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Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

Friday, May 31, 2019 - World Economic Forum

J-PAL affiliate Stefan Dercon discusses technology interventions on education and health.

EdNext Podcast: Giving Ed Tech a Chance to Shine

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Education Next

A new J-PAL study looks at the impact of a blended learning program on students in India who were not making progress in their local public schools because they were starting out so far behind the...

How not to get more women to work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Live Mint

In communities where women face resistance to work, direct campaigns by employers to drive female employment may not be the best strategy, finds new study by J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran.

For breathable air: Environmental data transparency and Star Rating systems will improve air quality

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - The Times of India

J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone discusses how India can tackle air pollution.

What Research Reveals About the Impact of Media on Voter Behaviour

Monday, May 20, 2019 - India Spend

J-PAL staff at out South Asia office share some learnings from our affiliates' research on the impact of the media on voters behavior.

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Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn’t Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World

Friday, May 17, 2019 - The New York Times

J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses research that demonstrates how the Value Added Tax (VAT) can facilitate tax enforcement.

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Harvard Economist Raj Chetty Named Carnegie Fellow for 2019, Wins ‘Brainy Award’

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - IndiaWest

J-PAL affiliate Raj Chetty has been named by the Carnegie Corporation as one of 32 Andrew Carnegie Fellows for 2019.

A digital map of the world with different data points

May 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - J-PAL

In our May 2019 newsletter, J-PAL launches the IDEA initiative, the Environment & Energy team discusses possible climate policies, and more.