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Phillip Roessler, Mark Walsh
November 17, 2022

In 2021, the World Bank Findex survey found a large gap between the use of digital retail payments in high-income countries and low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This gap cannot be completely explained by differences in access to digital financial tools across countries.

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January 19, 2022
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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. 

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December 27, 2017
In an article originally published in The Citizen (Tanzania) and republished by AllAfrica, Louis Kolumbia cites an IPA study showing that providing financial incentives to teachers for student performance (in addition to providing grants to schools based on the number of students enrolled) improved learning outcomes for students. 
August 15, 2017
The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is launching its first request for proposals, through an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form available now. Expressions of Interest are due on September 15, 2017. The P&R Program is designed to support field experiments and related research in several broad areas:
Isaac Mbiti, Karthik Muralidharan
December 20, 2016

Twaweza’s per-student grant direct disbursements and advocacy contributed to Tanzanian government’s decision to send education funds directly to schools.  


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October 08, 2016
Getting a microloan is far easier than getting a bank loan. But in east Africa many people have access to an even easier source of credit. It takes just a few taps on a phone to obtain a short-term loan, which will arrive in a mobile-money account almost immediately. It is an exciting, scary development, says Dean Karlan, a development economist at Yale University.
March 23, 2015
By Konstantin Peric & Jake Kendall
Editors Note: Our partner, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has asked us to share this announcement with the financial inclusion community.
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December 04, 2014
IPA partner Twaweza reports on our randomized controlled trial of school funding in Tanzania. The study is testing if making school funding dependent on student achievement changes education outcomes for students. Twaweza explains that positive early findings were recently reported to government officials.

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