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We now have a Paris Agreement rulebook. Where do we go from here?

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2018 (COP24), parties agreed to a rulebook that lays out how governments will measure, report and verify emissions under the Paris Agreement. Now countries need to act—and know whether policies and programmes are meeting their climate goals...

Join the TaRL Africa team!

We’re looking for passionate program and policy experts to join our team and help lead efforts to expand TaRL to reach up to three million primary school students in Africa over the next five years.

Women as decision-makers: Divergent fertility preferences, concealed contraception, and the need for impact evaluations

As of 2018, one in five women had an unmet need for modern contraceptive methods. Last week, as we marked the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights—just one year before the Family Planning 2020 goals are due to be met—we reflected on the multiple barriers preventing women from achieving...
Panelists sit at a table at the Gender Sector launch in New Delhi.

Catalyzing new partnerships for gender equality in South Asia

Program implementers, evaluators, and donors convened in New Delhi to formally launch J-PAL’s gender sector in South Asia and discuss the current context and future priorities for the sector.