J-PAL Africa, which is based at the University of Cape Town, supports researchers running randomized evaluations in Africa, conducts trainings to build capacity in understanding and running randomized evaluations, and works with policymakers to help them leverage rigorous evidence to make policies more effective and scale up the most promising programs.
MIT News covers J-PAL leadership's paper "The Generalizability Paper," which sets out a framework for bringing a successful program to scale in a new setting.
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.
GiveDirectly has expanded its cash transfer program, which was found in a randomized evaluation to have improved economic and psychological well-being in Kenya, to reach over 60,000 households in rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda since 2013.
There are 254 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 27 countries in Africa.
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Students in Chicago will have to produce a plan for life after high school to get their diplomas. Will it work? https://t.co/8nrrW2mLy1
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- 61 million kids of primary school age are out of school. How to increase enrollment? (1) Reduce costs (financial & other); (2) Increase perceived benefits; and (3) General programs that seek to increase schooling for all tend to help girls as much as - or even more than - boys. Learn more: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 6 hours 26 min ago.
- Gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from an evidence-driven perspective. Enroll today in The Challenges of Global Poverty, a free online course from MIT. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2fmf8sY 2 days 10 hours ago.
- 62 million kids around the world aren't in primary school. We analyzed results from 58 randomized evaluations on school enrollment programs to find what worked best: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 2 days 10 hours ago.
- The ability to effectively and accurately interpret data and communicate data driven insights is crucial for influencing and making informed decisions. Enroll now in Data Analysis for Social Scientists, a free online course from MIT to make more informed decisions of cultural, social, economics, and policy interest. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2flPkxa 2 days 11 hours ago.
- Curious about the recent buzz on universal basic income? J-PAL's Alison Fahey lays out the facts: https://nextbillion.net/the-ubi-debate-what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-universal-basic-income/ 6 days 11 hours ago.