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Map of the world with dots for evaluations related to gender

March 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - J-PAL

J-PAL celebrates International Women's Day by showcasing the evidence on women's empowerment and poverty reduction, including evaluations on family planning in Burkina Faso, female labor force...

Research Center Works To Prove And Improve Impact Of Social Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Forbes

Forbes features J-PAL North America's Executive Director, Quentin Palfrey and how J-PAL's work proves and imrpoves the impact of social entrepreuners. A lawyer by training, Palfrey thinks about...

Chicago Leaders Use Cognitive Behavorial Therapy To Combat Violent Crime

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - NPR

A few years ago, the Becoming A Man (BAM) program caught the attention of Jens Ludwig and Harold Pollack, two researchers at the University of Chicago. They were studying the roots of violent crime...

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5 Strategies for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Monday, February 27, 2017 - Governing Magazine

J-PAL North America Executive Director Quentin Palfrey lays out five concrete steps that state and local policymakers can take to ensure that taxpayer money is being used in the most effective ways...

Early insights from the first field test of universal basic income

Monday, February 27, 2017 - Devex

J-PAL Affiliate Paul Niehaus (University of California, Berkeley) weighs in on a pilot program in Kenya that is among the first field tests of universal basic income — the idea of providing everyone...

Education Failure, Leading Reason For UP Job Woes, Isn’t An Election Issue

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - India Spend

Spend India features the findings of a J-PAL randomized controlled trial in India that engaged communities in education. Interventions that involve beneficiaries in improving public services have...

Esther has a plan to change the world (Italian)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - D'attualità

Italian magazine D'attualità featured a profile of J-PAL Director Esther Duflo and her groundbreaking work in economics.

Toppling Energy Illusions

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - MIT Technology Review

The MIT Technology Review features J-PAL affiliate Catherine Wolfram and her work on energy markets.