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Innovations for Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA investigates interventions spanning agriculture, education, health, finance, governance, social protection and post-conflict recovery. The organization works with governments, businesses and NGOs to develop and incubate promising anti-poverty interventions, analyze results, and publicize recommendations. IPA works with partner organizations to evaluate poverty relief interventions using randomized controlled trials to find the most effective ways to have meaningful and lasting impact. IPA’s research and pilot initiatives help to facilitate the work of six of The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities, including Evidence Action’s deworming and safe water programs.

IPA has over 1,000 colleagues based in 20 country programs, supported by 12 offices across Africa, Asia and South America. Since 2002, IPA’s research has improved the lives of over 100 million people worldwide.