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Search our database of policy briefcases, bulletins, and evidence reviews. Briefcases summarize the results and policy recommendations from one randomized evaluation, while bulletins synthesize the broader policy lessons emerging from multiple evaluations on the same topic. Evidence reviews summarize an existing academic literature review, like a handbook chapter or white paper, for a policy audience.

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Measurement of Holistic Skills in RCTs: Review and Guidelines

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ديسمبر 1, 2023
J-PAL recently launched its Learning for All Initiative, which has a core focus on breadth of skills. There is much to learn about whether and how interventions can affect skills that extend beyond literacy and numeracy, including cognitive skills, social skills, emotional skills, creative skills...
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Going the Last Mile: Lifting ultra-poor households out of extreme poverty

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أكتوبر 27, 2023
The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (known as JEEViKA), NGO Bandhan-Konnagar, and J-PAL South Asia launched the Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana: Ending Ultra Poverty at Scale, a playbook developed for government and civil society organizations working towards ending extreme poverty. The...
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The Spillover Effects of Health Care Interventions in the United States: Evidence Wrap-Up

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أكتوبر 10, 2023
Health care policies and interventions are often designed with a specific population in mind. However, they can have effects that go beyond the specific target population. These effects are referred to as “spillover effects.” This publication showcases studies conducted by J-PAL affiliated...
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Cultivating Active Citizenship Skills Among Youth

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سبتمبر 28, 2023
A civic education programme implemented through student-centred teaching methods cultivated students’ sense of altruism and tolerance towards others. The intervention also improved students’ academic achievement and school behaviour.
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Winners and Losers: The Benefits and Dangers of Credit

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أغسطس 31, 2023
Providing large loans to small businesses in Egypt had no impact on profits for the average borrower, but entrepreneurs predicted in advance to be top performers saw much higher returns than their peers.
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Wood Burning: Improving Pollution Awareness

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أبريل 10, 2023
In France, general information on the air pollution caused by wood burning, coupled with personalized information on individual households’ air quality, improved households’ awareness of pollution and reduced indoor air pollution levels.
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Understanding Medicaid Expansion: The Effects of Insuring Low-Income Adults

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يناير 29, 2014
The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment found that covering the uninsured with Medicaid increased the use of health care, including primary care, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits; diminished financial strain; and reduced depression. There was no statistically significant impact on physical...
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Evidence in Labor Market Policies and Implications for Brazil: Job Training Programs

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نوفمبر 30, 2022
Skills are important for accessing high-quality jobs and being more productive. However, in Brazil and other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, many people neither receive adequate training nor develop skills that are demanded in the labor market. This publication—produced in co...
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Improving policing in the midst of patriarchy

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أكتوبر 25, 2022
In India, creating designated women’s help desks (WHDs) in police stations increased the registration of crimes against women, particularly when staffed by female officers. Key results: The WHD program led to more registrations of cases of violence against women. Stations with WHDs registered 1.5...