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January 2023 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's January newsletter features the scientific director transition and a new partner blog with Bridget Mercier, J-PAL North America Policy and Training Manager.

January 2023 Newsletter

Our January 2023 Newsletter features tips for navigating PhD admissions, an affiliate spotlight on Elizabeth Linos, and reflections from alumni of J-PAL LAC’s Diploma.

Michael Kremer on innovation

Innovation is often associated with developments in information and communication technologies, but for economists, innovation is also about developing new business models and new ways for governments to deliver public services like health and education.

December 2022 Newsletter

The December 2022 Newsletter featured a new fellowship for early-career researchers in the Middle East and North Africa, key takeaways from the COP27, and an affiliate spotlight on Robert Darko Osei.

November 2022 Newsletter

Our November 2022 Newsletter features J-PAL’s new Science for Progress Initiative, conversations at COP27, and research addressing maternal health in North America.

Government of Andhra Pradesh partners with J-PAL South Asia to enhance evidence-based policymaking in the state

The Government of Andhra Pradesh today announced its partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to maximise the impact of its anti-poverty programs through the use of a strategic, evidence-based approach to policymaking.

Release: New J-PAL initiative to apply the scientific method to improve science funding and policy

Cambridge, MA—The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT today announced the new Science for Progress Initiative (SfPI), designed to catalyze scientific research on the scientific process. Its purpose is to produce rigorous, quantitative evidence from randomized evaluations on the most...

October 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's October 2022 newsletter features blog posts on inclusive language at J-PAL; rigorous research in maternal health; and our Associate Directors of Policy and Research