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DigiFI Africa: A pillar of the G7 Partnership for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

J-PAL Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI Africa) is honored to be one of the pillars of the G7 Partnership for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa. Through DigiFI, J-PAL Africa will support gender-specific research to ensure digital innovations promote the...

J-PAL North America launches research initiative to focus on Covid-19 recovery

The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Diverse international cohort first to earn MIT master's degrees in data, economics, and development policy

Twenty-two students from 14 countries take an evidence-based approach to affecting global change.

How tutoring programs can combat the “Covid-19 slide”

Summarizing results from 96 randomized evaluations, new J-PAL North America publication highlights the sizable impact tutoring programs can have on student learning.

The NEP’s Focus on Early Childhood Education Can Help Children Live up to Their Potential

New research, which shows early childhood education programs are most impactful and cost-effective, should be incorporated to ensure effectiveness.

Focusing on the Foundations: Education in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an unprecedented 1 billion children out of school for substantial periods of time. This has significant implications for equity, with children from low-resource families most at risk of being left further behind. Now is a unique opportunity for governments, NGOs, and...

The pandemic has created unexpected summer jobs for these young people

The summer job is a rite of passage for many teens and younger adults. Because of the pandemic, however, traditional roles such as camp counselor, lifeguard and waiter, are scarce. But as John Yang reports, some local governments are providing these young people with other unemployment options, from...

New study: In Iraq, mixed-religion soccer teams helped build social cohesion, healed wounds after war

A new study, released today in Science, points to a way to help repair social ties and promote coexistence after war. New findings show that among persecuted Christians in post-ISIS Iraq, playing on soccer teams with Muslim players helped promote more open attitudes toward Muslims, but only Muslim...