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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.

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.

Messages from healthcare workers delivered over Facebook reached millions, reducing 2020 holiday travel and Covid-19 spread

A randomized evaluation of a nationwide information campaign on Facebook found that short messages from physicians and nurses had a significant impact on reducing holiday travel and decreasing subsequent Covid-19 infection rates. Researchers found that the campaign, which reached almost 30 million...

Gen Z Wants to Go Back to the Office, Just Not Full-Time

The Washington Post features a study by J-PAL affiliate in an article about young adult preferences for working from home.