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Farmer walks down a rural road

How less than $20 can ensure food security in Bangladesh

Friday, January 19, 2018 - Dhaka Tribune

Research by affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak found that No Lean Season, a program that disburses interest-free loans to rural families in Bangladesh so their major earner can migrate to areas with regular...

Apartment buildings in a city

How Governments Can Move People to Jobs

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - Bloomberg

Bloomberg discusses research on increasing mobility, citing studies by J-PAL affiliates on the Moving to Opportunity program in the United States and a program facilitating seasonal migration in...

Man transports produce by boat

Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - NPR

NPR covers J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak's research on providing low-cost loans to rural farmers Bangladesh to cover temporary migration to urban areas during times of famine.

Iqbal Dhaliwal presenting

Let evidence drive policy and not assumptions, says Iqbal Dhaliwal

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - City Today

J-PAL Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal's distinguished lecture at the MYRA School of Business in Mysuru, India, discussed the importance of data-driven decision-making.

Abhijit Banerjee

Using evidence for public policy gains traction in India

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - Hindustan Times

J-PAL Director Abhijit Banerjee discusses J-PAL South Asia's work over the past decade on encouraging evidence-based policymaking in the region.

Government employees in Pakistan

Understanding why people contest elections

Monday, December 18, 2017 - LiveMint

Researchers discuss their J-PAL-funded project on encouraging citizens to run in elections in Pakistan.

Girls in India

Nudge the mind out of its bias

Friday, December 15, 2017 - The Hindu

A randomized evaluation of a school-based program promoting gender equity brought about a “significant shift” in both the gender attitudes and behavior of the program recipients.

Woman looks at a child's schoolwork

Working together to teach at the right level

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - LiveMint

J-PAL South Asia Executive Director Shobhini Mukerji and CEO of Pratham Rukmini Banerji discuss the close partnership between the two organizations.