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.
During the 2013 National Elections in Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) sent text messages to approximately two million registered voters to promote public interest and knowledge and to raise voter turnout. Researchers found that the text message campaign led to a...
There are 253 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 27 countries in Africa.
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RT @NextBillion: A 6-country study by MIT followed 21,000 of world’s poorest people for three years: https://t.co/CCOz8hCfWh…...
The #Spanish version of our free online course on Evaluating Social Programs starts soon! Enroll now: https://t.co/zfofqC0fDB...
J-PAL affiliate Rema Hanna on monitoring civil servants to improve attendance & public services: https://t.co/sifGvC1u44 @...
2.5m U.S. students are in public #charterschools - but impacts vary. Where do we see the most success?… https://t.co/...
- For our Spanish speaking followers: The Spanish version of our free online course on Evaluating Social Programs will start soon. Enroll now! https://www.edx.org/course/evaluacion-de-impacto-de-programas-mitx-jpal101spax-0#! 2 days 8 hours ago.
- J-PAL Executive Director @RunningREs on the technology paradox in education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUHpxvx27LM 4 days 14 hours ago.
- Why was attendance monitoring for teachers in India more effective than for health workers? A new piece in Vox Dev breaks it down: http://voxdev.org/topic/health-education/implementation-ups-and-downs-monitoring-attendance-improve-public-services-poor-india 1 week 14 hours ago.
- Every child deserves an education. See how schoolchildren are using technology to learn in India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b84u7m2FVPk 1 week 1 day ago.
- More than 8,000 students worldwide have enrolled in our online MicroMasters. Learn more, from WBUR: http://www.wbur.org/edify/2017/07/11/masters-mit-poverty-lab 1 week 3 days ago.