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People carry large water tank up a hill in terraced agricultural landscape

Building the evidence base on smallholders’ barriers to technology adoption

Monday, May 1, 2017 - J-PAL

How can we increase profits and improve livelihoods for 500 million smallholder farming households around the world—the most common occupation for people living under US$2 a day?

Learning from charter school lotteries: new J-PAL policy publication

Monday, May 1, 2017 - J-PAL

In the United States, about 2.5 million students attend one of the approximately 6,500 publicly funded charter schools. However, until recently there has been little rigorous evidence on the...

J-PAL staff and Punjab government officials at the signing ceremony

Anti-poverty schemes: Govt ties up with research team

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - The Tribune

J-PAL South Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government of Punjab in India to assist in designing and evaluating social programs in several sectors including health,...

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Everything We Knew About Sweatshops Was Wrong

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - The New York Times

In this op-ed, J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman discusses his research on the welfare impacts of getting a factory job in Ethiopia.

World Malaria Day: End Malaria by Preventing It

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - J-PAL

This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is “End Malaria for Good”—a theme that reflects the tremendous progress that has been made since 2000 in reducing the incidence of the disease, as well as a...

April 2017 Research Newsletter

Monday, April 24, 2017 - J-PAL

Read the latest research from J-PAL affiliates and initiatives, including studies on job training programs, cash transfers, energy conservation, and more.

Blog: Michael Greenstone testifies to Congress on the social cost of carbon

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

J-PAL affiliate Michael Greenstone testified to Congress on how policymakers can calculate the monetary costs and benefits of environmental regulations.

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What does it take to launch and implement a randomized evaluation?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - J-PAL

Randomized evaluations can be challenging to launch and implement in practice. Before designing a randomized evaluation, it is important to understand the administrative steps needed to get a project...