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Easing Access to the Safety Net, and Why We Need to Do It Now

The economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic is making benefit programs more important than ever. It's critical to get information to people who need it and simplify application processes.

Connecting with Voters in a Time of Social Distancing

Research suggests a powerful way to get out the vote without having to canvas in person.

How You Can Protect Your Community, Not Just Your Own Health

J-PAL affiliates, Oeindrila Dube and Katherine Baicker, discuss how lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa can help respond to coronavirus.

March 2020 Newsletter

In our March 2020 newsletter, J-PAL's response to COVID-19, insights from existing research, media highlights and more.

Working from home can make people more productive. Just not during a pandemic.

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Co-Chair of J-PAL's Firms sector, Nicholas Bloom discusses his research on working from home and how this could affect productivity and mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 off-cycle funding opportunities

These J-PAL initiatives are opening dedicated off-cycle rounds to fund research by J-PAL affiliates and invited researchers that will generate rapid, actionable insights that can help inform policy responses to the pandemic.

“Prepare to be surprised”

Iqbal Dhaliwal, global executive director of J-PAL shares important lessons he has learned over years of working with governments.