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How social norms hold women back: A look at recent evidence

In light of India’s low female labour force participation rate, as a follow up to International Women’s Day, I4I Deputy Managing Editor Nikita Mujumdar highlights a selection of economic research on social and household norms in India which have held women back from taking up higher education and...

Ministry of Rural Development Partners with J-PAL South Asia as it Expands 'Samaveshi Aajeevika' Across India

The Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has brought the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia at IFMR on board as a knowledge partner on ‘Samaveshi Aajeevika’, a comprehensive livelihoods programme designed to put rural women on the path to self-sufficiency...

March 2024 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's March Newsletter features reflections on our recent work and upcoming plans to advance rigorous research on racial equity, including our seven-part blog series on how research plays a critical role in identifying systems and policies that further racial equity.

City’s WAE Lab targets clean air, water and energy solutions

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with J-PAL Africa and Community Jameel, launched the Water, Air and Energy (WAE) Lab, a collaboration aimed at generating evidence-based solutions to improve clean air, water and reliable energy for Capetonians.

Empowering adolescents to transform schools: Lessons from behavioural targeting

This column reports on a programme targeting ‘challenging’ students at disadvantaged middle schools in Turkey, in which senior students were tasked with delivering the curriculum to junior students.

How to support entrepreneurship in low- and middle-income countries

More than half of the global workforce is self-employed. Recognizing the need to support these workers, policymakers and development institutions spend over $1 billion annually on training existing and potential microentrepreneurs.

New Water, Air, and Energy Lab to improve access for Capetonians

In a positive move towards sustainable urban development, Cape Town has unveiled its latest initiative, the Water, Air, and Energy (WAE) Lab, aimed at addressing critical environmental challenges and improving access to essential resources for its residents.

UCT hosts Nobel Laureate for lecture on universal basic income in the developing world

On 13 March, the University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomed Nobel Laureate Professor Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, an expert in development economics, for an open lecture on the potential transformative effects of universal basic income in the developing world.