This summer I will be interning for Innovations for Poverty Action in the Philippines. IPA is a nonprofit research organization run by a development economist from Yale University. IPA researches the effectiveness of local poverty interventions, and then publishes their results to help inform policy decisions.
I will be doing an internship in their office in Dumaguete City, where I will be researching different policy instruments, and doing field research on the effectiveness of local poverty interventions.
I am extremely excited to begin working for IPA, and to further explore the field of development economics. I hope to gain a deeper understanding of policy interventions, research, and development economics, and explore what a career in development economics would look like. I can’t wait to spend two months in the Philippines.