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Research and Innovation: Ed-Tech, Personalized Learning & the Digital Divide

Technology is developing at a breathtaking pace, and it’s fundamentally changing the way teachers, policymakers, and researchers think about education. On March 31st.

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Tech, If Used Correctly, Could Transform Learning in India’s Govt Schools

IndiaSpend reports on J-PAL funded research examining the impact of Mindspark, a personalized learning software, on student achievement in India.


The Impacts of Mobile Money and Lockboxes on Income, Consumption, and Labor Supply in Malawi

Recent evidence suggests formal savings accounts can lead to increased savings for the poor, but uptake of bank accounts has been low. There is also evidence suggesting that savings for specific...

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Court Mediation Program Being Scaled Up to Improve Access to Justice in Mexico

The Mexico City Labor Court is collaborating with J-PAL affiliated professors, through support from J-PAL’s Government Partnership Initiative (GPI), to scale up results from an evaluation of a court...

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Tutoring and Career Counseling for High School Students in France (Talens)

If disadvantaged students lack information about their educational opportunities after high-school and the academic preparation they need to succeed in top universities, they may be less likely to...

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Scaling Up Sanitation: Evidence from an RCT in Indonesia

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a widely used sanitation intervention, Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), using a randomized controlled trial. The intervention was implemented at scale...

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The Role of the VAT for Tax Enforcement

The Value Added Tax (VAT) system, which generates a paper trail on transactions between firms, facilitated tax enforcement by spreading the impact of enforcement measures up the production chain in a...