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Healthcare Is Gender Blind. Here's How to Fix It.

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - The Wire

To improve the enrollment of women in health insurance schemes, Shagun Sabarwal, Associate Director of Policy and Training at J-PAL South Asia, says it is essential that we rigorously test them on a...

Power lines in New Delhi, India

Electrifying India May Require Convincing People Power Is Something Worth Paying For

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Forbes

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Environment, Energy, and Climate Change sector, Michael Greenstone, discusses ongoing energy research in the Indian state of Bihar.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Glimpses of Pratham's 20-year partnership with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - The Indian Express

Rukmini Banerji of J-PAL partner, Pratham, says, "little did we know when we embarked together on a journey 20 years ago, that the path from Mumbai’s municipal schools would eventually lead to...

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Odisha Govt Asks Employees to Take Online Courses on Better Governance

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - The Hindustan Times

Odisha government asks employees to enroll in policy-oriented online courses offered by J-PAL and other institutions.

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Banerjee and Duflo’s journey with Pratham

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Ideas for India

This year’s economics Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked closely with education NGO Pratham in India for more than 20 years. Pratham’s CEO Rukmini Banerji provides a...

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Letting the World Know 'What Works'

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - The Hindu

Arjun Agarwal, of long-time J-PAL partner, Pratham, discusses how Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have become supporters, advisers, and friends of the organization.

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...