Wednesday, August 9, 2017
J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster discusses how distance, cost, health, and misperceptions pose a barrier to girls' education.
Dive into J-PAL affiliates' research in education in this issue of the newsletter. Read up on the research on school enrollment and attendance, and more.
Monday, August 7, 2017
NPR profiles two families in Kenya who receive cash transfers from GiveDirectly. J-PAL affiliates plan to implement a randomized evaluation of this program.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Read new working papers from J-PAL affiliates on grain storage in Kenya, cash versus in-kind transfers in Mexico, and more.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Politico
For years, big-city mayors have touted the virtues of summer jobs programs for disadvantaged youth. They often work, just not as expected. POLITICO covers what we know from randomized evaluations of...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - The Practice
J-PAL affiliate James Greiner and J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster discuss randomized evaluation research on topics from child marriage to microcredit.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Vox
Vox covers a randomized evaluation which found that providing food aid caused food prices to drop in many rural villages in Mexico.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Project Syndicate
This opinion piece cites evidence from J-PAL affiliates on providing incentives to delay child marriage in Bangladesh.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - J-PAL
Read up on the latest research from J-PAL affiliates on topics from public-private partnerships for education to rainfall index insurance.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - The Indian Express
J-PAL affiliates plan to pilot an evaluation of interventions to improve police efficiency in the Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - THE Journal
THE Journal summarizes findings for J-PAL affiliate and staff co-authored literature review of education technology.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - The 74 Million
J-PAL affiliate Phil Oreopoulos discusses his co-authored literature review of education technology interventions with education news site The 74 Million.