MIT News covers J-PAL leadership's paper "The Generalizability Paper," which sets out a framework for bringing a successful program to scale in a new setting.
The latest J-PAL Bulletin analyzes results from three randomized evaluations of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs in the United States and Liberia. Researchers found that CBT helped young men become more focused on the future, reducing criminal and violent behavior and increasing graduation rates when delivered in school.
GiveDirectly has expanded its cash transfer program, which was found in a randomized evaluation to have improved economic and psychological well-being in Kenya, to reach over 60,000 households in rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda since 2013.
Il y a 254 évaluations aléatoires menées par nos professeurs affiliés dans 27 pays en Afrique.
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.