In the Dominican Republic, IPA is currently implementing two evaluations involving ProSoli, a government-run conditional cash transfer program.


One examines the impact of offering low-interest microloans to ProSoli beneficiaries, while the other seeks to understand how savings mechanisms impact financial behavior among beneficiaries. 



Conditional cash transfers have proven effective as incentives for the extreme poor to visit a health clinic or send their children to school. But are such programs sustainable? If the cash...


Evidence suggests that facilitating access to formal savings services can increase savings, investment, and income among the poor in developing countries. However, use of these accounts is...

Karoline Hormann
From January 20-22, Research Coordinator Maricha Friedman and Research Associate Karoline Hormann presented on IPA's work in the Dominican Republic. The conference “Research Opportunities for the...