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Affiliate Spotlight: Paul Niehaus

Paul Niehaus is a co-founder and president of GiveDirectly, co-founder of fintech start-up Segovia, and professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego. Named one of 100 leading global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Paul represents a new generation of development...
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Affiliate spotlight: Will Dobbie on conducting randomized evaluations to reduce inequalities in the United States

Will Dobbie is a J-PAL affiliate and an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. He is a recipient of a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded to “early-career scientists of outstanding promise” in recognition of “distinguished performance and a unique potential...

Announcing J-PAL’s new Innovations in Data and Experiments for Action (IDEA) Initiative

Around the world, vast amounts of data are now being digitally collected or stored, which creates tremendous opportunities to transform lives through better social policies. Using these data sets in creative and innovative ways to evaluate programs and therefore improve outcomes is a vital step...

We now have a Paris Agreement rulebook. Where do we go from here?

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2018 (COP24), parties agreed to a rulebook that lays out how governments will measure, report and verify emissions under the Paris Agreement. Now countries need to act—and know whether policies and programmes are meeting their climate goals...

Join the TaRL Africa team!

We’re looking for passionate program and policy experts to join our team and help lead efforts to expand TaRL to reach up to three million primary school students in Africa over the next five years.