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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

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IPA is a social science research center based in New Haven, CT that was founded in 2002. As of 2019 they had $41 million in revenue and $22 million in assets.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.

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Program areas at IPA

Peace & recovery: ipa's work in the sector of peace & recovery aims to build rigorous evidence on effective ways to build peace and stability in conflict and crisis-affected contexts. In 2018, ipa's major work and accomplishments in the peace & recovery sector focused broadly on developing and testing ways to improve security in mexico city. On this major project, ipa and affiliated researchers from yale are working in partnership with the ministry of public security of mexico city and the national security commission to test how to make police organizations in mexico city more effective, resilient, and trusted. The project includes 1) training mexico city police and middle managers in procedural justice, police legitimacy, and leadership and rigorously evaluate its impact and 2) evaluating and improving the compare statistics (compstat) system in mexico city.

Financial inclusion: in 2018, the primary work of ipa's financial inclusion program was managing a $5 million grants program to build the evidence base on financial tools and products for the poor. The work of the fip program has produced 19 working or published papers to date. Eleven projects were in implementation in 2018. On-going work in 2018 included a study on the impact of matching incentives for retirement savings targeting informal sector workers in peru, and a study in tanzania on the impact of mobile savings wallets on young women. In 2018, two new papers were released on the results of studies funded by ipa's financial inclusion program. First, findings from malawi showed that the provision of multiple labeled savings accounts increased savings by 30%, with sizeable effects on other outcomes such as household expenditures, agricultural investments, asset purchases, and interpersonal transfers. A second study from india explored the ...

Education: in 2018, ipa had more than 40 active education studies underway across our 22 country offices. One of the largest projects involves investigating how to improve the quality of student learning at the primary school level in kenya. In particular, we hope to learn whether the technological and organizational methods used by bridge international academies increase student learning and achievement. Other large research projects included testing the impact of a play-based community-run preschool program in ghana, and measuring the impact of bilingual and intercultural preschool math curricula on the math skills of preschool-aged children in panama, and many more. In addition to managing a large portfolio of education projects, in 2018 we used policy funding to deepen our relationships with decision-makers, grew our expertise in the global landscape of education evidence, co-created new policy-relevant evaluations in collaboration with decision-makers, and made significant strides toward equipping our policy partners to ...

Form 990s for IPA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 21, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Feb 21, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 29, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for IPA

Total grants, contributions, etc.$41,107,442
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$8,333
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$41,115,775

Vendors for IPA

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
SalesforceMarketing software2020-03-17
██████ ███Software2020-03-17
██████Content management system software2020-03-05
████ ███████ ███ ███████ ██ █████Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-12-31
████████ ██████ ████████ ███Investment management2019-12-31
███Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.)$8,6642019-12-31
█████ █████████████ ███Investment management2019-12-31
███████ ██████ █████████ ██████████Investment management2019-12-31
...and five more vendors

Personnel at IPA

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lucy BerkowitzChief Financial and Administrative Officer-Oct. 3, 2019
Pam KingpetcharatChief Information Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ████████Chief Research and Policy Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ████████Chief Programs Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
██████ █████████Chief Research and Methodology Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ █████Executive Director$144,765Aug. 10, 2019
██████ ████████Global Operations Director-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ██████████████Director of Policy and Communications-Aug. 10, 2019
███ ████Director of Development-Aug. 10, 2019
████ ██████Global Human Resources Director-June 13, 2019
...and 31 more key personnel

Peer social science research organizations

1Results for America501(c)(3)$18 millionWashington, DC
2Chatham House501(c)(3)$21 millionUnited Kingdom,
3World Education Services501(c)(3)$74 millionNew York, NY
4Charles Koch Institute (CKI)501(c)(3)$60 millionArlington, VA
5Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars501(c)(3)$25 millionWashington, DC
6International Center for Research on Women501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
7The Mission Continues501(c)(3)$14 millionSaint Louis, MO
8American Jewish World Service501(c)(3)$39 millionNew York, NY
9buildOn501(c)(3)$19 millionStamford, CT
10Financial Accounting Foundation501(c)(3)$56 millionNorwalk, CT
11Liuna Training and Education Fund501(c)(3)$11 millionPomfret Center, CT
12Sandy Hook Promise Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionNewtown, CT
13Hebrew Seniorlife501(c)(3)$19 millionBoston, MA
1450can501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
15CHILDREN'S Defense Fund (CDF)501(c)(3)$17 millionWashington, DC
16German Marshall Fund (GMF)501(c)(3)$24 millionWashington, DC
17Atlantic Council of the United States501(c)(3)$29 millionWashington, DC
18Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)501(c)(3)$45 millionWashington, DC
19Executive Leadership Council (ELC)501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
20Tesseract Research Center501(c)(3)$26 millionWashington, DC
21International Center for Not-For-Profit Law501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
22The Everglades Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionPalmetto Bay, FL
23Center for American Progress (CAP)501(c)(3)$44 millionWashington, DC
24Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)501(c)(3)$140 millionNew York, NY
25National Alliance for Public Charter Schools501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC