Innovations for Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization that carries out research on poverty alleviation and development programs, and advocates for the use of this research in decision-making.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a close partner of IPA.


IPA was founded in 2011 by Dean Karlan, an American development economist.


In 2011, GiveWell rated IPA a standout charity.[1] As of May 2022, IPA has received $350,000 in funding from Open Philanthropy,[2] and is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities".[3]

Further reading

Sebastian Sanchez et al. (2021) Timeline of Innovations for Poverty Action, Timelines Wiki.

Innovations for Poverty Action. Official website.

Donate to IPA.

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  1. ^

    GiveWell (2011) Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), GiveWell, November 28.

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    Open Philanthropy (2022) Grants database, Open Philanthropy.

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    The Life You Can Save (2021) Best charities, The Life You Can Save.