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Economists have long identified large differences in productivity between countries and between firms. One potential explanation for the persistent gap is that some firms have better management practices than others.
Our co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on December 10, 2019. In the week leading up to the award ceremony, the laureates delivered lectures on their award-winning research and participated in a roundtable discussion with the 2019 Nobel cohort.
This week, we welcomed the first cohort of our new master's program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)
Critiques of economic growth, including those by J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, are gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis
1,001 evaluaciones en curso y terminados en 84 países
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- How do you know if your organization is achieving its intended impact? Join us in Cambridge, MA, USA for a five-day in-person course that equips participants with resources and knowledge to engage with impact evaluations of social programs. The course provides an in-depth look at why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact, methods and considerations for their design and implementation, and how findings can inform evidence-based policies and programs. Lectures and case studies use real-world examples to prepare participants to apply learning at their home organizations. The course covers both the technical design and pragmatic considerations of measuring impact with a randomized evaluation. Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2020. However, we encourage candidates to apply at their earliest convenience, as space is limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply today! https://j-p.al/2020ESP 2 days 16 hours ago.
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- What can we learn from randomized evaluations about ways to strengthen the Egyptian education system to better reach marginalized children and youth? Please join us via livestream on Sunday 2/23 from 5-7pm EET (10am ET) for a lecture by J-PAL affiliate Sule Alan on "Strengthening the Egyptian Education System to Better Reach Marginalized Children and Youth: What We Can Learn from Randomized Evaluations." This seminar will feature representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Education, the civil society sector, and Sule Alan, and will draw from the related global evidence to provide insights into how Egypt can strengthen its education system to ultimately improve learning outcomes among all students, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds. Register for the live webcast of the seminar: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/event/global-evidence-egypt-spotlight-seminar-education 1 week 1 day ago.
- **Registration for Evaluating Social Programs 2020 in Cambridge, MA is now open!** Are your organization’s programs achieving their intended impact? From June 8-12, join us for a five-day, in-person training at MIT to learn why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact, how evaluations are designed in real-world settings, and how evaluation results can drive evidence-based decision-making. Taught by J-PAL affiliated professors and senior staff, the training is tailored to the needs of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from NGOs, governments, and foundations from the US and around the world. Learn more and apply: https://j-p.al/execed2020 2 weeks 1 day ago.
- Today is the last day to register for the #MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy before classes begin on February 4! This program is designed to equip learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing people living in poverty. Learners can audit the class for free and/or choose to upgrade at a later point, so register today! https://lnkd.in/eVj9mgG Scholarships are available to #AfricanScholars through J-PAL Africa. Learn if you are eligible and apply by Feb 4: https://lnkd.in/ef2pj6E 3 weeks 2 days ago.