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Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Letting the World Know 'What Works'

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - The Hindu

Arjun Agarwal, of long-time J-PAL partner, Pratham, discusses how Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have become supporters, advisers, and friends of the organization.

Personalized Adaptive Learning Tools To Improve Learning Outcomes

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - BWEducation

Between the start of the Mindspark instruction in November 2017 and endline testing in February 2019, students’ performance in both Math and Hindi were improved across multiple grade levels. It’s...

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

UCT's Role in Nobel Win

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - UCT News

Professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, co-founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the international counterpart to J-PAL Africa at the University of Cape Town (UCT),...

November 2019 Newsletter - Nobel Edition

Friday, November 1, 2019

On October 14, J-PAL co-founders and Directors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, jointly with longtime J-PAL affiliated professor Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in...

Release: Government of Odisha partners with J-PAL South Asia to maximize the impact of anti-poverty programs

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct 31 2019: The Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based...

MoU ceremony

Odisha govt partners with J-PAL for evidence-based approach to policy formation

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Times of India

J-PAL will help the state government in formulating effective policies to address issues like malnutrition, women empowerment, distress migration, health-worker performance, and improving...

Odisha to partner Nobel laureates’ J-PAL

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The New Indian Express

The partnership with a prestigious research centre like J-PAL is being done under Odisha Government’s 5T Initiatives which look at transformative action.

Rubbish pickers in Maputo, Mozambique.

If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The Guardian

J-PAL co-founders and newly minted Nobel laureates, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, discuss how the pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach...

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