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New regional climate lab launched at Partnership Development for Climate Adaptation in Arab States conference

Community Jameel, an independent, global organisation advancing science and learning, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa (J-PAL MENA) at the American University in Cairo, have announced plans to launch a new J-PAL air and water lab.

Women in Economics: Eliana La Ferrara on Social Norms and Development

A functioning economy provides people with access to credit, insurance, and, among other things, investment opportunities. But what happens in poor communities where they are landless and have no wealth? Eliana La Ferrara says the social structure within those communities offers the collateral they...

Viewpoint: How a Person's Name Can Prompt Hiring Discrimination

Martin Abel is a behavioral economist who researches discrimination in labor markets. In a study based on a hiring experiment he conducted with another economist, Rulof Burger, they found that participants systematically discriminated against job candidates with names they associated with Black...

Testament to Imbert's many contributions

Congratulations to Prof Clement Imbert on receiving the nation's highest award: the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the spheres of innovation, education, and culture and the arts. Such a prestigious honour is a testament to his exceptional contributions to academia, research and...

Hong Kong Jockey Club’s philanthropy forum brings together global thought leaders to discuss solutions for fairer societies

After a five-year hiatus, the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum, convened by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club), returned for its third edition on September 11 and 12 under the theme Philanthropy for Fairer Societies. At the two-day event in the West Kowloon Cultural District, officiated by...

Bridge Liberia Technical Partner, Explores Outcomes To Increase Quality Of Education In Partnership with Devex at UNGA 78

NewGlobe, the technical partner of Bridge Liberia, is stepping up its efforts to transform education by co-hosting an event on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly that would explore outcomes to help increase the quality of education in low- and middle-income countries. The...

September 2023 Newsletter

J-PAL launches the Air and Water Labs in Egypt, India, and South Africa, celebrates the 10th anniversary of J-PAL Southeast Asia (SEA), and explores access to FAFSA in a new policy insight.

New open data platform to advance robust and comprehensive research in the agricultural sector

The Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative today launched a data portal to share harmonized data from randomized evaluations of agriculture programs.