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MoU ceremony

Odisha govt partners with J-PAL for evidence-based approach to policy formation

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Times of India

J-PAL will help the state government in formulating effective policies to address issues like malnutrition, women empowerment, distress migration, health-worker performance, and improving...

Release: Government of Odisha partners with J-PAL South Asia to maximize the impact of anti-poverty programs

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct 31 2019: The Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based...

Rubbish pickers in Maputo, Mozambique.

If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The Guardian

J-PAL co-founders and newly minted Nobel laureates, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, discuss how the pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach...

Odisha to partner Nobel laureates’ J-PAL

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The New Indian Express

The partnership with a prestigious research centre like J-PAL is being done under Odisha Government’s 5T Initiatives which look at transformative action. Read the full article on The New Indian...

J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

Monday, October 28, 2019 - MIT News

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

Abjijit Banerjee, Iqbal Dhaliwal, and Esther Duflo

PALs with the Poor

Friday, October 18, 2019 - The Week

J-PAL Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal writes about his experience working with J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Abhijit and Esther

The Grand Experimenters

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Open

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and his team of economists started a quiet revolution to free people from poverty traps. Read the full article on Open.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo: The Nobel couple fighting poverty

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - BBC

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee believe there are no magic bullets to end poverty. Instead, there are a number of things which could help improve their lives. Read the full article on BBC.