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September 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - J-PAL

Catch up on evidence from the J-PAL network with a new literature review on education technology and a new policy publication on biometric smartcards.

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What America would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Vox

Vox cites research by J-PAL affiliates on India's employment guarantee program in an article discussing whether the United States should implement a similar policy.

Is it time to rethink how we measure women’s household decision-making power in impact evaluations?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - J-PAL

One of the first rules of thumb you learn about developing survey questions is that they should be specific and time-bound, yet some of the most common survey questions for measuring women’s...

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Smartcards for smarter payments: Improving state capacity in Andhra Pradesh

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - J-PAL

Developing country governments spend millions on anti-poverty programs, yet this money often does not reach the poor. Could electronic payments systems with biometric authentication help solve this...

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Exploring the promise of education technology

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - J-PAL

The rapid growth in use of edtech has outpaced rigorous research on its effectiveness. To help understand how different technologies affect student learning, a new review paper examines evidence...

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Paying former gang members to go to college? This program does — and it seems to be working.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - The Washington Post

J-PAL affiliates are evaluating a program that helps former gang members in Boston prepare for and attend college.

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The benefits of working from home

Friday, August 25, 2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer

The Philippine Daily Inquirer covers J-PAL affiliate Nick Bloom's research on working from home. Read the full article.

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To Stop Violence, A Boston Program Pays Some Participants To Quit Gangs And Go To College

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - WBUR

Read how College Bound, a nonprofit that assists gang members to enroll in college, is partnering with J-PAL to evaluate its impact.