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Research Newsletter - May 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016 - J-PAL

New Working Papers | New Published Papers | New Evaluations from J-PAL Affiliates and Initiatives | AEA Registry

Best strategies to empower girls

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - The Daily Star

What are the best strategies to empower young women and avoid the harms of early marriage?

It’s been 25 years since Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. Here’s what we know about helping communities recover.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - The Washington Post

Twenty-five years ago, Sierra Leone plunged into a decade-long brutal civil war, made famous by the chilling practice of mass amputations of hands, arms and legs and the film “Blood Diamond.” How...

How Should War-Torn Countries Go About the Reconciliation Process?

Friday, May 13, 2016 - Pacific Standard

A study in Sierra Leone finds reconciliation events boost trust and community, but it comes at a psychological cost.

Don't mention the war! Talking about conflict heals society but leads to depression among the individuals involved

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Daily Mail

So-called 'reconciliation programmes' established after civil wars can help societies to heal, but they may do so at the expense of individuals' mental health.

Peace, Recovery, and Reconciliation: Randomized Evaluations in Post-Conflict Environments

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - J-PAL

Twenty-five years ago, Sierra Leone plunged into a decade-long civil war, during which neighbor turned on neighbor, 50,000 people were killed, and over half the population had to flee their homes....

April 2016 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

From India to Zambia: A learning journey | Building policymaker capacity to use evidence: A long-term partnership | Driving policy-relevant research: J-PAL South Asia's partnership with the...

From India to Zambia: A Learning Journey

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - J-PAL

As part of J-PAL Africa’s ongoing support to Zambia’s Ministry of General Education in implementing an evidence-informed remedial education program, two Ministry officials and J-PAL Africa policy...