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A new study debunks one of the biggest arguments against basic income

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Vox

Vox covers a randomized evaluation which found that providing food aid caused food prices to drop in many rural villages in Mexico.

Women in saris

Empowering Girls

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Project Syndicate

This opinion piece cites evidence from J-PAL affiliates on providing incentives to delay child marriage in Bangladesh.

September 2017 Research Newsletter

Monday, September 18, 2017 - J-PAL

Read up on the latest research from J-PAL affiliates on topics from public-private partnerships for education to rainfall index insurance.

Police officers sit in front of station

MIT researchers zero in on Sushma Swaraj's Vidisha

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - The Indian Express

J-PAL affiliates plan to pilot an evaluation of interventions to improve police efficiency in the Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh.

Students collaborate on laptop

Study of Education Technology Finds Mixed Results

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - THE Journal

THE Journal summarizes findings for J-PAL affiliate and staff co-authored literature review of education technology.

Students collaborate on laptop

Texting, Personalization, Free Computers for All: New Report Tells Where Ed Tech Works — and Fails

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - The 74 Million

J-PAL affiliate Phil Oreopoulos discusses his co-authored literature review of education technology interventions with education news site The 74 Million.

People at MPESA stand in rural area

An Experiment Gives Cash Aid To The Poor. Is That Ethical?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - NPR

NPR discusses the ethics of J-PAL affiliates' randomized evaluation of unconditional cash transfers in Kenya.

Release: J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster Appointed Chief Economist at UK Department for International Development

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) announced today that Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), has been appointed Chief...