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December 2018 newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In J-PAL's 2018 newsletter, read our new report on creating a culture of evidence use, learn about the new European Social Inclusion Initiative, and browse open positions in research, policy, and...

Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard – and we’re starting to figure out why

Monday, December 10, 2018 - Vox

J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak explains why promising programs, like Evidence Action's No Lean Season, sometimes fall apart when we try to offer them to more people. Read the full article on Vox.

Sugarcane farmers

Increasing crop insurances adoption in developing countries

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - EurekAlert!

Despite the significant advantages crop insurances would offer in alleviating the risk of a bad harvest, only a small percentage of farmers insure their crops. A simple solution tested by a J-PAL...

Pollution by the Numbers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Project Syndicate

An op-ed about collecting detailed data on air quality references a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliates that showed improved cookstoves in India had no effect across health outcomes.

Measuring women's and girl's empowerment

Opinion: Where is the standardized measure of women’s empowerment?

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Devex

In this article, two development researchers discuss how to measure women’s empowerment in ways that are specific and sensitive to development interventions. Read the full story.

Medicaid expansion and voter turnout

Medicaid expansion increases voter turnout: What that means for 2020

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Fox Business

An articles discusses the implications of a study conducted by J-PAL affiliates that found that Medicaid expansion increases voter turnout in the short term. Read the full article.

November 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, November 8, 2018

J-PAL's Evidence to Policy pathways explore how J-PAL affiliated researchers and staff, along with government and NGO partners, have drawn on evidence produced by randomized evaluations to inform...

Medicaid expansion could improve political participation

How Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Political Participation

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Pacific Standard

Evidence from a randomized evaluation conducted by J-PAL affiliate Amy Finkelstein suggests Oregon's Medicaid expansion boosted short-term political participation in the years immediately after the...