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America has a housing segregation problem. Seattle may just have the solution.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Vox

Research by J-PAL affiliates shows dramatic improvements in social mobility for low-income families in Seattle.

How digital health tools can help transform healthcare

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - Health Data Management

J-PAL affiliate Joseph Doyle describes his evaluation of a new health tool called Clinical Decision Support.

A research spotlight on some of the world’s vulnerable people

Monday, July 29, 2019 - UCLA Newsroom

J-PAL affiliate Manisha Shah is the founding director of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs's new initiative, called International Development and Policy Outreach.

UChicago to Study Police-Involved Shootings, Officer Training

Friday, July 26, 2019 - WTWW

J-PAL affiliate Oeindrila Dube received funding to evaluate a police training program in partnership with the Chicago Police Department.

Opinion: NGOs — here's how to strengthen your engagement with governments

Friday, July 26, 2019 - Devex

Article highlights J-PAL's work to guarantee that governments make evidence-based policy decisions.

How MTV can help drive social change

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Live Mint

Article discusses J-PAL affiliates' study, which examined the impact of MTV Shuga, a Nigerian television show aimed at providing information about HIV/AIDS and changing attitudes and behaviours...

Door-to-Door Healthcare Can Reduce Infant Mortality, Trinity Economist Says

Monday, July 22, 2019 - University Times

Article features evaluation by J-PAL affiliates on an entrepreneurial model of community health delivery in Uganda.

Study Leverages Peer Effects to Encourage Adoption of Hygienic Latrines

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Yale Insights

In a new study, J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak investigated the use of targeted subsidies that leveraged peer effects to spark adoption of hygienic latrines, which reduce the spread of pathogens....