J-PAL África, con sede en la Universidad de Cape Town en Sudáfrica, apoya a los investigadores que realizan evaluaciones aleatorias en África, lleva a cabo capacitaciones para desarrollar la capacidad de comprender y ejecutar evaluaciones aleatorias y trabaja con los responsables políticos para ayudarles a aprovechar evidencia rigurosa para hacer las políticas más eficaces y ampliar los programas más prometedores.
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.
Los co-fundadores del Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Abhijit Banerjee y Esther Duflo, y el profesor afiliado de J-PAL, Michael Kremer, recibieron el Premio en Ciencias Económicas en memoria de Alfred Nobel 2019. El premio fue otorgado “por su aproximación experimental al alivio de la pobreza global”.
The Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa team was launched in January as a joint initiative of Pratham and J-PAL. We collaborate with governments and partners across Africa to address the learning crisis in primary schools through TaRL, an educational approach that builds foundational...
J-PAL Africa, based at the University of Cape Town, recently launched the Digital Identification and Finance Research Initiative (DigiFI Africa). Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this initiative funds research to study the impact innovative government and private sector...
Existen 302 evaluaciones aleatorizadas, finalizadas o en curso, implementadas en 28 países de África.
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- In the United States, more than 500,000 people experience homelessness on a given night. Are you an organization in the United States working to respond to this crisis and interested in rigorously evaluating your program or policy? If so, J-PAL North America invites you to submit a letter of interest through the Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator. Selected organizations that operate programs aimed at reducing homelessness, preventing evictions, and promoting housing stability will receive pro bono technical assistance to develop an evaluation idea, flexible funding, and connections with J-PAL’s network of leading academic researchers. https://j-p.al/d2i 5 days 3 hours ago.
- **New policy positions open in Kenya, Nigeria, and/or South Africa!** We are seeking applications for a Policy Manager to lead our Labor Markets work based in Kenya, Nigeria, or South Africa; and a Policy Manager to lead our Gender Initiative efforts based in Kenya. Policy Manager, Labor Markets: https://j-p.al/pyu Policy Manager, Gender Initiative: https://j-p.al/GI_K The Policy Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to inform development policy. Apply by January 24 for early consideration. 6 days 9 hours ago.
- 2019 was a banner year for J-PAL on many fronts. We launched exciting new initiatives to expand the frontiers of research and evidence-informed policy, grew our online MicroMasters program, and accepted the first class of students in our new Master’s in Data, Economics, and Development Policy. 2019 was also notable for an exceptional reason: J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo and longtime affiliate Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. So how do we top this incredible year, or for that matter, the past decade? We do so by doubling down on the hard work and strong, collaborative partnerships that helped this movement succeed, and by focusing on a number of new priority areas. Our Global Executive Director provides a quick recap of 2019 and highlights some of the key focus areas for 2020 and beyond. Read more: https://j-p.al/kyj 1 week 5 hours ago.
- Just 4 days left to apply to open positions at J-PAL through our annual recruitment drive! Open positions in research, education, training, policy, and administration—take a look through our job database for opportunities at J-PAL offices worldwide, research assistant positions, and positions at our partner organizations: www.povertyactionlab.org/careers Got questions? Check out our FAQ page (povertyactionlab.org/faq) and our online information session (youtube.com/watch?v=RIixYWusFoY) 2 weeks 1 day ago.
- Business skills training programs are common across the world, but a recent J-PAL review of 22 randomized evaluations shows that being offered business skills training did not always have the intended impact on microenterprises. Read more here: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/policy-insight/teaching-business-skills-support-microentrepreneurs 2 weeks 5 days ago.