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U2’s Bono throws star power behind impact investing

Friday, January 25, 2019 - On Wall Street

J-PAL is partnering with Y Analytics, a new analytics company launched by Bono and TPG Growth with the aim of broadening the financial industry’s commitment to sustainable development.

Pratham non-profit among one of the largest in India, which is supported by Pratham USA, works on education intervention. (Photo:

Pratham and other organizations selected for $80 million Africa project grant

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - News India Times

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa, a joint venture between Pratham and J-PAL, has been named one of five recipients of an $80 million commitment from the global philanthropic collaborative Co...

Chicago Booth Review

How to improve school-choice systems

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Chicago Booth Review

A study by J-PAL affiliate Christopher Neilson looks at the algorithms used in school admissions systems.

Photo by: Catherine Cheney / Devex

How big grants can pave the way to more investment

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Devex

Devex explores how large preparatory grants can act as a catalyst to help programs like Teaching at the Right Level Africa develop a plan for larger and longer-term investments.

Release: J-PAL and Pratham awarded philanthropic funding toward education systems change: New Teaching at the Right Level Africa initiative to support over three million primary school students with evidence-backed approach

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Teaching at the Right Level initiative to support over three million primary school students in Africa with evidence-backed approach.

Given an out, people still fall back into debt

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Chicago Booth Review

Research conducted by J-PAL affiliates finds that keeping people out of debt traps isn’t as simple as paying off their loans.

Children and teacher in a classroom. | Photo: Shutterstock

J-PAL North America calls for proposals from education leaders

Monday, January 14, 2019 - MIT News

J-PAL North America aims to support leaders in rigorously evaluating promising uses of education technology and innovative educational practices.


Improving agricultural extension and information services in the developing world

Friday, January 11, 2019 - VoxDev

Research shows that information services can substantially increase the productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers as long as certain criteria are met.