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Young men playing cricket

Cricket can help bridge India's caste divisions, researchers find

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - The National

Research funded by J-PAL's Governance Initiative found that playing cricket with teammates from different castes reduced discrimination.

Iqbal Dhaliwal presenting

From instincts to evidence: a policymaking journey

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - LiveMint

J-PAL Deputy Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal reflects on landmark evaluations and partnerships over J-PAL South Asia's ten year history.

Tavneet Suri presenting

The philanthropy data gap: measuring what matters

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Financial Times

J-PAL affiliate Tavneet Suri discusses how randomized evaluations can help philantrhopists use their money most effectively.

Women working in India

Modifying MGNREGA can alleviate India’s farming crisis

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Hindustan Times

J-PAL South Asia Research Associate Shreoshee Mukherjee discusses the need for research to inform changes to India's work program, NREGS.

Release: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT teams up with Egyptian organizations for Cairo event

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL),...

Hands shaking in front of government building

A Real Opportunity for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Governing

In an op-ed in Governing Magazine, Executive Director Mary Ann Bates discusses how a new bill before Congress might create opportunities for governments at every level to learn about which social...

A teacher meets with a student

USAID Announces $18.4 Million in Support of Cutting Edge Innovations

Monday, November 13, 2017 - USAID

USAID's Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program announced funding for J-PAL Africa, Pratham, and UNICEF/Zambia to work with the Zambian Ministry of General Education in a nationwide rollout of...

Playing a cricket match

Cricket can bridge caste gap, says MIT study

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Hindustan Times

Research funded by J-PAL's Governance Initiative finds that playing cricket with teammates from different castes leads to more cross-caste friendships and less caste-based discrimination.