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How do you scale up an effective education intervention? Iteratively, that’s how.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - World Bank

The World Bank's Development Impact Blog discusses the trial and error process of scaling an education intervention in the government school system.

Donald Trump’s law-and-order approach won’t make us safer

Monday, September 19, 2016 - The Washington Post

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump argues that the U.S. needs a law-and-order approach to address crime. Research has shown that we know how to fight crime without using handcuff and prison...

September 2016 Research Newsletter

Monday, September 19, 2016 - J-PAL

Read new working papers from J-PAL affiliates on gender-targeted cash transfers, get-out-the-vote campaigns, and more.

Housing Bias and Roots of Segregation

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - The New York Times

Should your ZIP code determine your future? Not according to American ideals of social mobility. American realities, however, tell a different story: Where people grow up goes a long way toward...

Welfare Benefits of Decentralized Solar Energy for the Rural Poor in India

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - International Growth Centre

Access to electricity is critical to encouraging growth and reducing poverty. Around the world, 1.3 billion people have no access to electricity, including 300 million Indian citizens, most of whom...

Two women looking at blackboard

August 2016 Newsletter

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - J-PAL

Read about new open online courses, winners of the US Health Care Delivery Initiative competition, an upcoming lecture on education in India, and more.

(Audio) The Risk Farmers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - NPR

NPR recently spoke with J-PAL affiliates Dean Karlan and Christopher Urdy regarding their research in Ghana regarding the effects on Crop Price Insurance for Farmers in Ghana.

Sign reading "Swarna Sub-1" in rice field

ATAI launches new site

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - J-PAL

The Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI), a collaboration between J-PAL and CEGA, launched a new site featuring emerging insights into improving the adoption and profitable use of...