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Meet the Yale professor who anchors his research in Bangladesh and scales up interventions globally

J-PAL affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak shares his journey to development economics, including the continuing influence of being raised in Bangladesh, as well as his research philosophy and ongoing projects.

Play activities lifting Rohingya children's spirits in Bangladesh refugee camps

J-PAl affiliate Asad Islam evaluates BRAC's learning spaces for 3,500 Rohingya mothers and children in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, finding that the mental health of children and mothers significantly improved after engaging in play-based and arts-based learning programs for a year.

Springing people from the poverty trap

J-PAL affiliates Oriana Bandiera and Robin Burgess' collaboration with BRAC in Bangladesh uncovers evidence explaining what underlies the success of certain “big push” antipoverty programs.

To fight extreme poverty, empower women with more than cash

J-PAL affiliates Dean Karlan, Chris Udry, Thomas Bossuroy, Harounan Kazianga, and William Parienté, alongside other collaborators, find that multifaceted social programs which address psychological and social obstacles to seizing economic opportunities in addition to providing cash have a beneficial...

Express Conversations: Ep 30: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

In this podcast episode, J-PAL affiliates and co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss an array of important topics including rising inequality, the economic impact of automation, and fostering trust in economists.

Want to Get Girls to School in Sub-Saharan Africa? Tackle Poverty

J-PAL Africa staff Alessia Mortara, Primrose Adjepong and Onyinye Oguntoye argue that poverty remains a key barrier to school enrolment for girls, especially following the economic disruptions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. They recommend a series of carefully designed social protection...

Making Medicare, Medicaid innovation tests voluntary undermines evaluation opportunities

Jesse Gubb discusses the importance of randomized evaluations to identify and scale up innovative Medicaid and Medicare payment models.

REC Limited, Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited and J-PAL South Asia enter agreement to evaluate smart metering programme in India’s Jammu region

REC Limited and Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited have partnered with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to test the impact of smart electricity metres on improving consumer payments and electricity delivery in the Jammu region.