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J-PAL LAC 2023 Year Recap Newsletter

This special newsletter from J-PAL LAC celebrates J-PAL's 20th anniversary by highlighting the research center's most notable achievements in the region in the past year.

Here’s a realistic path to protecting the Amazon rainforest

As trees disappear, the Amazon’s ability to return moisture to the atmosphere declines, leading to less rainfall, higher temperatures and a dry forest. Unless levels of deforestation drop dramatically, this feedback loop could transform over half of the Amazon into savanna within decades.

October 2023 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

The third issue of J-PAL LAC's quarterly newsletter highlights the CLEAR center for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be established at the Catholic University of Chile. Within UC, J-PAL LAC, together with the UC Public Policy Center and Mide UC, will support CLEAR-LAC to ensure its success...

Testament to Imbert's many contributions

Congratulations to Prof Clement Imbert on receiving the nation's highest award: the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the spheres of innovation, education, and culture and the arts. Such a prestigious honour is a testament to his exceptional contributions to academia, research and...

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...

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and J-PAL LAC partner to promote evidence-based decision-making in Guatemala

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab announced their partnership to promote the use and generation of evidence for the design of public policies and social programs in Guatemala.

Salud mental escolar

The op-ed states the importance of discussing public policies in education. It addresses a previous exchange of ideas on the topic and emphasizes the results from a program implemented in Chile to inform policy based on evidence.