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August 2023 Newsletter

J-PAL Africa reflects on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used to reduced crime and violence in schools, while J-PAL North America looks at low cost options to increase court appearances in the US. Read these stories and more through our August 2023 newsletter.

July 2023 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

The second issue of the quarterly newsletter of J-PAL LAC highlights our work promoting government partnerships for meaningful change in Brazil and Mexico. Discover the latest updates on policy-relevant research, initiatives, courses, events, resources, and more—made possible by partners, donors...

July 2023 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's July newsletter features a new policy brief on court nonappearance; new research results on effective legal representation; and an op-ed on summer jobs programs.

July 2023 Newsletter

J-PAL introduces a new cohort of Middle East/North Africa scholars and a new public policy track in the DEDP MicroMasters program. We also shine a spotlight on J-PAL Affiliated Professor, Raquel Bernal, and discuss findings related to improving mental health and low- and middle-income contexts.

How worker investments can fuel productivity in India’s manufacturing sector

In the second article in the Ideas@IPF2023 series, Adhvaryu et al. synthesise some facts on India’s declining manufacturing productivity and variations across states and industries. They examine existing literature on investments in four key areas with the potential to increase worker productivity –...

WFP and MIT's Poverty Action Lab join forces to develop innovative solutions to food security, nutrition, and resilience challenges

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop innovative solutions that help build a more resilient and food secure future for...

Bridge International Academies highlights the importance of educating girls this World Population Day

Bridge International Academies is drawing attention to the urgency of educating African girls this World Population Day (11th July) - the first time Sub-Saharan Africa will have the largest population of children on the planet.

Opinion: How to revitalize summers for teens and young adults

Now, many local governments, bolstered by funding from the American Rescue Plan, are making new investments in summer jobs programs. If those resources are spent effectively, cities and counties could revitalize summers to provide young people — particularly from low-income and marginalized...