Wednesday, March 7, 2018
In the March 2018 newsletter, J-PAL announces the new Gender sector, shares videos from classrooms implementing an evidence-backed pedagogical approach in Zambia, and more.
Friday, February 16, 2018
J-PAL's Government Partnership Initiative helps governments evaluate policies, scale up successful ones, and build an internal culture of evidence-informed decision making.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Read up on the latest research from the J-PAL network, from debt traps in India and the Philippines to workplace wellness programs in the United States.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
J-PAL Director Esther Duflo discusses the importance of economists engaging with the logistics how policies are implemented rather than just what the policy is.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Scientific American
J-PAL affiliate Dina Pomeranz and coauthors found that peer groups helped Chilean micro-entrepreneurs save more.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - MIT Spectrum
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - VoxDev
A randomized evaluation in Colombia shows that delaying disbursement of conditional cash transfers can have substantial long-term effects on educational investment.
Friday, September 29, 2017 - The New York Times
J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran's op-ed discusses evidence showing that government participation in markets in India and Mexico benefitted consumers and laborers.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Vox
Vox covers a randomized evaluation which found that providing food aid caused food prices to drop in many rural villages in Mexico.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Exame
Brazilian periodical Exame features J-PAL's new work with the Government of Brazil and discusses the need for rigorous evidence in Brazilian policymaking.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - The Economist
The Economist cites research by J-PAL affiliates Claudio Ferraz and Frederico Finan that found that audits of municipal accounts showing financial irregularities and diversion of funds had a dramatic...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - J-PAL
How can policymakers learn what programs might effectively reduce gender-based violence in their context? In 2016, Peru has seen 108 murders of women and over 50,000 reported cases of domestic and...