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Seri Blog IFII: Mendorong inklusi keuangan perempuan melalui e-commerce

E-commerce merupakan salah satu sektor digital yang sedang mengalami pertumbuhan pesat di Indonesia. Selain memberikan kesempatan bagi usaha mikro, kecil, dan menengah (UMKM) untuk menjadi lebih produktif, e-commerce juga berpotensi mengurangi berbagai hambatan yang dihadapi oleh pengusaha perempuan...
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IFII Blog Series: E-commerce platforms as a path to women’s financial inclusion

In the third installment in the IFII Blog Series, we discuss the challenges and opportunities to increase e-commerce adoption among women business owners.
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Toward an evidence-informed development agenda for Egypt: Fostering government-research partnerships

On November 15, 2021, J-PAL MENA at AUC co-hosted a roundtable discussion with UNICEF Egypt titled, "Towards an evidence-informed development agenda for Egypt: Fostering government-research partnerships."
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J-PAL and CEGA launch the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative

Through generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J-PAL and UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) launched the new Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative (DAISI) to support innovative, policy-relevant research on the availability, quality, and...
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Launching the FLN Hub: A library of resources to support education actors improve learning outcomes

With the support of The World Bank Group and Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the FLN Initiative is launching the FLN hub, a dedicated resource website anchored by evidence generated and synthesized by J-PAL, as well as practical resources developed by Pratham, Delivery Associates, and other...
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Providing financial and in-kind assistance improves living standards for all but for some more than others: Evidence from a randomized evaluation conducted in Upper Egypt

  • Adham Hamdy
Sawiris Foundation for Social Development hosted a seminar on Sunday, September 12 in collaboration with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa based at The American University in Cairo to discuss findings of a study conducted on the effects of loans and grants on...
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Applying evidence to help students catch up

School closures due to Covid-19 have thrown education in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) into crisis. How can we begin to address a disruption of this magnitude? To start, we can turn to the ample body of education evidence to guide us. Read to learn how evidence can guide education recovery...
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Using interdisciplinary research to combat bias and discrimination

2020 marked a global shift in the public discourse around bias and discrimination. As support for anti-discrimination policies and programs continues to grow worldwide, researchers can play an instrumental role in helping us to understand what policies to combat bias and discrimination are the most...