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African Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Monica Lambon-Quayefio

In this post, we speak with Monica Lambon-Quayefio, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana. Monica’s primary research interests include health economics, spatial econometrics, development, and experimental economics.
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J-PAL North America Staff Spotlight: Homelessness & Housing Stability Team

The fourth installment of J-PAL North America's Staff Spotlight series features four staff members who have supported our work to expand the evidence base on strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness and encourage long-term housing stability.
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Can digital IDs transform service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa? Reflections from Tavneet Suri

Digital IDs have the potential to transform the delivery of social protection programs and other government services in sub-Saharan Africa through better targeting and reduced leakages. In this podcast, Tavneet Suri, professor of Applied Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-chair of J...
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Resources for measuring precise and accurate outcomes in randomized evaluations

The repository is a collection of resources that introduce the measurement issues, tools, and innovations in a specific topic or question type. It is a companion piece to our Introduction to measurement and indicators and Survey design pages, compiling resources that discuss and provide guidance on...
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Energy poverty in Europe: Using evidence to address an urgent challenge

The impacts of Covid-19, coupled with the war in Ukraine, have made households in Europe more susceptible to energy poverty, particularly as people are bracing themselves for the cold winter months to come. Yet, income losses during the pandemic and rising energy prices in response to European...
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BAE Incubator partner series, part four: Hamilton Families on giving families agency

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In part four of our Bay Area Evaluation Incubator partner series, Chris Constantine, Director of Data & Evaluation of Hamilton Families reflects on their experiences as an Incubator partner.
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Increasing your visibility as a researcher

A strong online presence can be an important tool for building a network. It has the potential to increase your credibility, visibility, and enhance your reputation as a knowledgeable researcher in an international setting. This is the first post in a two-part series compiling resources for early...
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Building research partnerships to address failures to appear for court in Shasta County, part two

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Emily Owens (University of California, Irvine) and Shawn Watts (Shasta County Superior Court) discuss their evaluation on strategies to reduce failure to appear rates and their researcher-practitioner partnership.