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(Audio) The Risk Farmers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - NPR

NPR recently spoke with J-PAL affiliates Dean Karlan and Christopher Urdy regarding their research in Ghana regarding the effects on Crop Price Insurance for Farmers in Ghana.

Sign reading "Swarna Sub-1" in rice field

ATAI launches new site

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - J-PAL

The Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI), a collaboration between J-PAL and CEGA, launched a new site featuring emerging insights into improving the adoption and profitable use of...

Doctor's gloved hands holding patient's hand

Inaugural J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition Winners Announced

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The competition supports the development of large-scale randomized controlled trials of innovative programs with the potential to serve as models for improving health care for vulnerable populations...

August 2016 Research Newsletter

Friday, August 12, 2016 - J-PAL

Read new working papers from J-PAL affiliates on reducing corruption in Brazil, increasing savings in Afghanistan, and more.

Trees Stop Climate Change—Can We Pay People To Stop Cutting Them Down?

Friday, August 12, 2016 - FastCompany

New programs are offering the people who benefit most from cutting down trees to instead take a cash payment. And it seems to be a good investment.

Corrupción entretenida

Friday, August 5, 2016 - Qué Pasa

¿Qué programa puede influir más en la política: los noticieros o las teleseries? ¿Qué medio impacta más en las denuncias de corrupción: la radio, los diarios o la televisión? El académico brasileño...

Beneficiary of Graduation in Bangladesh with her livestock

July 2016 Newsletter

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - J-PAL

Read about research to make cities safer, a livelihoods program being scaled to over half a million people, private access to contraception, and more.

Police officers in Colombia

Hotspotting and police engagement to reduce crime and police violence in Latin America

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - J-PAL

Police officers in Colombia (posztos |