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Cultivating partnerships between health care practitioners and researchers

This year’s Health Care Delivery Initiative (HCDI) workshop brought together researchers and health care practitioners to strengthen their working knowledge of randomized evaluations and lay a foundation for developing strong research partnerships.

How do we know if education technology even works?

J-PAL affiliates Phil Oreopoulos and Tom Kane, along with Britt Neuhaus of the Overdeck Family Foundation, argue that education leaders must commit to rigorous evaluation of edtech products before scaling up.

Why enroll in the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy?

  • Norman Simon Rodriguez
Norman Simon Rodriguez, a MicroMasters learner in Colombia, shares his experience taking the online courses and earning his full credential. Learn more about the skills you can learn through the five-course program.

Adapting a new educational approach to francophone West Africa

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is an educational approach to help primary school students who have fallen behind to catch up by targeting instruction to their current learning level. J-PAL Europe and partner organizations are currently developing a pilot of this approach in Côte d’Ivoire.

Announcing J-PAL’s Policy Insights

What have we learned from randomized evaluations that policymakers, practitioners, and funders can use to improve social programs? J-PAL’s library of short briefs called Policy Insights highlight lessons emerging across multiple studies and the mechanisms that help explain the results.