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Innovations for Poverty Action

Schools in Slums: A Surprising Number of the Poorest Kids Are Enrolled in Private Preschools

Maya Ziswiler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Maya Ziswiler

There are many things a person expects to see when walking through Mukuru, a vast expanse of sheet metal and mud located just to the southeast of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and home to an estimated 270,000 people.

'Microsavings Programs May Be Key To Ending Poverty | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact

The global financial crisis has turned us into a world of savers — including the poorest people on the planet. Elsa Ligua is one of them. As a fo...

Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 3 of 4)

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Anti-poverty programs need to improve operations and reach more poor people, but the messianic scientific evaluation message snubs the many non-academic ways we get constructive feedback.

Proven Impact: Better International Development Through Rigorous Research

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

International aid is working, but we do not know why and what works best.