Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Read a new policy bulletin summarizing results from seventeen evaluations of charter schools, learn how evidence helped scale unconditional cash transfers to reach over 60,000 households in east Africa, and more.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
In this op-ed, J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman discusses his research on the welfare impacts of getting a factory job in Ethiopia.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Read the latest research from J-PAL affiliates and initiatives, including studies on job training programs, cash transfers, energy conservation, and more.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NPR interviews J-PAL Director Abhijit Banerjee about his co-authored study on whether watching an MTV show increased Nigerian youth's understanding of safe sex, HIV and domestic violence.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Quartz
J-PAL South Asia manager Matt Bunyi weighs in on how a new smart bangle for maternal health could be improved by providing women with more actionable advice for avoiding pregnancy risks like carbon...
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - The Tribune
J-PAL South Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government of Punjab in India to assist in designing and evaluating social programs in several sectors including health,...
Friday, April 7, 2017 - J-PAL
We often think about health in physical terms, and even then, we sometimes take our own health for granted until we start to feel poorly or become sick ourselves. The World Health Organization,...
Friday, March 31, 2017 - Core Econ
J-PAL Director Esther Duflo discussed research on how quotas for women to serve on panchayats--Indian village councils--affected what investments the village made as well as local attitudes towards...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - IndiaSpend
IndiaSpend reports on J-PAL funded research examining the impact of Mindspark, a personalized learning software, on student achievement in India.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - The Hindustan Times
Gautam Patel, J-PAL South Asia Senior Policy Manager proposes some reverse thinking to identify India's poorest: asking them to identify themselves and apply for benefits. Citing evidence from a...
Friday, March 10, 2017 - Ideas for India
Co-Chair of J-PAL's Political Economy and Governance sector, Rohini Pande, discusses policies to overcome social norms that discourage Indian women from working.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - India Spend
Spend India features the findings of a J-PAL randomized controlled trial in India that engaged communities in education. Interventions that involve beneficiaries in improving public services have...