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J-PAL joins new partnership for data-driven early response to hunger

Leading research and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to create the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action. By harnessing data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities, the Jameel Observatory will help tackle...

Gov’t Kicks-Off A Three-Day Deworming Exercise

Kenya News Agency reports on a deworming program being implemented in Kenyan schools, referencing findings by J-PAL affiliates Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer of long-term labor market benefits to deworming.

Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet

Nature reports on J-PAL Affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak's randomized evaluation in Bangladesh, which found high effectiveness of surgical masks in preventing Covid-19 spread, but lower effectiveness of cloth masks.

What Research Says About the Best Way to Spend Money Now to Solve Homelessness Long-Term

Rohit Naimpally and Laina Sonterblum from J-PAL North America write about the evidence from randomized evaluations on countering homelessness and housing instability in the United States.

Randomized study of mask-wearing illustrates their importance in preventing the spread COVID-19

J-PAL affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak speaks about his recent work on a randomized evaluation set up to demonstrate the effectiveness of masks to prevent the spread of Covid-10 across 600 villages in rural Bangladesh.

Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19

NBC News reports on J-PAL affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak's randomized evaluation conducted in Bangladesh that found that even some adoption of surgical masks made a positive difference in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

Schools Will Spend Millions on Tutoring This Year — Here’s How to Do It Right

Kimberly Dadisman from J-PAL North America writes about how evidence-based research can be used to improve the effectiveness of tutoring programs.

Social media messages from health care workers help reduce travel-related Covid-19 spread

J-PAL North America highlights a nationwide evaluation on the impact of social media messaging on reducing holiday travel and decreasing subsequent Covid-19 infection rates.