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June 2016 Research Newsletter

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - J-PAL

Read new working papers from the forthcoming Handbook of Field Experiments and other papers from J-PAL affiliated professors.

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia to participate in program to fight opioid crisis

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - Philly Voice

J-PAL North America's State and Local Innovation Initiative selected the state of Pennsylvania and city of Philadelphia to take part in a program to help develop ways to battle the heroin and opioid...

Pennsylvania state capitol building in Harrisburg, PA

Five State and Local Governments Selected for J-PAL State and Local Innovation Initiative

Monday, June 20, 2016 - J-PAL

Selected state and local governments will receive support from J-PAL North America at MIT to create and use evidence to improve the effectiveness of their social programs

The best way to welfare

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Indian Express

Swiss voted against the idea of a Universal Basic Income. But the debate continues.

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78 earns MIT Alumni Association’s highest honor

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - MIT News

J-PAL donor, MIT Corporation life member, and global entrepreneur honored for his history of service and philanthropy at MIT.

A programme that measurably improved learning outcome in schools

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - The Hans India

The Teaching at the Right Level program, scaled up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh with the support of Pratham and J-PAL, has reached over 52,000 children in Anantapur district, leading to...

May 2016 Newsletter

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Innovate, test, scale: Lab to improve education policy in Peru | Peace, recovery, and reconciliation: Randomized evaluations in post-conflict environments | Identifying the poor through self-...

Innovate, test, learn: Lab to improve education policy in Peru

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - J-PAL

MineduLAB’s policy cycle outlines how problems are identified, innovations are developed and evaluated, and learnings are incorporated into future programming.