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Friday, 27 February 2015 • Washington, DC: a conference hosted by CGAP, IPA, J-PAL, and the World Bank on the lessons and implications of the latest research on credit.

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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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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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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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News

February 27 - World Bank

The six RCT studies found that microcredit can be a valuable tool to help people expand business...

February 26 - Devex

How J-PAL is working with the Tamil Nadu government to integrate findings from RCTs into the policymaking...