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A new six-country study, published in Science, demonstrates that a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, those living on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health.

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Results from the "Moving to Opportunity" project show that the neighborhood where children grow up affects their academic achievement and their future income.

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Environmental auditors in Gujarat, India

Regulators approved the reforms after collaborating with J-PAL affiliates on a pilot experiment that showed more accurate audit reports and lower pollution emissions.

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Seven randomized evaluations from around the world show that microcredit does not have a transformative impact on poverty, but it can give low-income households more freedom in optimizing the ways they make money, consume, and invest.

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J-PAL's mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.

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Running Randomized Evaluations

A practical guide to running randomized evaluations from J-PAL's Executive Director Rachel Glennerster and Kudzai Takavarasha

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May 27 - The Indian Express

Rigorous evaluations are needed to ensure vocational training results in more jobs and higher wages.

May 26 - WAMC

Every year children spend living in a better neighborhood increases their chances of success.