The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Across a range of programs, interventions that successfully changed the calculus of costs and benefits of unprotected sexual activity and childbirth delayed pregnancy among adolescents. Some programs directly altered costs and benefits while others shifted perceptions of them.
What have we learned from randomized evaluations that policymakers, practitioners, and funders can use to improve social programs? J-PAL’s library of short briefs called Policy Insights highlight lessons emerging across multiple studies and the mechanisms that help explain the results.
Starting in the summer of 2018, ReACT Hub, an MIT initiative that designs and deploys new learning opportunities for displaced populations, will sponsor a cohort of refugees to join the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy, providing selected learners with access to scholarships for the five courses, remote work with paid internships, and in-person skill-building workshops.
Billions of dollars in government funds go missing each year due to corruption, but there is limited consensus on how best to tackle this global challenge. Researchers leveraged data from Brazil’s long-standing anticorruption program, which holds public lotteries to randomly select municipalities for audit. These government audits, aimed at uncovering the misuse of public resources, reduced corruption by promoting both electoral and judicial accountability.
910 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 79 countries
Join us tomorrow at the Paris School of Economics with J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, and… https://t.co/zAYMFBuIik
We're recruiting for a web manager (Digital Communications Associate) to join our team at MIT and help us work towa… https://t.co/6ld8oRFcdb
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We work with donors around the world to improve the effectiveness of foreign aid. Last week, we signed a partnershi… https://t.co/HjTbe9oLLK
Applications close *today* for J-PAL and IPA's joint Executive Education course on Evaluating Social Programs in Ka… https://t.co/5OGWAhax6i
- How do we know if education technology even works? j-p.al/2IpDdb4 5 hours 18 min ago.
- Applications close *today* for J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action's joint Executive Education course on Evaluating Social Programs in Kampala, Uganda, August 6-10! Apply now to gain new skills in rigorous impact evaluation: https://j-p.al/2KAATQQ. 2 days 23 hours ago.
- MIT's ReAct Hub is sponsoring a cohort of refugee learners in our MicroMasters in Data, Econ, & Development Policy. Learners can access online courses, in-person workshops, & paid internships. Applications are due June 23 - apply now! j-p.al/2JqXEZX #WorldRefugeeDay More at https://j-p.al/2jESoDb 5 days 2 hours ago.
- Looking to build your impact evaluation skills? Join us in Kampala, Uganda for our next Executive Education course, 6-10 August 2018. The course, co-hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action, provides a thorough understanding of the costs and benefits of randomized evaluations and step-by-step guidance for running your own evaluation. Check out the agenda and apply by this Friday, June 22: https://j-p.al/2KAATQQ 1 week 1 hour ago.
- Interested in learning more about how technology can improve learning - and how to evaluate its impact? Join us for a conference June 28-29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-hosted by Proyecto Educar and J-PAL LAC. Register now before space runs out - https://j-p.al/2HJdIBg 1 week 6 days ago.