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$25 million gift launches ambitious new effort tackling poverty and climate change

The King Climate Action Initiative at J-PAL will develop large-scale climate-response programs for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Subsidies, weather, and financial education promote agricultural insurance adoption

J-PAL affiliate Jing Cai discusses her study about the impact of subsidies and financial education on agricultural insurance adoption.

Investing in evaluation capacity development in India: Why it matters now more than ever

J-PAL South Asia's Aparna Krishnan and Shagun Sabarwal discuss the use of data and leveraging partnerships to invest in evaluation capacity development.

J-PAL and King Philanthropies launch the King Climate Action Initiative to design, test, and scale solutions at the nexus of climate change and poverty

Cambridge, MA—A $25 million gift will underpin a new initiative to combat both climate change and poverty through scalable, evidence-based policy solutions, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT and King Philanthropies announced today. The new King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI...

New J-PAL center to help improve lives across MENA

The new J-PAL center in Cairo is focused on alleviating poverty and improving lives through evidence-informed policymaking across the MENA region.

MIT to launch research centre at AUC as part of ongoing work to fight poverty in the Middle East

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab will use their new base at the American University in Cairo to innovate in a field that is endlessly complex by nature - the fight against poverty.

Video clip by Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee helped Bengal follow Covid-19 rules: Study

Video messages sent to millions of people in West Bengal by J-PAL co-founder and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee helped them follow social distancing rules, stay at home, and come forward to report symptoms of COVID-19.

MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab to launch research center at American University in Cairo

Newest J-PAL research center will focus on evidence-based policy-making to reduce poverty in the Middle East and North Africa.