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Release: J-PAL Launches New Regional Research Center in Cairo at AUC to Help Improve Lives Across MENA Region

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), together with the American University in Cairo (AUC), Community Jameel, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has announced the launch of a new regional research center in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused on alleviating...

India coronavirus: Videos by Nobel laureate help fight pandemic

In a video message recorded in early May, J-PAL co-founded Abhijit Banerjee exhorted millions of people living in India's villages to take precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Learners today, leaders tomorrow

MITx MicroMasters Program credential holders leverage MIT-caliber education to move their industries to the cutting edge.

J-PAL webinar series on program evaluation draws global audience

The five-day webinar series provided nearly 2,000 participants with an introduction to the design and use of randomized evaluations to test the effectiveness of social programs.

COVID-19: Augmenting farmer access to long-term credit

J-PAL South Asia Senior Policy Associate Tanya Kak discusses how failing to protect farmers amid the COVID-19 pandemic can worsen India’s agrarian distress.

Building Forward with Digital Agriculture

J-PAL affiliate and Nobel laureate Michael Kremer argues that increasing investment in technologies to help small-scale farmers will yield far-reaching benefits long after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.

Q&A: How can India achieve universal electrification?

A study by J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Ryan and coauthors finds that it may be counterproductive to view access to electricity as a right, rather than as a good that must be paid for.

Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

J-PAL affiliates Sara Heller and Judd Kessler critique the decision to cancel New York's summer youth employment program this year, drawing on their research findings about the positive impacts of such programs.