Media Coverage
August 02, 2022
Tavneet Suri and Nidhi Parekh write in Project Syndicate on how universal basic income (UBI) can help vulnerable households recover from crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, citing two IPA studies in Kenya conducted in 2017 and 2020.
Media Coverage
June 30, 2022
In his book, and resulting movement, The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer champions "effective charities"—evidence-based, cost-effective programs that provide the most impact per dollar of supporters' donations. One such effective charity is GiveDirectly. Between 2014 and 2016, IPA evaluated the impact of its unconditional cash transfer program on low-income households in western Kenya.
Media Coverage
June 30, 2022
Inside Philanthropy reports on Open Philanthropy's $65 Million grant to Evidence Action for scaling up chlorine dispensers for safe water, an innovation incubated and tested by IPA. (Note: article is gated).
Media Coverage
June 06, 2022
Soko Directory reports on some of the hazards faced by digital finance customers in Kenya as found by an IPA survey.
How to Identify Fraud Text Messages
June 02, 2022

By Elif Kubilay, Eva Raiber, and Lisa Spantig

“Click the link to claim your prize!”
“Please call to update your account information today or it will be closed.”
“Get an instant loan of $100 by calling this number.”

Media Coverage
March 31, 2022
CitizenTV reports on an IPA study conducted with the Competition Authority of Kenya on risks to digital finance users in that country. IPA researchers found fifty-seven percent of respondents experienced attempted scams or fraud since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, among other findings.
Media Coverage
December 01, 2021
The news outlet Nation reports on an IPA study with the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and Financial Sector Deepening (FSD-Kenya) on barriers to digital credit such as loan pricing.
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September 30, 2021

Digital credit has transformed access to finance for hundreds of millions of consumers across the world. Through this innovation in loan delivery—characterized as “instant, automated, and remote”—people can now get loans over their phones in mere minutes.

Media Coverage
July 30, 2021
Forbes writes on a study with IPA evaluating the impact of a jobs training and placement program from the company Sama on employment and livelihood outcomes in Kenya.
Media Coverage
July 30, 2021
Northwestern Univesity expands on results from a paper in February 2021 on the economic impact of COVID-19 in nine lower- and middle-income countries. Overall, findings showed the pandemic took a significant toll on key livelihood outcomes—including food security, employment, and domestic violence—across several LMICs and that the economic shock will have long-term consequences.
IPV surveyor
July 29, 2021

An estimated 835 million people worldwide experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their relationships. However, the true extent of IPV prevalence remains debated because—although IPV statistics are staggeringly high in some regions—many experts theorize the numbers are still underestimates.

Media Coverage
June 28, 2021
In an op-ed for Project Syndicate, Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel cite IPA's long-term deworming research in arguing against UK aid cuts to combatting neglected tropical diseases.
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May 07, 2021

By Bless Rachael Adzahli, Kobbina Awuah, Abdoulaye Cissé, Claudio Mlamka, and Frank Odhiambo

Note: This is a guest post by the Graduate Applications International Network (GAIN).

African scholars are strongly under-represented in economics research globally. At the same time, potentially excellent graduate school candidates from Africa face information and economic constraints that may hinder their possibilities of being admitted to graduate programs. 

Media Coverage
April 30, 2021
Citizen TV spotlights Diana Warira, who works with J-PAL and IPA-Kenya and is this year's winner of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award. The award recognizes leaders in evidence-informed decision-making on the African continent. You can also read a longer interview with her on the award's website.