In his keynote address, Arvind Subramanian, India’s Chief Economic Adviser, said, “Implementation is fragile: if at every key point, you can say these hundred thousand people are benefitting, that is when good economics is good politics.”
Weather index insurance protects farmers against losses from extreme weather and facilitates investment in their farms, but randomized evaluations in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have shown low demand for these products at market prices, suggesting the need for alternative approaches. Read our policy bulletin on findings from ten randomized evaluations in four countries.
Innovations for Poverty Action, in close partnership with J-PAL, announced the beginning of a partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to translate research around the world into practical insights for financial service providers engaged with underserved consumers in the U.S. and Europe. 3 days 14 hours ago.