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Boy does classwork in chalk on the ground

India can overcome chronic low learning outcomes in private and public primary schools by innovating

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -

J-PAL South Asia staff Gautam Patel discusses evidence from randomized evaluations on how to improve learning outcomes in India.

Inspectors examine instrument panel in factory

Study identifies 23 most polluting industries in Maharashtra

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Hindustan Times

J-PAL and partner organizations collaborated with the government of Maharashtra to implement a rating scheme for the amount of toxic particulate matter various industries emit.

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June 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - J-PAL

Is a policy shown to be successful in one place likely to succeed in another? How can cognitive behavioral therapy help solve crime and violence? Learn answers to these and other questions in our...

What are you breathing today in Maharashtra?

Monday, June 5, 2017 - India Climate Dialogue

J-PAL affiliates have partnered with the government of Maharashtra to increase transparency about air pollution in the state. Read the full article.

Smokestacks over roofs in India

Maharashtra starts industry rating to check emissions

Monday, June 5, 2017 - The Economic Times

J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone and colleagues worked with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to launch a rating system that aims to identify and share information on pollution with the...

Group of J-PAL directors, staff, and government officials hold MoU

J-PAL South Asia launches partnership with Government of Punjab, India

Friday, June 2, 2017 - J-PAL

In May, the State Government of Punjab, India and J-PAL South Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the government in taking an evidence-informed approach to its poverty alleviation...

Writing in Hindi using chalk on black floor

Maternal education programs could improve child learning

Monday, May 29, 2017 - Daiji World

A study by J-PAL affiliates found that literacy programs for mothers can also improve education outcomes for their children.

Person stands in field in Kenya

Basic income could transform society. But first, it needs to be tested.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - LinkedIn

Researchers involved in the largest and longest evaluation of a basic income yet conducted discuss how rigorous research on such programs is of high interest to governments across the world.