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African scholars: Refine your randomized evaluation skills through the DigiFI Webinar Series

Local researchers often have a uniquely deep understanding of the context in which they work, which is key to developing well-grounded evaluations. The J-PAL Africa team, including DigiFI Africa led by Tavneet Suri, are committed to providing a mechanism for local African scholars to drive the...

How this year’s Nobel Prize winners helped shape an education revolution in Africa

TaRL Africa team member Ashleigh Morrell reflects on how Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee helped pave the way for a quiet Teaching at the Right Level revolution across schools in Africa.

My journey from Zimbabwe to MIT

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  • Lovemore Mawere
I am a statistics and economics graduate from Zimbabwe. After spending a few years in the banking sector, I realized my real passion lies in development economics. To this end, I decided to venture into the development sector to gain hands-on experience and contribute towards alleviating societal...

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...
The overtreatment challenge

The overtreatment challenge: Why are providers prescribing antimalarials to malaria-negative patients?

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A critical challenge for developing country health systems is to craft policy that gives individuals with curable diseases like malaria and pneumonia access to potentially lifesaving medical care, while preventing patients from consuming unnecessary medical treatment or getting treated for the wrong...
Participants at the Teaching at the Right Level conference in Johannesburg.

Bringing together an inspired and motivated community for our Teaching at the Right Level Conference

A two-day conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, brought together more than 70 participants to learn about the Teaching at the Right Level approach.