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Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - The Economist

In this discussion of edtech, The Economist discusses a forthcoming paper by J-PAL affiliate Philip Oreopoulos and Andre Nickow reviewing randomized evaluations of edtech interventions.

Students working at computers

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - The Economist

The Economist cites research by J-PAL affiliates in a discussion of educational technology interventions.

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How to make government officers more efficient

Friday, July 21, 2017 - Hindustan Times

Policy Manager Vishnu Padmanabhan summarizes research from J-PAL affiliates on improving the productivity of government workers by changing recruitment processes, implementing incentives, and...

Men playing cricket

When castes collide

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - MIT News

MIT News covers PhD student Matt Lowe's project on the impact of cricket matches on caste relations in India, funded in part by J-PAL's Governance Initiative.

Loan officer at her desk

For real financial inclusion, JAM is important, but here is why focus should be on reforming PSBs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Financial Express

The Financial Express summarizes research on financial inclusion, including a randomized evaluation by J-PAL affiliate Shawn Cole on performance-based incentives for bank loan officers.

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Is Guaranteed Income for All the Answer to Joblessness and Poverty?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Scientific American

Scientific American discusses J-PAL affiliate Paul Niehaus' randomized evaluation of universal basic income in Kenya.

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19 Indians die daily in drink-driving mishaps: Here’s how that can change

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Hindustan Times

Research by J-PAL affiliates found that setting up drunk-driving checkpoints at random in areas with potential for violations was the most effective way to reduce auto accidents.

Man behind wheel of a car

19 die daily in drunk-driving mishaps in India, here’s how this can change

Monday, July 17, 2017 - The News Minute

J-PAL affiliates found that India’s daily drunk-driving death toll of 19 could be reduced if police checking is made unpredictable to drivers who currently know where to expect checks.