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Researchers are conducting an evaluation to test the effect of providing information and experimental kits of seeds to agro-dealers on the adoption of the improved seed variety by their customers.
Date: 7 November 2019
Between the start of the Mindspark instruction in November 2017 and endline testing in February 2019, students’ performance in both Math and Hindi were improved across multiple grade levels. It’s estimated that Year 3 results will be more prominent, given the implementation is now stable. Read...
Date: 25 November 2019
In recent decades, we’ve seen enormous growth in the number of program evaluations to measure the impacts of various government policies, NGO programs, and other implementers’ work. Our own experience, along with the work of evidence-to-policy organizations like J-PAL, EPoD, and IPA, suggests that...
Country: United States
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with regional offices in six other countries, and working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence of what programs work or not...
Rohini is a Research Associate at J-PAL SA where she is working on the ‘Improving Opioid De- Addiction Protocols in India’ project in Punjab, India. Prior to joining J-PAL, Rohini worked with Evidence for Policy Design, India as a Research Assistant on the Gender and Skills project in Odisha. The...
Date: 17 November 2019
Researchers compared the effects of face-to-face and virtual peer interaction on the submission and quality of business proposals by individuals from 49 African countries enrolled in an online entrepreneurship course. They found that face-to-face networks and the virtual interaction of groups of...
Date: 22 November 2019
In 2014, Benefits Data Trust (BDT) partnered with J-PAL North America staff and affiliated researchers Amy Finkelstein (MIT) and Matt Notowidigdo (Northwestern) to design and implement a randomized evaluation of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and assistance program...
Date: 11 November 2019
Research and Training Manager
Nandini Gupta is a Research and Training Manager at J-PAL South Asia. Nandini currently works as a Research Manager for IDEA Lab, which aims to encourage the use of administrative data in research. Under this new initiative, she is working on pilot projects with the governments of Tamil Nadu and...