Le secteur Santé de J-PAL a pour objectif d’encourager les comportements favorables à la santé, d’améliorer la prestation de services de soins de santé et de mieux comprendre le rôle que peut avoir la santé dans la réduction de la pauvreté.
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Evidence to Policy

Mobile conditional cash transfers to improve routine childhood immunization

The Health Department of the government of Sindh, Pakistan used rigorous evidence from a randomized evaluation to support the scale-up of an incentive program to increase routine childhood immunization coverage and timeliness.

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Using Social Networks, Incentives, and Reminders to Boost Vaccine Demand

A package of interventions combining well-connected local immunization ambassadors, targeted reminders, and incentives to caregivers increased measles vaccination by approximately 55 percent in an at-scale study in Haryana, India. A version using only reminders and ambassadors was less expensive per...

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Introducing the Health Care Evaluation Toolkit: Resources for randomized evaluations in health care

J-PAL North America released a new Health Care Evaluation Toolkit that provides guidance and advice for social scientists conducting randomized evaluations of health care delivery interventions, within health systems, or using health care data, leveraging case studies from the United States. 

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The Impact of Peer Messaging to Combat the Spread of Covid-19 in Zambia

Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation in Zambia to test the impact of a peer-based information campaign, consisting of SMS messages and small cash incentives, on people’s adherence to Covid-19 health protocols. Participants forwarded public health SMSs when they were encouraged to do so, yet...

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Improving mental health in low- and middle-income settings: Key findings from rigorous research

Mental health conditions are prevalent worldwide, especially among people living in poverty. In 2017, an estimated 10.7 percent of the global population had at least one mental health disorder. Meanwhile, access to services remains low even for those who seek care. Evidence on how to close this...

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Policy Insight

The effect of nudges on health insurance take-up in the United States

 Providing nudges to individuals eligible for health insurance benefits leads to small but notable increases in insurance take-up and plan switching. Low-cost, mass-outreach campaigns are particularly cost-effective compared to more-intensive interventions. 

Sector Chairs

Co-chair/chaire, Santé

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Co-chair/chaire, Santé

Co-chair/chaire, Learning for All Initiative

Sector Contacts

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Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Senior Manager of Initiatives, J-PAL Global

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global