Our work would not be possible without the close collaboration and dedication of many partners. Together we are driven by a shared belief in the power of scientific evidence to understand what really works in the fight against poverty.

We work closely with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), an non-profit research organization with programs and offices around the world. Other partners are:

  • Implementing organizations like governments, NGOs, multilateral organizations, and businesses who run programs that our affiliated professors evaluate, use our policy lessons from research, and scale up programs that are proven effective.
  • Donors including foundations and bilateral organizations who provide funding for evaluations, scale-ups, and research initiatives.
  • Research centers and organizations that run the randomized evaluations of our affiliated professors, including the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), the Crime Lab at the University of Chicago, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School, and IFMR Lead.

University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation (URF)

The URF provides funding for investigator research projects and scholarly conferences.

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI)

The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI) is the preeminent academic research center focusing on the development and application of customer analytic methods. Acting as “matchmaker” between academia and industry, WCAI has a broad impact on the practice of data-driven business decision-making...

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Global Initiatives

The Wharton Global Initiative focuses on building and sharing the knowledge needed by individuals, businesses, and public institutions to excel in the evolving global arena.

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

The Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania researches basic and applied research to promote effective corporate and public policies for low-probability events with potentially catastrophic consequences. The Wharton Risk Center has...

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania.

University of San Francisco (USF)

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a university located in San Francisco, California.