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New research suggests text messages improve election day turnout in the developing world, with conditions

Friday, April 8, 2016 - The Huffington Post

New evidence shows that text messages improve civic engagement in emerging countries by encouraging people to vote.

Using data from social networks to understand and improve systems

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - MIT News

Esther Duflo discusses the application of data to policy in the developing world.

March 2016 Newsletter

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Partnership to institutionalize evidence in education policies in Burkina Faso | New lecture series to showcase groundbreaking research and practice | US health care leaders invited to compete for...

J-PAL LAC celebrates new partnership with Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - J-PAL

In February, J-PAL LAC and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) officially launched  their new collaboration, which according to Alejandro Hernández, the Provost of ITAM (pictured...

Using randomized trials for product design

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - CGAP Blog

J-PAL-affiliated researchers in Jordan used randomized trials to test different microfinance product designs.

Partnership to institutionalize evidence in education policies in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - J-PAL

The Ministry of National Education and Literacy of Burkina Faso and J-PAL Europe launched a partnership to integrate evidence into the country’s education policies.

Dear Rajasthan, don't fail us

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Catch News

Grouping students by learning level rather than age or grade consistently improves learning outcomes.

How doorstep banking increased savings and income in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - Ideas for India

A program encouraged participants to increase their savings by increasing their income.