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Audio: On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - NPR

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Crime, Violence, and Conflict sector, Jens Ludwig, discusses his research on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped reduce violence among students in Chicago.

February 2017 Research Newsletter

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - J-PAL

Learn about new research from J-PAL affiliates on HIV prevention in Cameroon, sanitation in Indonesia, and more.

Indian school girls raise their hands

A more democratic learning

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - The Indian Express

J-PAL Directors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss the MITx Micromasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy and how it makes learning more accessible to students in India and around...

Technoskeptics pay heed: A computer-assisted learning program that delivers learning results

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - World Bank's Development Impact Blog

Research in India by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan and co-authors suggests that a computer-assisted learning software can lead to large gains in student's scores in math and Hindi. Read...

What If Every Struggling Student Had a Tutor? It Won’t Be Cheap, but It Might Be Worth It

Monday, February 13, 2017 - The 74

Research by J-PAL affiliates Jonathan Guryan, Roland Fryer and others suggests that providing tutors for struggling students could be the most cost-effective way to boost achievement.

No ATM fees: How ROSCAs use social networks and trust to help people save money

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Northwestern Now

Lori Beaman discusses her evaluation of a ROSCA in Mali, showing that the association helped improve food security during the period when food stocks are typically lowest.

Man in suit speaks at podium in front of J-PAL North America banner

Government leaders gather at MIT to advance evidence-based policymaking

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - MIT News

J-PAL North America brought together state and local policymakers with leading researchers to share experiences overcoming challenges to evaluating government programs.

February 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - J-PAL

J-PAL Director Esther Duflo underlines the importance of implementation details, 7,000 learners begin working toward the new online MicroMaster's degree, and more.