The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Reshaping Adolescents’ Gender Attitudes: Encouraging Students to Discuss Gender Equality in the Classroom
A series of interactive classroom discussions about gender equality over two and a half years increased students’ support for gender equality and led students to enact more gender-equitable behavior in the state of Haryana, India.
Around the world, vast amounts of data are now being digitally collected or stored, which creates tremendous opportunities to transform lives through better social policies. Using these data sets in creative and innovative ways to evaluate programs and therefore improve outcomes is a vital step toward making significant progress in the fight against poverty worldwide.
In Uganda, an incentivized community health promoter program increased health care access, knowledge, and health-promoting behaviors among households, leading to a 27 percent reduction in child mortality.
962 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 83 countries
- Curious about the new blended Master's in Data, Economics, and Development Policy? Learn firsthand from Lovemore Mawere, a member of the first incoming class, about why he chose our program and his journey from Zimbabwe to MIT in a guest post on our blog: j-p.al/0a4ab 2 days 5 hours ago.
- We are excited welcome the first cohort of the new Master’s in Data, Economics, and Development Policy to MIT this January! Twenty-one exceptional students from across the world will build upon their #MicroMasters credentials with in-person classes, internships, and capstone projects. https://j-p.al/50dc3 3 days 2 hours ago.
- Great video from Community Jameel on our long-term partnership and how we approach our work. 4 days 23 hours ago.
- J-PAL 101x: Evaluating Social Programs starts July 2nd, but there's still time to register! In this five-week FREE online course you'll learn why we use randomized evaluations and gain step-by-step training on how impact evaluations are conducted from renowned MIT faculty and J-PAL affiliated professors. Register today: https://www.edx.org/course/evaluating-social-programs-2 2 weeks 5 days ago.
- "I went into college looking for a framework to understand poverty and inequality. I studied economics assuming the theoretical knowledge to do research was all I needed, but I came out disillusioned about the impact that research actually had on the low- and middle-income countries. While I still valued economic research, I needed to see how it could impact real lives." Read our new alumni spotlight with J-PAL Africa alum Olawunmi Ola-Busari: https://j-p.al/04dc3 3 weeks 2 hours ago.