Tuesday, August 8, 2017
J-PAL Senior Policy Manager Alison Fahey summarizes evidence from randomized evaluations on cash transfers that can help inform the debate on universal basic income.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Dive into J-PAL affiliates' research in education in this issue of the newsletter. Read up on the research on school enrollment and attendance, and more.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
A new paper in Science by J-PAL affiliates suggests that paying villagers in Uganda to not cut down their trees just over halved the deforestation rate.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Read new working papers from J-PAL affiliates on grain storage in Kenya, cash versus in-kind transfers in Mexico, and more.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - J-PAL
A growing body of evidence, including a number of evaluations by several J-PAL affiliates, shows that summer employment programs can lower violent crime rates among youth.
Building on over a decade of rigorous research around the world and two years of iterative learning in Zambia, the Ministry of General Education will scale up a program called Catch Up to...
Monday, August 7, 2017 - NPR
NPR profiles two families in Kenya who receive cash transfers from GiveDirectly. J-PAL affiliates plan to implement a randomized evaluation of this program.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Forbes
Michael Greenstone discusses his research from Bihar, India, which found low demand for solar power.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - The Hechinger Report
In this opinion piece, J-PAL staff Julia Chabrier, researcher Sarah Cohodes, and J-PAL affiliate Philip Oreopoulos summarize the evidence from randomized evaluations of charter schools in the US.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - New York Magazine
New York Magazine cites J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom's research which found that a Chinese travel agency was able to reduce its turnover rate from by allowing employees to work from home up to four...
Friday, July 28, 2017 - Global Dispatches
On this podcast, J-PAL affiliate Chris Blattman discusses his research on the impact of factory jobs on employees in Ethiopia.
Friday, July 28, 2017 - The Guardian
The Guardian covers J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran's randomized evaluation of payments for ecosystem services in Uganda.