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COVID pushed men into informal labour, women out of workforce: study

A survey of young, semi-skilled migrants from rural Bihar and Jharkhand by J-PAL affiliates and researchers from the University of Warwick shows that the Covid-19 lockdowns in India led to women dropping out of the labor force and men working more informal jobs.

Study: Effective campaign, free distribution can triple mask usage

Reiterating public health experts’ opinions, a study co-authored by J-PAL affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak has revealed that a combination of effective campaigning and making the mask available can increase the usage of facemasks.

Punjab inks pact to launch emissions trading

In partnership with J-PAL and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, the Punjab government is developing an emissions trading scheme to reduce pollution in the state.

Research from Europe Points to Online Tutoring as a Potent Weapon Against Learning Loss

Research conducted by J-PAL affiliates in light of the Covid-19 pandemic suggests that participating in online tutoring programs yields academic and mental health benefits for students.

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis

J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo write that rich countries' willingness to follow through on their promises to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries and drastically reduce global vaccine inequity will test whether rich countries can be trusted to tackle global climate...

Government of Punjab, J-PAL South Asia, and EPIC India launch an Emissions Trading Scheme to reduce industrial air pollution in the state

The Government of Punjab’s Department of Industry & Commerce and the Department of Science, Technology & Environment is partnering with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) to launch the use of an...

Pact on emissions trading inked

To address the problem of growing industrial air pollution in Punjab, the Departments of Industries and Commerce and Science, Technology & Environment has announced a partnership with J-PAL's South Asia office and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) to launch the...

The Disastrous Neglect of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Randomized evaluations have shown that treating Neglected Tropical Diseases in low-income countries is key to reducing poverty. However, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, government efforts to combat NTDs have been falling short.