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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....

India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?

Friday, July 12, 2019 - BBC News

Article discusses J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone's evaluation of Gujarat's environmental program.

Among India's working poor, sobriety may boost savings

Friday, June 21, 2019 - Phys.org

Trying to stay sober does not change the earnings of some workers—but it does increase the amount of money they save, according to an J-PAL affiliate's field experiment about low-income workers in...

Gujarat unveils India’s first emissions trading scheme to curb air pollution

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Live Mint

J-PAL affiliates are conducting an evaluation of the Gujarat's government emissions trading program.

EdNext Podcast: Giving Ed Tech a Chance to Shine

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Education Next

A new J-PAL study looks at the impact of a blended learning program on students in India who were not making progress in their local public schools because they were starting out so far behind the...

How not to get more women to work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Live Mint

In communities where women face resistance to work, direct campaigns by employers to drive female employment may not be the best strategy, finds new study by J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran.

For breathable air: Environmental data transparency and Star Rating systems will improve air quality

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - The Times of India

J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone discusses how India can tackle air pollution.

What Research Reveals About the Impact of Media on Voter Behaviour

Monday, May 20, 2019 - India Spend

J-PAL staff at out South Asia office share some learnings from our affiliates' research on the impact of the media on voters behavior.

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