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Shifting social and gender norms for improved development outcomes: A recap from the Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Webinar

While Egypt has made some progress towards gender equality and girls’ and women's empowerment, traditional gender roles and power dynamics continue to persist. Egypt has one of the highest gender gaps in the world, ranking 134th out of 153 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender...
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A five-question women’s agency index created using machine learning and qualitative interviews

Women’s agency, or their ability to make and act on their choices for their lives, is an important concept in research and policy related to gender equality. Many policies aim to increase women’s agency, which could be a means for them to improve their health, economic security, and decision-making...
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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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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.
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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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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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The challenges of childcare in a pandemic and the impact on women’s work

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, 99 percent of the world’s 2.36 billion children faced some restrictions on movement, and 60 percent faced lockdown measures. With many schools and daycare facilities closed, who is taking care of the children?
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Can digital technology help create a more gender-equal society?

Despite considerable progress in achieving gender parity, inequalities faced by women remain a major global challenge. Can access to the right financial tools support women’s empowerment and result in better outcomes for not only women but also children, household welfare, and the wider community?