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Odisha to partner Nobel laureates’ J-PAL

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The New Indian Express

The partnership with a prestigious research centre like J-PAL is being done under Odisha Government’s 5T Initiatives which look at transformative action.

Policymakers must use data to finesse governance

Monday, October 21, 2019 - Hindustan Times

Shagun Sabarwal, Associate Director of Policy and Training at J-PAL South Asia says the mainstay of her team's work has been to act as an enabler and facilitator for policymakers to use the insights...

Les cofondateurs de J-PAL Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo avec l’équipe dirigeante de J-PAL en juillet 2019 au Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). (De gauche à droite: David Sears, Paula Pedro, Benjamin Olken, Lina Marliani, Anna Schrimpf, Esther Duflo, Iqbal Dhaliwal, Ann Bates, Anja Sautmann, Abhijit Banerjee, Shobhini Mukerji, Laura Poswell, John Floretta.)

Release: J-PAL Co-Founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo Awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, were jointly awarded the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in...

Release: Government of Haryana partners with J-PAL South Asia to improve health care through data analytics

Thursday, September 26, 2019

On September 11, 2019, The National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Haryana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to...

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First in pollution control: how Surat industries will trade particulate matter

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Indian Express

Following a J-PAL evaluation, the Gujarat government launched what is being described as the world’s first market for trading in particulate matter emissions. Read more at Indian Express.

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A market for emissions, with incentives to cut pollution

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - The Hindu

In June this year, Gujarat unveiled the country’s first emissions trading scheme to encourage and incentivise industrial units to cut air pollution, designed through a collaboration with J-PAL, EPIC...

Study Leverages Peer Effects to Encourage Adoption of Hygienic Latrines

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Yale Insights

In a new study, J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak investigated the use of targeted subsidies that leveraged peer effects to spark adoption of hygienic latrines, which reduce the spread of pathogens....

India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?

Friday, July 12, 2019 - BBC News

Article discusses J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone's evaluation of Gujarat's environmental program.