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Getting India's women into the workforce: Time for a smart approach

Friday, March 10, 2017 - Ideas for India

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Political Economy and Governance sector, Rohini Pande, discusses policies to overcome social norms that discourage Indian women from working.

Education Failure, Leading Reason For UP Job Woes, Isn’t An Election Issue

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - India Spend

Spend India features the findings of a J-PAL randomized controlled trial in India that engaged communities in education. Interventions that involve beneficiaries in improving public services have...

Crop insurance: Low demand calls for rethink

Monday, February 20, 2017 - Indian Express

The Indian Express featured a summary of J-PAL's bulletin, Make it Rain, which discusses the low demand among farmers for weather index insurance.

Indian school girls raise their hands

A more democratic learning

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - The Indian Express

J-PAL Directors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss the MITx Micromasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy and how it makes learning more accessible to students in India and around...

Technoskeptics pay heed: A computer-assisted learning program that delivers learning results

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - World Bank's Development Impact Blog

Research in India by J-PAL affiliate Karthik Muralidharan and co-authors suggests that a computer-assisted learning software can lead to large gains in student's scores in math and Hindi. Read...

Direct benefit transfers (DBT) show surprise leakages; problem not insurmountable

Monday, February 6, 2017 - The Financial Express

J-PAL's study for NITI-Aayog of a direct cash transfer pilot program found that 50% of beneficiaries were receiving either nothing or less cash than they were entitled.

Pilots for cash transfer in lieu of PDS failing in three UTs

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Business Standard

Research conducted by J-PAL South Asia found that replacing the Indian government's subsidized grain program with cash resulted in beneficiaries not receiving their entitlements.

How A Livelihood Programme Is Lifting Women From Extreme Poverty To Own Businesses

Monday, January 30, 2017 - The Logical Indian

A livelihoods program evaluated by J-PAL affiliates and found effective is helping women in India break the cycle of poverty.