J‑PAL Afrique

J-PAL Afrique soutient les chercheurs qui mènent des évaluations aléatoires en Afrique, dispense des formations en la matière et aide les décideurs à tirer parti de données rigoureuses et à généraliser les programmes les plus prometteurs afin d'accroître l'efficacité des politiques publiques.

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The rise of mobile money in sub-Saharan Africa: Has this digital technology lived up to its promises?

Mobile money has been touted as a revolutionary tool for expanding access to financial services in low resource environments. But does this technology live up to its promises? What are the impacts on the households who use mobile money?

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Reducing labour market information frictions with skill certificates: Evidence from South Africa

Limited information during a firm's hiring decision or a workseeker's search can lead to "information frictions" that may contribute to the high global youth unemployment rate. In a recently published paper, J-PAL affiliated researchers showed how assessing youth workseeker skills in South Africa...

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Digital IDs: The good, the bad, and the unknown

As policymakers across Africa are increasingly investing in digital identification systems, the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI) explores what the benefits, challenges, and unknowns are. 

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Prévenir l’abandon scolaire parmi les filles : propositions issues de la recherche académique

La pandémie de COVID-19 menace d’accroître les défis existants en matière d’abandon scolaire, surtout pour les filles. Si plusieurs pays ont mis en place, ou renforcé, des mesures pour éviter l’abandon des filles lors de la rentrée scolaire, comment s’y prennent-ils concrètement ?