The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Income inequality in the United States has increased consistently since the 1980s, but has this growing economic gap led to larger cultural distances between socioeconomic groups? Join us this Thursday, September 28 at 3 pm EDT for the next D²P²: Data, Decisions, Public Policy lecture featuring J-PAL affiliate Marianne Bertrand.
The rapid growth in use of edtech has outpaced rigorous research on its effectiveness. To help understand how different technologies affect student learning, a new review paper examines evidence across several areas of education technology.
Travel with our team to India and Kenya to see first-hand how rigorous health research is conducted in the field. This free nine-week online course explores the fundamentals of field-based health research through immersive, documentary-style learning. Sign up by September 18.
In India, a biometrically authenticated payment system reduced corruption and substantially improved the delivery of government social assistance programs despite partial implementation.
858 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 81 countries
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What can machine learning tell us about income inequality? Find out Thurs 9/28 w/ @ChicagoBooth's Marianne Bertrand: https://t.co/...
"Having good intentions doesn’t always mean you're doing good." An interview with J-PAL Exec Director @RunningREs: https://t.co/...
- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) shared their event. What can a machine learning algorithm tell us about income inequality? Find out next Thursday - online or in person at MIT! 2 days 22 hours ago.
- "Having good intentions doesn’t always mean you're doing good." An interview with J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster: https://thepractice.law.harvard.edu/article/lessons-poverty-action-lab/ 3 days 14 hours ago.
- Our newest free open online course, Measuring Health Outcomes in Field Surveys, starts this week! Learn the basics of impact evaluation in the health sector, following our instructors as they travel to India and Kenya to gather data and interview project participants. Don't miss out - enroll now: https://www.edx.org/course/measuring-health-outcomes-field-surveys-mitx-jpal350x-0 5 days 20 hours ago.
- Did you miss our September eNews? Read it here: https://j-p.al/2h4Kz8l (& sign up at https://www.povertyactionlab.org/subscribe)! 1 week 2 days ago.
- Attention Spanish-speaking followers: Interested in staying up to date on the latest trends in impact evaluation for public policy? Registration has opened for our new in-person Advanced Course on Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods. The course will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 21-24, 2017. To register and learn more, visit: https://j-p.al/2xBAb2F. 1 week 3 days ago.