IPA is working with researchers to collect detailed social, economic, and health data from refugees and Bangladesh nationals in southern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district to explain the impact of the recent large refugee flow on the host economy. IPA plans to incorporate data-driven learning and accountable policy responses to these findings into UNDP's Cox's Bazar Development Plan and other Cox's Bazar investments.


IPA has conducted several projects in partnership with the Bangladesh government. We are working with the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Cooperatives and the UNDP to evaluate the impact of the village court system on access to and quality of justice as well as socioeconomic outcomes.

In 2016, IPA Bangladesh began an ongoing partnership with the Access to Information (a2i) initiative in the government's Information and Communications Technology division. IPA is working with a2i on several projects, including building a culture of evidence-based decision-making and policy innovation among government officials, comparing improvement in student learning under three alternative levels of bureaucrat autonomy, and promoting financial inclusion through electronic wage payments for social safety net programs.

To eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development goal, the Prime Minister Office’s access to information (a2i) division is working tirelessly to implement various programs with the help of...
From March 19-21, 2017, IPA Bangladesh organized a three-day executive course on Evidence-Based Policymaking and Program Design for 29 stakeholders in Bangladesh. Many government officials...
Co-hosted by the Access to Information (a2i) Program of the Prime Minister’s Office and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Synopsis The SME sector has the potential to be a driving force of...