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UCT hosts Nobel Laureate for lecture on universal basic income in the developing world

On 13 March, the University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomed Nobel Laureate Professor Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, an expert in development economics, for an open lecture on the potential transformative effects of universal basic income in the developing world.

J-PAL Africa, the City of Cape Town, and Community Jameel launch new Water, Air, and Energy Lab

The lab will partner local policymakers and researchers to generate evidence-based solutions aimed at improving access to clean air, water, and reliable energy for Capetonians.

Academic from the UC Institute of Economics presents at the JPAL-LAC international seminar on school tutoring

The Instituto de Economía UC spotlights the J-PAL affiliate Michela Carlana (Harvard) and J-PAL LAC co-scientific director Francisco Gallego's participation in an international education seminar in Chile. They shared their experience with school tutoring. The seminar reflected on school tutoring as...

Ministry of Rural Development partners with J-PAL South Asia as it expands ‘Samaveshi Aajeevika’ across India

The Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has brought the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia at IFMR on board as a knowledge partner on ‘Samaveshi Aajeevika’, a comprehensive livelihoods programme designed to put rural women on the path to self-sufficiency...

National and international evidence on school tutoring to close educational gaps

The UC Public Policy Center summarizes the international seminar on education "Closing educational gaps from UC: the experience of school tutoring" (Cerrando brechas educativas desde la UC: la experiencia de las tutorías escolares). J-PAL affiliated Michela Carlana and J-PAL LAC co-scientific...

MoRD inks pact with J-PAL, South Asia for driving women-led development

The agreement signed between Additional Secretary, MoRD, Charanjit Singh and Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia Shobhini Mukerji, is aimed at bringing the rural poor women on the path to self-sufficiency. Also, technical assistance will be provided in the implementation of development under...

Nobel in Africa takes stock of development economics

Two years ago, the first-ever Nobel symposium outside of Scandinavia was hosted at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, a feat that was repeated last year and again in the past week.

March 2024 Newsletter

Evidence for corporate impact and sustainability, life skills programs to empower girls, and what not to do to fight poverty