J-PAL’s Health sector aims to encourage health-promoting behaviors and improve the delivery of health care services, as well as to better understand the impact of health care on reducing poverty.
The Urban Services Initiative seeks to identify and evaluate innovative methods designed to improve the health and welfare of the urban poor in Africa and Asia.
The U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative (HCDI) encourages randomized evaluations of strategies to make health care delivery in the United States more efficient and more effective.
Our new EdX course, J-PAL 350x, explores the fundamentals of field-based health research through documentary-style learning at ongoing research projects in India and Kenya.
Early childhood stimulation programs implemented at home can contribute to children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, ultimately enabling them to improve on a number of future life...
This paper reviews well-identified research on mass school-based deworming interventions in a variety of contexts, including Kenya, Uganda, and the southern United States. The existing evidence...
Chlorine dispensers installed at community water sources are a low-cost technology used to treat water for consumption.
In this review paper, J-PAL North America Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein (MIT) and Sarah Taubman (J-PAL, MIT) suggest ways to enhance the feasibility and impact of conducting randomized...
Women who received private access to vouchers for contraceptives were more likely to take up and use contraception, compared to women whose husbands were involved in the voucher program.
Lisa Cameron is a Professor of Econometrics at Monash University. Her research explores questions related to education, health, and labor markets, focusing often on the effects of social programs on...