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Women attend a meeting for Aajeevika, a government loan program available to women, at the program’s office in Khizasarai, Bihar. (Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)

Why India Needs More Women To Contest 2019 Elections

Friday, March 15, 2019 - Bloomberg Quint

As India gears up for its 17th general elections, Bloomberg Quint references a study conducted by J-PAL affiliates in 2017 that found women constituents were more concerned about issues like water...

Near a slum cluster in Delhi (Associated Press)

Public disclosures help hold politicians accountable

Monday, March 11, 2019 - Chicago Booth Review

MIT’s Abhijit Banerjee and Harvard’s Nils Enevoldsen, Rohini Pande, and Michael Walton examined the effect that publicizing politicians’ records had on electoral results in the 2012 municipal...

Economics of alcohol control policies

The  economics  of  alcohol-control  policies

Friday, March 1, 2019 - LiveMint

In a new study, affiliate Frank Schilbach explores alternatives to curb alcohol addiction in the form of financial incentives for sobriety. Read more on LiveMint.

How India’s men can learn to treat women better

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - The Economist

Research by J-PAL affiliate suggests that classroom discussions about gender stereotypes can make boys more supportive of gender equality.

Pratham non-profit among one of the largest in India, which is supported by Pratham USA, works on education intervention. (Photo:

Pratham and other organizations selected for $80 million Africa project grant

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - News India Times

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa, a joint venture between Pratham and J-PAL, has been named one of five recipients of an $80 million commitment from the global philanthropic collaborative Co...

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Reforming agriculture: When power is worth saving

Friday, January 4, 2019 - The Indian Express

In collaboration with J-PAL, the government of Punjab has rolled out a promising scheme that pays farmers for consuming less electricity and water. Read the full story in The Indian Express.

Pollution by the Numbers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Project Syndicate

An op-ed about collecting detailed data on air quality references a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliates that showed improved cookstoves in India had no effect across health outcomes.

Limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in India

Opinion: India’s neglected groundwater crisis

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 -

An evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliated researchers seeks to determine if limiting the electricity subsidy offered to farmers in Punjab and compensating them with a direct cash transfer for every...