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Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee

Solutions for Economic Inequality from 2019 Nobel Prize Winners

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - WBUR

J-PAL co-founders, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, discuss the trickiest global challenges on NPR's On Point.  Listen to the full interview on WBUR. 

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Banerjee and Duflo’s journey with Pratham

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Ideas for India

This year’s economics Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked closely with education NGO Pratham in India for more than 20 years. Pratham’s CEO Rukmini Banerji provides a...

Mindspark in Rajasthan: Personalized adaptive learning tools to improve learning outcomes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - BW Businessworld

The Mindspark program improved learning levels across all groups of students and proved to be cost-effective compared to other instruction types according to the J-PAL RCT led by Prof. Karthik...

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.  Read more at The Hindu....

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),...

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...