of research raise important questions about how development funds (especially grant funds) should—or perhaps should not—be used to support private sector actors going forward. From my perspective, I worry that the financial...
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Suleiman Asman, Claudia Casarotto, Annie Duflo, Radha Rajkotia
September 28, 2021
We believe that making research more locally grounded by increasing the engagement of researchers from the countries where our research activities are taking place will likely lead to more policy-relevant and impactful studies. We can make this...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
September 23, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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Heidi McAnnally-Linz
September 10, 2021
After almost ten years leading policy and external relations at IPA, I am transitioning to lead the MacMillan Center at Yale this week. Wherever I am, whatever I am doing, I will be a forever advocate for IPA and our mission to measurably improve...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
September 09, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...
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Luciana Debenedetti, Jeffrey Mosenkis, Rachel Strohm
August 26, 2021
In this newest installment of our RECOVR Roundup series, we are sharing new findings and analysis from the RECOVR Research Hub and from our partner organizations, as well as links on what is happening in the Social Protection landscape in response...

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