The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick) studies the impacts of job counseling, discrimination against ethnic minorities, and residential segregation on employment. In our latest affiliate Q&A, Roland explains how his time as a civil servant in France influenced his interest in helping to solve France's chronically high unemployment rate.
In May, the State Government of Punjab, India and J-PAL South Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the government in taking an evidence-informed approach to its poverty alleviation efforts.
The latest J-PAL Bulletin analyzes results from three randomized evaluations of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs in the United States and Liberia. Researchers found that CBT helped young men become more focused on the future, reducing criminal and violent behavior and increasing graduation rates when delivered in school.
How can policymakers draw on the available evidence, both from their local context and from the global base of impact evaluations in other locations, to make the most informed decision about which programs to support? Mary Ann Bates and Rachel Glennerster set out a practical generalizability framework that policymakers can use to decide if, for example, an incentive program that boosted immunization rates in India makes sense in their context.
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- Read the latest J-PAL Bulletin on methods for reducing criminal behavior among at-risk youth: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/publications/practicing-choices-preventing-crime.pdf 3 days 3 hours ago.
- MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy current student based in India shares his experience: https://j-p.al/2rmGhw8 1 week 2 days ago.
- Generalizability, cognitive behavioral therapy, government partnerships, and more in the latest J-PAL Newsletter: https://j-p.al/2sPdSzZ 1 week 6 days ago.