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For Sustained Cleanliness, Cities Need Tested Sanitation Solutions

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.

Rukmini Banerji talks to a child

Why India Is Failing To Educate Its School-Going Children And How That Can Change

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.


Power plants get 5-star rating in state pollution study

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. Read the full article.

Teacher lecturing to young students

Novel teaching method a non-starter in many schools

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.


29 of 50 industries in MMR polluting Mumbai’s air

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.

Girls in school uniforms use computers

Young women hold the key to skilling India

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.

Man looks over paperwork

What India can learn from Pakistan’s scheme to incentivise its civil servants with better postings

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - The Print

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.

Hands type on keyboard

Labour-monitoring technologies raise efficiency—and hard questions

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.