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Director of Policy and Communications
John Floretta is Director of Policy and Communications for J-PAL. He works with policymakers, J-PAL affiliated researchers, and J-PAL global and regional staff to disseminate lessons from randomized evaluations and promote evidence informed decision-making and scale-ups of successful social...
Country: United States
Type: Mid- and Senior-level Research
Who we are (focus of the lab’s work): At the Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL)—a research center based at Northwestern University—we generate empirical evidence on the effectiveness of policies and programs to help people throughout the world improve their standard of living. Our projects examine...
Date: 29 September 2015
In the past several decades, manufacturing jobs have fled the developed world for the developing world. Obviously, that’s profoundly reshaped the economies of developing countries like China and Bangladesh. But what does that mean for the ordinary people who are doing the work — often for...
Senior Research Associate
Ivan Mahardika is a Senior Research Associate at J-PAL Southeast Asia where he works on social protection program in Indonesia, including the Raskin Reform project. Prior to this position, he was an intern at J-PAL Southeast Asia where he assisted an exploratory study on micro equity financing for...
In countries with poorly-enforced labor laws, workers in factories that supply goods to foreign firms often face hazardous workplace conditions and limited labor rights. A researcher partnered with the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a consortium formed by US multinational companies, to...
Remittances are one of the largest sources of financial flows to low- and middle-income countries, and researchers and decision-makers are interested in ways to increase their development impact. One promising approach is enabling migrants to label the remittances that they send home for a specific...
Researchers randomly manipulated thousands of resumes to measure the effects that foreign experience and having a name of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, or Greek origin (all large immigrant groups in Canada) have on callback rates from employers. Resumes with English names received more callbacks than...
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas –
Date: 15 June 2015
Researchers are exploring whether a vocational training program can successfully improve productivity and help women advance into management.