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Beyond the evidence: Reflections from a past high school tutor

Research Associate Lisa Turley Smith recounts her experience as a high school tutor and shares how she saw first-hand the positive impacts of tutoring.
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Youth economic inclusion in Morocco: An evidence sharing seminar

  • Alexandra Diggs
  • Fatine Guedira
The Morocco Employment Lab hosted an evidence sharing seminar on youth economic inclusion last month. At the seminar, Dr. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, and Skills in Morocco, reaffirmed that a key priority of the government is to foster youth economic inclusion...
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BAE Incubator partner series, part two: Compass Family Services on taking evaluation to the next level

With grant support from, the Bay Area Evaluation (BAE) Incubator supports Bay Area service providers with implementing and evaluating cash transfer programs to assess their impact on homelessness and housing stability. In part two of our BAE Incubator partner series, Compass Family...
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Datos transparentes y accesibles: extrabajadora de J-PAL colaboró ​​en innovador acercamiento entre gobierno de Chile e investigadores

Los datos transparentes y accesibles pueden ser vitales para que las y los investigadores contribuyan a desarrollar políticas basadas en evidencia. En Chile, el Estado implementó una innovación pública para avanzar en este sentido. Amanda Dawes, extrabajadora de J-PAL Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LAC)...
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Diversifying economics, part four: Mentorship program development considerations

In the final post of our four-part series on the collaborations that shape the Economics Transformation Project, J-PAL staff summarize the design of several mentorship programs in economics and discuss next steps for ETP.
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Evidence on soft skills and women’s labor market outcomes

Worldwide, nearly 7 percent of employed people live below the extreme poverty line (US$1.90 purchasing power parity per day). In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), about 147 million people were underemployed based on the number of hours they worked in 2019. Skills and vocational training...
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Una reflexión sobre la investigación en tiempos de incertidumbre: Recordando la graduación de EDUGESPRO en Puerto Rico

J-PAL Norte América y todo su personal, incluidos los investigadores asistieron recientemente a la ceremonia de graduación de los directores escolares que participaron en EDUGESPRO, un programa de desarrollo profesional que surgió del trabajo de investigación realizado en sociedad con el...
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Evidence for digital and bundled services: Framing a research agenda for the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative

As the reach of digital agricultural services has grown rapidly within the last few years, building an evidence base on how these services should be designed, implemented, and scaled to best align with the priorities of small-scale producers is an important and timely issue—and one that J-PAL's...