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Driving policy-relevant research: J-PAL South Asia’s partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - J-PAL

Policymakers around the world often find it hard to integrate rigorous evidence into their decision-making. The Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) and J-PAL South Asia launched a partnership in 2013 to...

Building policymaker capacity to use evidence: A long-term partnership

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - J-PAL

In order to improve the delivery of social programs, public officials and civil servants must be effective users and producers of evidence. LBS National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA)—India’s...

Fixing educational policy's failure

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - Livemint

Reforms in pedagogy and school governance structures are critical for addressing India's learning crisis.

Research Newsletter - April 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Working Papers | New Published Papers | New Evaluations from J-PAL Affiliates and Initiatives | AEA Registry

Video: Rachel Glennerster at OxFID 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016 - Oxford Forum for International Development

Rachel Glennerster delivered a keynote talk about randomized evaluations and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals in education and healthcare.

Flexible microfinance models, for more economic opportunities

Monday, April 11, 2016 - The Daily Star

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.