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January 2017 Research Newsletter

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - J-PAL

Read new working papers on prepaid electricity metering in South Africa, gender disparities in the labor market in Malawi, and more.

BISP to collaborate with MIT to strengthen evidence based policy making

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - ARY News

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and strengthen evidence...

Mobile Banking Gives a Big Boost To Kenya’s Poor

Friday, January 13, 2017 - Wall Street Journal

When Melvin Konner first visited Kenya during my travels in Africa in 1969, extreme poverty was common. The population has quadrupled, and the contrasts remain: In 2011, one in four Kenyans lived in...

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Video: Esther Duflo on "The Economist as Plumber"

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - American Economic Association

In this year's Richard T. Ely lecture at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, J-PAL Director Esther Duflo took an in depth look at economists' role in the policy-making process. Watch...

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January 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - J-PAL

In 2017, a continued focus on moving from evidence to action, J-PAL South Asia launches a new initiative on child health, and more.

Child gets blood tested by doctor

Innovative Approaches to Improving Child Health in India: Announcing J-PAL South Asia’s Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 marks J-PAL South Asia’s tenth anniversary and a significant milestone in J-PAL’s work to reduce poverty through evidenced-informed policymaking.

Social mobility in the United States depends heavily on where you live

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - London School of Economics: US Centre

Raj Chetty was in London in October to deliver three lectures on the theme of social mobility in the United States. While he was at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), Maria Molina-Domene of...

Transforming the digital payment infrastructure

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - LiveMint

Evidence from J-PAL evaluations can help inform a new payment structure to increase financial inclusion and improve public service delivery.