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Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise.

Monday, August 6, 2018 - The New York Times

A blog post on The New York Times' "The Upshot" explains why randomized controlled trials, despite their flaws, remain a powerful tool.

We Can’t Measure Women’s Empowerment the Same Way Everywhere—But Should We Try?

Friday, July 27, 2018 - Center for Global Development

Pamela Jakiela, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, reflects on J-PAL’s Practical Guide to Measuring Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in Impact Evaluations.

How To Find Out If 'Women's Empowerment' Programs Really Empower Women

Friday, July 27, 2018 - NPR

NPR discusses Rachel Glennerster and J-PAL's new guide to empowering women.

A new way to measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - MIT News

MIT News discussing the new guide developed by J-PAL aims to improve women’s and girls’ empowerment worldwide and reduce bias and other gender-based inequalities.

MIT’s Hybrid MicroMaster’s Program Reports Early Success

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - eLearningInside news

eLearningInside News dicusses reports of early success among participants of J-PAL and MITx's blended learning program MicroMasters.

A Goldilocks Framework for Attracting Funding

Monday, July 16, 2018 - INSEAD Knowledge

J-PAL Affiliate Dean Karlan discusses The Goldilocks Challenge with Dr. Pushan Dutt, INSEAD Professor of Economics and Political Science.

July 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - J-PAL

Explore new research resources on measuring women's and girls' empowerment and understanding statistical power, get to know affiliate Adam Osman's work in MENA, and more.

Man picking rice

How Postcards Solved The Problem Of Disappearing Rice

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - NPR

NPR covers J-PAL affiliates' research on improving delivery of subsidized rice to poor households in Indonesia.