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Does Working From Home Actually Work?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Entrepreneur Asia Pacific

An article in Entrepreneur Asia Pacific discusses research conducted by J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom that analyzed the impact of working from home on productivity and work-life balance. Read the...

Man picking rice

How Postcards Solved The Problem Of Disappearing Rice

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - NPR

NPR covers J-PAL affiliates' research on improving delivery of subsidized rice to poor households in Indonesia.

For food-aid recipients, information is power

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - MIT News

Research by J-PAL affiliates finds that distributing a simple card explaining a government aid program leads to poor villagers in Indonesia receiving more of the subsidized rice they are entitled to.

Participants in a religious ceremony in the Philippines

The Power of Religion

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - The New York Times

A New York Times op-ed covers research by J-PAL affiliates on the impact of an evangelical Protestant religious values and theology education program on individuals' economic and subjective wellbeing...

Man holds up phone showing message of mobile money received from GiveDirectly

The UBI Debate: What We Know – and Don’t Know – About Universal Basic Income

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - NextBillion

J-PAL Senior Policy Manager Alison Fahey summarizes evidence from randomized evaluations on cash transfers that can help inform the debate on universal basic income.

Strengthening safety nets for the poor

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - The Jakarta Post

Rema Hanna and Ben Olken, Scientific Directors for J-PAL Southeast Asia, discuss the evidence on social protection programs.

Cash transfers to Indonesia's poor don't discourage work

Friday, October 30, 2015 - Jakarta Globe

A commentary by Ben Olken and Rema Hanna, co-scientific directors of J-PAL Southeast Asia.

Building world class knowledge in the fight against poverty

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - AusAID

Read AusAID Director General Peter Baxter’s adapted remarks from the J-PAL Southeast Asia launch.