Marking a milestone: Our most-read evaluations

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Over the past seventeen years, J-PAL affiliated professors have collectively conducted more than 1,000 completed and ongoing randomized evaluations. 

This achievement reflects the tremendous commitment of our affiliated professors, implementing partners, and research staff, alongside the trust of study participants. And this body of research is more important now than ever, as policymaking based on data and evidence is critical for pandemic response and recovery.

Reaching this milestone, we looked back at the three most-read evaluations conducted by J-PAL affiliated researchers within each sector.  


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Children at an early childhood learning center in Karnataka, India. Photo: S. Nanda Kumar


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A cash transfer program in Mexico incentivized parents to invest in their children's health.

In addition to some of these classic evaluations, we’re excited to see our evaluations database continue to grow—including recent studies evaluating the health, educational, and economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Through hard work and strong partnerships, we look forward to building upon this momentum in the years to come.