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Strengthening Indonesia’s branchless banking agent network: Challenges and lessons from evidence

By
  • Gianmarco León-Ciliotta
  • Firman Witoelar
  • Grace Retnowati
  • Raunak Kapoor
Read this recap of J-PAL SEA's Inclusive Financial Innovation Initiative's webinar on Banking the unbanked: The effects of agents’ financial incentives and transparency in increasing the take-up and usage of financial products.
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Tantangan dan pembelajaran untuk memperkuat jaringan agen perbankan laku pandai di Indonesia

By
  • Gianmarco León-Ciliotta
  • Firman Witoelar
  • Grace Retnowati
  • Raunak Kapoor
Jaringan Agen Layanan Keuangan Tanpa Kantor dalam Rangka Keuangan Inklusif (Laku Pandai) diluncurkan pada tahun 2014 dengan misi mengakselerasi inklusi keuangan di Indonesia. Jaringan agen ini menjadi perpanjangan tangan bank untuk memberikan layanan keuangan pada masyarakat yang tinggal di daerah...
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Covid-19-induced crises of hunger and poverty require bold, effective international response

The Biden Administration has affirmed its commitment to work with other countries and multilateral institutions to combat Covid-19 to advance global health security. We commend this spirit of partnership and we urge similar bold, evidence-informed global action to tackle the accompanying crises of...
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Cosa abbiamo imparato fino ad oggi grazie a valutazioni rigorose di impatto di politiche sociali in Europa

I ricercatori della rete di J-PAL hanno condotto più di 80 studi randomizzati di progetti e politiche sociali in 20 paesi europei, di cui 5 in Italia, in particolare nei campi dell’educazione e del mercato del lavoro. J-PAL Europe ha pubblicato un riassunto dei risultati principali di questa ricerca...
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Rigorous testing of social policies in Europe: What are we learning?

Researchers in the J-PAL network have conducted over 80 ongoing or completed randomized evaluations of social programs and policies across 20 European countries, with a particular focus on education and labor markets. J-PAL Europe has launched a summary of insights generated from this research.
Session d’accompagnement à Paris (France).

Évaluations rigoureuses des politiques sociales en Europe: quelles leçons en tirer?

Les chercheurs affiliés au réseau J-PAL ont mené plus de 80 études randomisées pour évaluer l’impact de programmes et politiques sociales dans vingt pays européens, en particulier dans les domaines de l’éducation et de l'emploi. Une synthèse des résultats de ces évaluations, ainsi que les pistes de...
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Ce am învățat din testarea riguroasă a politicilor sociale în Europa?

J-PAL este un centru de cercetare axat pe reducerea sărăciei ce are ca obiectiv promovarea politicilor publice bazate pe dovezi științifice. Constituit dintr-o rețea formată din 225 de profesori afiliați la universități din întreaga lume, J-PAL efectuează evaluări de impact randomizate pentru a...
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DigiFI blog series: Deepening our understanding of the digital ID and payment research agenda

Governments across sub-Saharan Africa have been investing in new ways of digitizing financial services and identification systems to improve service delivery and governance and reduce leakages in public programs. Yet, we have limited rigorous evidence on the impacts of these reforms. To fill this...