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Give cash to the poor, and they’ll squander it? This Nobel laureate has a different opinion

Nobel laureate and J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo spoke with Channel News Asia about the benefits of direct cash transfer programs in reducing poverty.

India Must Improve Its Standard of Care To Achieve Universal Healthcare

Urvashi Wattal, senior policy manager at J-PAL South Asia, and Moulshri Mohan, former policy manager at J-PAL South Asia, discuss the importance of implementing research-informed policies when it comes to improving India's healthcare system. Wattal and Mohan pointed to three J-PAL randomized control...

Flexibility for women in Indonesia’s labour market

Nurina Merdikawati, a postdoctoral research fellow at J-PAL Southeast Asia, and Sarah Xue Dong argue that investment in affordable childcare, transport, and Internet infrastructure will increase Indonesian women's access to the labor market.

September 2022 Newsletter

The September 2022 J-PAL Newsletter celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters program, and featured a blog on mitigating learning loss and upcoming events.

Charcha 2022: Philanthropy can accelerate evidence-informed policymaking

In Mint, Veddis Foundation CEO Murugan Vasudevan discusses the Veddis Foundation's collaborations with J-PAL to spur the adoption of evidence-informed policy in India.

August 2022 Newsletter

In our August 2022 Newsletter, we feature new policy insights on taxpayer compliance, a recap of a seminar held by the Morocco Employment Lab, and upcoming MicroMasters training.

J-PAL expands evidence-to-policy government partnerships to fight poverty worldwide

In an op-ed for MIT News, J-PAL announced a US$6 million partnership with Community Jameel and Co-Impact to improve the lives of at least 6 million people affected by poverty by expanding evidence-to-policy partnerships with governments.

Odisha to introduce gender equality programme in over 20,000 govt. schools

Times Now wrote about a partnership between the Department of School and Mass Education in Odisha, Breakthrough, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to introduce gender equity in school curriculum.