Thursday, April 5, 2018
J-PAL North America’s new policy Briefcase summarizes evidence from randomized evaluations of summer youth employment programs in the United States, J-PAL welcomes four new affiliates, and more in our latest newsletter.
Friday, March 16, 2018
J-PAL affiliate Rebecca Dizon-Ross discusses her research from Malawi on providing parents with information on their children’s academic performance.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Catch up on research from J-PAL affiliates on the causal impacts of religiosity in the Philippines, the sustained impacts of cash transfers in Malawi, and more.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A study by J-PAL affiliates on Pakistan’s civil servants showed that incentivizing officers with a posting of their own choice remarkably improved their performance.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - The Wire
J-PAL South Asia Senior Policy Manager Gautam Patel discusses an ongoing evaluation of an urban sanitation project in Odisha, India.
Friday, April 6, 2018 - IndiaSpend
Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham, an NGO J-PAL has partnered with on several evaluations, discusses education in India, including a randomized evaluation of the impact of math games in pre-school.
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Times of India
J-PAL affiliated researchers have partnered with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to make information about industries' pollution levels publicly available.
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Friday, March 23, 2018 - The Hindu
Research by J-PAL affiliate Esther Duflo and Senior Research Manager Harini Kannan found that an education intervention in Tamil Nadu struggled due to implementation difficulties.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - Hindustan Times
J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone comments on his evaluation in Maharashtra of a program to provide public information on industries' pollution levels.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - Hindustan Times
J-PAL South Asia Associate Director of Policy and Training Shagun Sabarwal discusses evidence-backed programs to help young girls overcome barriers to joining the workforce.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - The Print
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - The Economist
The Economist discusses research by J-PAL affiliates on performance-based payment for data-entry workers who struggled to hit performance targets.