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In Uganda, researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the effectiveness of a program in which landowners were paid to not cut forest trees on their property. During the study period, landowners who were offered contracts to conserve forest cleared 4 percent of forested land, compared to 9 percent in villages where the program was not offered, delaying 3000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per village from being released into the atmosphere.
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro studies the impact of economic vulnerability on citizens’ willingness to engage in clientelism with local politicians. In our interview, he describes early influences on his research interests and how a book about behavioral economics saved an evaluation in Brazil from derailment.
J-PAL Director Esther Duflo teamed up with psychologists and the education NGO Pratham to evaluate an education intervention based on cognitive science for preschool children in Delhi, India.
The estimated impacts of charter schools have varied widely. In Massachusetts, students who won lotteries for charter schools located in urban areas often did substantially better than students who lost, while students who won lotteries for charter schools in nonurban areas fared, on average, about the same or somewhat worse compared to those who lost. A common feature of the charter schools with the most positive effects has been the adoption of a “No Excuses” educational approach.
843 evaluaciones en curso y terminados en 80 países
J-PAL North America is seeking a Chief Evaluation Officer to provide support to Puerto Rico's Department of Ed: https://t.co/cuNVhfLDOQ
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The costs of sending kids to school can be high, but benefits are hard to judge. How to address this gap? P. 17: https://t.co/AWxaRADN1F
Building on 2 yrs of iterative learning, Zambia to scale new edu program to 1,800 schools: https://t.co/hCdELx1Z0B… https://t.co/8aIJQuPqiW
How do matching gifts influence charitable giving? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in the United States: https://t.co/ctE9hX7T9Q
- Building on two years of iterative learning, Zambia's Ministry of General Education is partnering with J-PAL, USAID DIV, Pratham, UNICEF, and others to scale up an innovative primary education program first carried out in India to 1,800 Zambian schools. Learn more about how the program works in both India and Zambia: https://j-p.al/2viEaLN 2 days 6 hours ago.
- New blog post up at @ONE on evidence in girls' education: https://www.one.org/us/2017/08/09/girls-education-barriers/ 6 days 6 hours ago.
- 61 million kids of primary school age are out of school. How to increase enrollment? (1) Reduce costs (financial & other); (2) Increase perceived benefits; and (3) General programs that seek to increase schooling for all tend to help girls as much as - or even more than - boys. Learn more: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 1 week 3 hours ago.
- Gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from an evidence-driven perspective. Enroll today in The Challenges of Global Poverty, a free online course from MIT. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2fmf8sY 1 week 2 days ago.
- 62 million kids around the world aren't in primary school. We analyzed results from 58 randomized evaluations on school enrollment programs to find what worked best: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 1 week 2 days ago.