Media Mentions

The Standard Features ALL IN Initiative to Promote Africa-based Research Leadership

May 15, 2020

On May 14, 2020, Kenya's The Standard featured a new MRR Innovation Lab initiative in partnership with the Kenya-based International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) to advance Africa-based leadership in research and policy evaluation.

The ALL IN initiative, a $6 million five-year grant, will fund major research projects led from African research institutions in partnership with researchers based in the U.S. 

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Features Michael Carter on Resilience+

April 07, 2020

In basic terms, resilience is the ability to withstand shocks and stressors without lasting consequences. However, a growing body of research shows that resilience in itself may only be part of a of greater opportunity when the risk of weather-related disasters is what holds people back.

In this article on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Food for Thought blog, MRR director Michael Carter describes the benefits of effective tools to manage risk and the potential to generate Resilience+.  

Borgen Magazine Features the MRR Innovation Lab

October 18, 2019
On October 18, 2019, Borgen Magazine featured the new MRR Innovation Lab and its program to study the root causes of poverty and food insecurity with a particular focus on resilience.

VoxDev Features Research from Mozambique on Temporary Subsidies

October 13, 2019
On October 13, 2019, VoxDev featured an article by MRR Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and his collaborators about their experiment in Mozambique that showed temporary fertilizer subsidies can have a lasting impact on adoption. 

Devex Features MRR Innovation Lab as USAID Shifts toward Resilience

September 05, 2019
On September 5, 2019, Devex featured the new MRR Innovation Lab at UC Davis as part of the broader shift within USAID toward a focus on resilience. With a growing threat of drought and other weather-related disasters, a focus on resilience creates opportunities to reduce the total number of families in need. 

Moving the Land Reform Agenda Forward in South Africa

June 25, 2019
Land reform, including land redistribution, can be smart government policy, according to a new op-ed by AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and UC Davis development economist Julian May in South Africa's Daily Maverick. 

Outlook Magazine Features AMA Innovation Lab Research on Hope

May 24, 2019
Outlook Magazine, a publication of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, published a story on research in behavioral economics by AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and principal investigator Travis Lybbert for its Summer 2019 issue.