Sectoral Expertise

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In this image:Students at a Uganda Educate! partner school. © Andrea Borgarello / Cartier Philanthropy

Our Sectors

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IPA works with researchers and implementers to identify ways to increase the productivity of farms to ensure food security, increase farmer income, and promote environmental sustainability.

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Consumer Protection

IPA’s Consumer Protection initiative works with governments, financial institutions, and researchers to measure risks of using novel digital data sources and to test new ways to better protect consumers and support their financial health.

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IPA’s Education sector works to rigorously evaluate programs that aim to increase access to and quality of early childhood education, improve school attendance, and increase learning.

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Entrepreneurship & Private Sector Development

IPA’s EPSD sector brings together researchers and decision-makers to identify, rigorously evaluate, adapt, and scale up effective solutions to the constraints that affect entrepreneurship and business growth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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Financial Inclusion

IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program works to improve the financial health of economically vulnerable individuals, households, and firms through research.

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Health & Nutrition

IPA has a strong and expanding body of research in health and nutrition. Among the many findings thus far, studies have shown that simple approaches can have dramatic impacts on health, particularly for children.

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Human Trafficking

IPA’s Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI) aims to build evidence on effective ways to prevent trafficking, prosecute crimes, and protect trafficked persons.

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Intimate Partner Violence

IPA’s Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) sector is a leader in the recent expansion of high-quality research that identifies how we can substantially reduce IPV.

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Peace & Recovery

IPA’s Peace & Recovery sector works to identify effective ways to reduce violence and fragility, promote peace, and prevent, manage, and recover from crisis. The program is also the largest funder of rigorous research on forced displacement.

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Social Protection

IPA’s Social Protection sector works with governments and other implementers seeking to move households out of extreme poverty by creating economic opportunities for the poor.

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