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Pratham and other organizations selected for $80 million Africa project grant

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - News India Times

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa, a joint venture between Pratham and J-PAL, has been named one of five recipients of an $80 million commitment from the global philanthropic collaborative Co...

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Friday, January 4, 2019 - The Indian Express

In collaboration with J-PAL, the government of Punjab has rolled out a promising scheme that pays farmers for consuming less electricity and water. Read the full story in The Indian Express.

Pollution by the Numbers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Project Syndicate

An op-ed about collecting detailed data on air quality references a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliates that showed improved cookstoves in India had no effect across health outcomes.

Limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in India

Opinion: India’s neglected groundwater crisis

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 -

An evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliated researchers seeks to determine if limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in Punjab and compensating them with a direct cash transfer for every...

Harvard economist Rohini Pande wins 2018 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - National Herald India

J-PAL affiliate Rohini Pande has been named the winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which is given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession. Read...

Measuring pollution in Maharashtra

Most industries in red zone for air pollution

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Times of India

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board’s new five-star rating systems that rates industries based on their pollution. Researchers from J-PAL will help measure the impact on emissions.

Scaling up Teaching at the Right Level

How do you scale spirit?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Brookings Institute (blog)

The Teaching at the Right Level program, which J-PAL has worked to rigorously evaluate for 15 years, reaches more than six million children in India. This blog reflects on five key ingredients for...

In search of India’s missing women

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - The Hindu Business Line

Research by J-PAL affiliates on reducing discrimination against women points to policy interventions that could help balance the sex ratio in India.