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May 2024 Newsletter

J-PAL and MIT offer new Public Policy Master’s track, Celebrating Earth Day 2024, and highlighting J-PAL Scholars.

J-PAL and MIT’s Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Design of Policy program adds a Public Policy Track

This expansion adds a new Public Policy Track to complement the existing International Development Track, opening up new avenues for student learning and research. Designed to tackle poverty alleviation and other pressing policy challenges in the United States and other high-income countries, the...

Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development officially approves integration of the Egypt Impact Evaluation Lab into the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Dr. Hala El Said, Egypt's Minister of Planning and Economic Development, has officially approved the integration of the Egypt Impact Lab (EIL) into the organizational structure of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development to support evidence-based policies and interventions...

April 2024 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's April newsletter features our research partnerships in Puerto Rico and new research results on medical debt relief.

April 2024 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

This issue of J-PAL LAC's quarterly newsletter welcomes co-scientific director Jeanne Lafortune. It also presents interesting advances in government partnerships for the region, with events related to the Chilean and the Argentinian governments. Discover the latest updates on policy-relevant...

April 2024 Newsletter

In the April 2024 newsletter, read about launching the Cape Town Water, Air, and Energy Lab, a new Policy Insight on preventing crime and violence, and lessons from the Nobel Symposium.

Education department set to enlist phone tutoring from Nobel laureates NGO

The department of school education and literacy will collaborate with global NGO J-PAL, which is likely to roll out its celebrated phone tutoring program for maths in Karnataka.

How social norms hold women back: A look at recent evidence

In light of India’s low female labour force participation rate, as a follow up to International Women’s Day, I4I Deputy Managing Editor Nikita Mujumdar highlights a selection of economic research on social and household norms in India which have held women back from taking up higher education and...