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Bajo la orientación de miembros de la Junta Directiva, los sectores de J-PAL proveen liderazgo intelectual para el trabajo de investigación y de políticas de J-PAL.

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Protecting Farmers from Weather-Based Risk

Weather index insurance protects farmers against losses from extreme weather and facilitates investment in their farms, but randomized evaluations have shown low demand for these products at market...


The Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cash Transfers on High-Risk Young Men in Liberia

To understand the potential effectiveness of CBT among adults in fragile states, researchers evaluated the impact of a short-term CBT program and the distribution of unconditional cash transfers on...

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Learning the Value of Education in the Dominican Republic

How important are the returns to education in determining schooling decisions? Do students have accurate information about these returns when they choose whether to continue schooling?

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Siete evaluaciones aleatorias alrededor del mundo muestran que, aun cuando el microcrédito no tiene un impacto transformador en la pobreza, puede brindar mayor libertad a los hogares de menores...

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Promoviendo la Salud Comunitaria en Uganda

Investigando cómo un servicio de salud ofrecido de puerta en puerta, que ofrece intervenciones simples, puede reducir la mortalidad y la morbilidad en áreas rurales y semi-urbanas en Uganda.


Early Childhood Stimulation

Early childhood stimulation programs implemented at home can contribute to children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, ultimately enabling them to improve on a number of future life...


Pave The Way

Paving streets in marginalized neighborhoods in Mexico increased property values, allowing households to purchase more home appliances and vehicles and to invest more in home improvements....

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Culture and Incentives: Does Performance Pay Impact Productivity, Work Quality, or Firm Profitability in Ghana?

Incentive (or performance-based) pay has been shown to increase worker productivity in high-income countries, yet it is uncommon in developing countries and little evidence exists on the impacts of...