Wednesday, August 9, 2017
J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster discusses how distance, cost, health, and misperceptions pose a barrier to girls' education.
Dive into J-PAL affiliates' research in education in this issue of the newsletter. Read up on the research on school enrollment and attendance, and more.
Monday, August 7, 2017
NPR profiles two families in Kenya who receive cash transfers from GiveDirectly. J-PAL affiliates plan to implement a randomized evaluation of this program.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Read new working papers from J-PAL affiliates on grain storage in Kenya, cash versus in-kind transfers in Mexico, and more.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Project Syndicate
This opinion piece cites evidence from J-PAL affiliates on providing incentives to delay child marriage in Bangladesh.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - The Indian Express
J-PAL affiliates plan to pilot an evaluation of interventions to improve police efficiency in the Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Vox
Vox cites research by J-PAL affiliates on India's employment guarantee program in an article discussing whether the United States should implement a similar policy.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - J-PAL
Developing country governments spend millions on anti-poverty programs, yet this money often does not reach the poor. Could electronic payments systems with biometric authentication help solve this...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - NDTV
New Delhi Television Limited covers a study co-authored by J-PAL Director Esther Duflo on the impact of educational games on preschoolers' math skills.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Forbes
Michael Greenstone discusses his research from Bihar, India, which found low demand for solar power.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - The Hitavada
J-PAL South Asia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Madhya Pradesh Police in an effort to to make community policing more effective.
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - The Economist
How can we use technology to close inequalities in education? “There are not many other interventions with credible evidence showing these kinds of effects,” says Phil Oreopoulos (University of...