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Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

J-PAL affiliates Sara Heller and Judd Kessler critique the decision to cancel New York's summer youth employment program this year, drawing on their research findings about the positive impacts of such programs.

Learning from the Lockdown

J-PAL Global Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal and Senior Policy Associate Samantha Friedlander argue that we need to learn as much as we can from the pandemic experience and adapt international development practices and research accordingly.

Covid-19: Adopting a new method of teaching | Opinion

J-PAL South Asia Research Scientist Harini Kannan argues that a school program tailored to suit children's needs during these uncertain times could be something that they can look forward to.

Post-pandemic — should we keep working from home?

J-PAL affiliate and Firms sector Co-Chair Nicholas Bloom discusses his research on the impact of working from home in an episode of The Pulse.

The institutional partnership model: Embedding evidence into the policy equation

J-PAL South Asia Senior Policy Manager Sharanya Chandran discusses how to capitalize on government interest in evidence-informed policy through building long-term institutional partnerships.

Hard Data for Hard Choices

Before COVID-19, social scientists had already established that cash transfers and mobile money are two of the most effective tools for assisting the poor and vulnerable. Now is the time for governments to act on those findings, and to build up additional data for the future.

Addressing administrative data gaps in India to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) and speed recovery

J-PAL South Asia's Sohini Mookherjee and Nandini Gupta discuss how to address gaps and challenges facing administrative data in India to fight COVID-19.

Standing in Solidarity with Black Communities

We at J-PAL North America grieve and condemn the ongoing displays of police violence and systemic racism in the United States and acknowledge the physical and emotional distress they cause. This grief and trauma is especially deep for Black communities, and for our staff, partners, and affiliated...