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May 2018 Research Newsletter

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - J-PAL

Learn about new research from J-PAL affiliates, from dispute resolution in Liberia to consulting services in Mexico.

Money for nothing: the truth about universal basic income

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Nature

J-PAL affiliate Tavneet Suri discusses her research on universal basic income with Give Directly in Kenya.

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Unity in cricket: Integrated leagues and caste divisions

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Ideas for India

Research funded by J-PAL's governance initiative studied the impact of mixed-caste cricket teams on caste divisions in India.

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The entertaining way to behavioural change: Fighting HIV with MTV in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - VoxDev

Evidence from J-PAL affiliates' research in Nigeria suggests that TV shows can promote safer sexual practices mainly through learning, rather than social conformity.

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Brookings created a blueprint to help countries around the world radically transform education

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Quartz

Brookings' new book on education innovations discusses an educational technology called Mindspark, which J-PAL affiliates evaluated and found to be effective.

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Hechinger Report

An evaluation by J-PAL affiliate Roland Fryer suggests that having teachers specialize by subject has negative effects on student behavior and performance.

J-PAL boosts refugee education

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Arab News

J-PAL and ReACT are partnering to provide access for selected refugees to the online MicroMasters program in Data, Economics and Development Policy (DEDP).

May 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - J-PAL

J-PAL announces new library of Policy Insights, a partnership to expand access to higher education for refugees, and more.

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