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June 2022 Newsletter

In the June newsletter, we highlight our new blog series on social programs in Africa, the one-year anniversary of JOI Brazil, and some exciting upcoming events in July.

This Company Knows How To Improve Students' Test Scores

The New York Times presents the findings of J-PAL affiliate and Nobel laureate Michael Kremer's research on NewGlobe. Kremer found that the organization's methods increased educational outcomes for primary and pre-primary school students.

Nobel Prize winner, Kremer okays Methodology underpinning EKOEXCEL

PM News reports on the policy implications in Nigeria of J-PAL affiliate and Nobel Prize winner Michael Kremer's research on EKOEXCEL. The program, which standardizes teaching methods and was found to increase educational outcomes, was adopted by the Nigerian government.

Global Evidence on Digital Financial Services and Savings Groups: Impact on Women’s Empowerment Seminar

Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, the National Council for Women, UN Women Egypt, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa (J-PAL MENA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) organized a seminar on 9 June 2022 with the participation of the...

Nobel Prize-winner confirms among largest learning gains ever measured in international education in NewGlobe-supported schools

Yahoo discusses Nobel Prize winner and J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer's study finding increased learning outcomes in Kenyan middle school students resulting from NewGlobe's teaching methodology.

Islamic Development Bank, Community Jameel, and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab ready to join forces on embedding evidence-based policy labs with governments

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Community Jameel and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) announced that they are ready to join forces on a comprehensive cooperation programme with the aim of embedding evidence-based policy labs within governments.

Why Saudi, Arab Gulf charities are taking a strategic approach to philanthropy

Arab News highlights the philanthropic benefits of funding an organization like J-PAL, which empowers researchers to study poverty alleviation policies thereby strengthening the research to policy pipeline.

A study gave cash and therapy to men at risk of criminal behavior. 10 years later, the results are in.

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A ten-year follow-up of a study co-authored by J-PAL affiliates Chris Blattman and Julian Jamison shows continuing positive effects of cognitive behavioral therapy, combined with a one-time cash payment, among young men at risk of crime in Liberia.