EIN 06-1660068

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

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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 2020, ipa's major work and accomplishments in the peace & recovery sector included funding research projects through a competitive fund, including solutions to refugee crises in bangladesh and jordan, as well as research on how to reduce crime in colombia.other major work in this sector focused on developing and testing ways to improve security in mexico city and on provide timely data and evidence on the forced displacement and migration of rohingya refugees into bangladesh. On the mexico project, ipa and affiliated researchers from yale worked 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.
Financial inclusion: to support financial inclusion efforts around the world, ipa partners with service providers, governments, and researchers to design and rigorously test financial services and programs encouraging healthy financial behavior among the poor. This sector program aims to help low-income households have affordable, safe, and suitable financial tools to manage and grow their money. The financial inclusion program's largest initiative is the consumer protection research initiative, a $5.4 million research facility funded by the bill & melinda gates foundation to support policymakers, financial service providers, and civil society to develop and test consumer protection solutions in emerging markets. Ipa developed partnerships with practitioners in bangladesh, kenya, mexico, nigeria, peru, the philippines, sierra leone, uganda, and other emerging markets to promote a more rigorous approach to consumer protection policies in developing countries. Another major projects in ipa's financial inclusion sector continued to be the financial services for the poor research fund. The financial services for the poor initiative supports research on digital Innovations to help low-income households in the developing world access and benefit from formal financial services.
Education: the education sector program at ipa works to rigorously evaluate programs that aim to improve education outcomes, increase access to and quality of early childhood education, and improve school attendance, among other goals. In 2020, ipa's largest education project was playmatters, a five-year project focused on bringing evidence-based learning through play to refugee and host community children in ethiopia, tanzania, and uganda. Ipa shared existing evidence on education and early childhood development in humanitarian contexts with our partners to inform the intervention development process and also worked with our consortium partners, ministries, and community members to connect, expand, and improve the infrastructure of ongoing services, and build evidence of the impact of learning through play interventions. Another large project we worked on in 2020 looks at the long-term impacts of school-based deworming program in kenya.

Grants made by IPA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Regents of the University of California at BerkeleyAfrican Health Market for Equity (Ahme)$587,234
University of California San Francisco / Ucsf Payroll OfficeAfrican Health Market for Equity (Ahme)$265,239
Regents of the University of California at San DiegoHealth Decision-Making in the Aftermath of A Disaster: in Mozambique$141,188
...and 9 more grants made

Who funds Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Yale UniversitySubaward - Sponsored Research$1,403,227
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)Impact Evaluation$687,837
Save the Children FederationLivelihoods Activity$426,402
...and 20 more grants received totalling $4,477,169
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of StateCRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS$1,644,828
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS$647,303
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS$478,269
...and 18 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at IPA

Eric FulliloveChief Financial Officer
Lucy BerkowitzChief Financial and Administrative Officer$284,613
Poranee KingpetcharatChief Informations Officer$146,268
Radha RajkotiaChief Research and Policy Officer$190,784
Steven GlazermanChief Research and Methodology Officer$201,685
...and 38 more key personnel

Financials for IPA

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$36,348,863
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$6,398
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$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-962,460
Total revenues$35,392,801

Form 990s for IPA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-11990View PDF
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-01-21990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 10, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $687,837 from International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
July 28, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
December 19, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 15 new personnel
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $1,403,227 from Yale University
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
Social sciencesHuman rightsForeign affairsWorld peacePublic policy
Conducts researchOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
655 15th St NW No 800
Washington, DC 20005
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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(203) 772-2216
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q40: International Peace and Security
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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