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Iqbal Dhaliwal presenting

From instincts to evidence: a policymaking journey

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - LiveMint

J-PAL Deputy Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal reflects on landmark evaluations and partnerships over J-PAL South Asia's ten year history.

Women working in India

Modifying MGNREGA can alleviate India’s farming crisis

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Hindustan Times

J-PAL South Asia Research Associate Shreoshee Mukherjee discusses the need for research to inform changes to India's work program, NREGS.

Playing a cricket match

Cricket can bridge caste gap, says MIT study

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Hindustan Times

Research funded by J-PAL's Governance Initiative finds that playing cricket with teammates from different castes leads to more cross-caste friendships and less caste-based discrimination.

Four pentagon shaped metal die

Incentivising technology adoption in Pakistani firms

Monday, November 6, 2017 - VoxDev

New technologies can drive economic development, but adoption of these technologies is often slow. Researchers investigated the role of organizational innovations in technology adoption.

Study planned on sleep patterns of urban poor

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - The Hindu

The Hindu covers J-PAL South Asia's partnership with the government of Tamil Nadu, including a study on improving sleep for the urban poor.

Girls at school in India

The Exemplar Effect

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - The Indian Express

J-PAL South Asia Research Associate Aditi Bhowmick discusses evidence from randomized evaluations on bridging the gender gap in schools.

Schoolchildren in India raise their hands

Pushing evidence-based policymaking for the poor

Monday, October 16, 2017 - LiveMint

J-PAL Directors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo reflect on the work that J-PAL South Asia has accomplished over the past ten years.

Women wait in line at a health clinic

Blurry blackboards, expensive medicines: How the clinic affects the classroom

Monday, October 2, 2017 - Hindustan Times

This article on medical expenses as a barrier to education in India cites research by J-PAL affiliates on the quality of care provided by less costly informal medical providers.