TaRL Africa team member Ashleigh Morrell reflects on how Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee helped pave the way for a quiet Teaching at the Right Level revolution across schools in Africa.
Communiqué : les cofondateurs de J-PAL Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo lauréats du prix Nobel d’économie
Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo, cofondateurs de J-PAL, Laboratoire d’Action contre la Pauvreté, ainsi que Michael Kremer, affilié de longue date à J-PAL, ont reçu conjointement le prix de la Banque de Suède en sciences économique en mémoire d’Alfred Nobel. Ce prix leur a été décerné « pour leur approche expérimentale de la lutte contre la pauvreté ».
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J-PAL Africa, based at the University of Cape Town, recently launched the Digital Identification and Finance Research Initiative (DigiFI Africa). Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this initiative funds research to study the impact innovative government and private sector...
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