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New research partnership evaluates innovation in family engagement

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL North America is partnering with TalkingPoints multilingual family engagement platform assess the intervention's impact on student achievement. Read more on MIT News.

Abhijit Banerjee

Delhi govt inks MoU with Abhijit Banerjee's centre J-Pal to monitor schemes

Friday, November 15, 2019 - Business Standard

Delhi government signed an MoU with J-PAL to conduct real-time monitoring of its public services. Read more at Business Standard.

Mindspark in Rajasthan: Personalized adaptive learning tools to improve learning outcomes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - BW Businessworld

The Mindspark program improved learning levels across all groups of students and proved to be cost-effective compared to other instruction types according to the J-PAL RCT led by Prof. Karthik...

Release: Government of Odisha partners with J-PAL South Asia to maximize the impact of anti-poverty programs

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct 31 2019: The Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based...

MoU ceremony

Odisha govt partners with J-PAL for evidence-based approach to policy formation

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Times of India

J-PAL will help the state government in formulating effective policies to address issues like malnutrition, women empowerment, distress migration, health-worker performance, and improving...

Odisha to partner Nobel laureates’ J-PAL

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The New Indian Express

The partnership with a prestigious research centre like J-PAL is being done under Odisha Government’s 5T Initiatives which look at transformative action. Read the full article on The New Indian...

Rubbish pickers in Maputo, Mozambique.

If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The Guardian

J-PAL co-founders and newly minted Nobel laureates, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, discuss how the pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach...

J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

Monday, October 28, 2019 - MIT News

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.