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The Value Added Tax (VAT) has long been thought to improve tax enforcement by providing firms with an incentive to ask suppliers for receipts, creating an auditable paper trail. Working in partnership with the Chilean Tax Authority, J-PAL affiliated researcher Dina Pomeranz conducted an innovative randomized evaluation to study whether the VAT paper trail facilitated tax enforcement in Chile.
We often think about health in physical terms, and even then, we sometimes take our own health for granted until we start to feel poorly or become sick ourselves. The World Health Organization, however, defines health more broadly: as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being...
Does delaying a girl’s marriage until adulthood lead to greater economic empowerment? In this video, Rachel Glennerster (Executive Director, J-PAL) discusses her research in Bangladesh, where she and her colleagues evaluated the impacts of programs designed to delay child marriage.
Promoting gender equity and empowering women and girls is not only important in its own right, but can also contribute to poverty reduction. To date, J-PAL affiliates have conducted over 140 evaluations in 39 countries that focus on impacts of policies and programs on women and girls. Read on for highlights of J-PAL’s work on gender and explore more evaluations on this topic.
826 évaluations en cours ou achevées dans 79 pays
- This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is “End Malaria for Good”—a theme that reflects the tremendous progress that has been made since 2000 in reducing the incidence of the disease, as well as a recognition that challenges remain. Read about how research has helped shift the global policy debate about treated bednet distribution, and the push to scale-up evidence-informed policies and programs for malaria prevention: https://j-p.al/2qaN3ot 4 hours 47 min ago.