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Opportunities, challenges, and strategies for evidence production and use in the COVID era: 3ie’s expert panel weighs in

J-PAL Global Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal participated as a speaker on 3ie's expert panel on evidence in the time of COVID-19, part of 3ie's Virtual Evidence Weeks.

Averting Catastrophe

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo, along with Achim Steiner and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss how developing countries can address the health and economic crises they face on the recent episode of CoronaNomics by Econ Films.

Coronavirus: Rich countries must fund 'Marshall Plan' for world's poorest countries, says Nobel-winning economist

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo on the recent episode of Econ Films' CoronaNomics: "we have the ability as a global community to avoid turning it into this catastrophe"

Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo probes effectiveness of virus warnings

Speaking to Econ Films' CoronaNomics program, J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo called for a new Marshall plan to aid the southern hemisphere's economic recovery from the pandemic

Coronavirus is a crisis for the developing world, but here's why it needn't be a catastrophe

J-PAL Directors, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, discuss how a radical new form of universal basic income could revitalize damaged economies in the wake of COVID-19

A healthy understanding

J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein has changed what we know about Medicaid, Medicare, the economics of health care—and, increasingly, medical care itself.

Moving towards targeted anti-poverty programs: lessons from Indonesia

J-PAL Southeast Asia Policy Manager Aulia Larasati and Senior Policy Associate Alifia Firliani discuss effective targeting and implementation of social safety net programs.

Half of Indonesia's workers stopped working in April as a result of Covid-19 pandemic: Online survey

A survey conducted by J-PAL Southeast Asia shows that about half of Indonesia's workers stopped working in April due to COVID-19.