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Opinion: Want to fix America’s maternal health crisis? Here’s where to start.

The Editorial Board writes calls for federal, state, and local institutions to start thinking creatively about how to better serve mothers. Features J-PAL affiliated researcher Jessica Cohen (Harvard University) and J-PAL supported research from affiliated researcher Margaret McConnell (Harvard...

Facilitating risk-sharing through self-help groups in Bihar

While the self-help group (SHG) programme in Bihar has improved access to low-cost credit for women, this article evaluates whether it improves risk-sharing by examining differences in village-level variance of consumption growth. It finds that improvements in risk-sharing occurred only in blocks...

It’s time for corporates to move from additive to strategic philanthropy, says Karthik Muralidharan

Muralidharan spoke about educational policies and utilizing empirical methods to assess the efficacy of interventions.

August 2023 Newsletter

J-PAL Africa reflects on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used to reduced crime and violence in schools, while J-PAL North America looks at low cost options to increase court appearances in the US. Read these stories and more through our August 2023 newsletter.

July 2023 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

The second issue of the quarterly newsletter of J-PAL LAC highlights our work promoting government partnerships for meaningful change in Brazil and Mexico. Discover the latest updates on policy-relevant research, initiatives, courses, events, resources, and more—made possible by partners, donors...

July 2023 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's July newsletter features a new policy brief on court nonappearance; new research results on effective legal representation; and an op-ed on summer jobs programs.

July 2023 Newsletter

J-PAL introduces a new cohort of Middle East/North Africa scholars and a new public policy track in the DEDP MicroMasters program. We also shine a spotlight on J-PAL Affiliated Professor, Raquel Bernal, and discuss findings related to improving mental health and low- and middle-income contexts.

How worker investments can fuel productivity in India’s manufacturing sector

In the second article in the Ideas@IPF2023 series, Adhvaryu et al. synthesise some facts on India’s declining manufacturing productivity and variations across states and industries. They examine existing literature on investments in four key areas with the potential to increase worker productivity –...