Innovations for Poverty Action

For Strengthening Global Information Technology Architecture

This grant would provide partial funding for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to create and support a global enterprise information technology architecture that will improve IPA’s information systems, operations, and project management. The architecture of this system would consist of information technology that meets current global business needs for communication and data storage; IT services that support a global organization with nimble operations; a management information system that streamlines data entry and reporting of grant activities; secure information transfer and storage; workflows to automate information sharing and operating processes; and appropriate business and technology leadership.
About the Grantee
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for general operating support  
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a nonprofit research and policy advocacy organization that conducts randomized evaluations of development interventions to help the world’s poor. In addition to sharing evidence with development practitioners, policymakers, and donors, IPA provides direct advice to decision makers on how to use the evidence. General operating support would help IPA strengthen their global research capacity, expand their policy and communications capabilities, and deepen their ability to translate evaluation findings into policy impact.
for implementing and evaluating the impact of a peer-to-peer teaching model in Kenya  
Many first, second, and third graders in Kenya are struggling to learn to read. This grant to Innovations for Poverty Action would continue to support the evaluation of a simple, low-cost method to improve reading achievement in which sixth graders tutor second and third graders to help them become more fluent readers.

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