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April 2023 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

New J-PAL LAC quarterly newsletter in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. We hope that this newsletter offers you helpful resources for improving lives through evidence in Latin America and the Caribbean!

Reactivación educativa en Chile [Opinión]

Desde la independencia de la academia nos ponemos a disposición del Gobierno y la sociedad para colaborar compartiendo la mejor evidencia disponible para reactivar la educación y mejorar la salud mental dentro de las comunidades educativas.

J-PAL expands evidence-to-policy government partnerships to fight poverty worldwide in collaboration with Community Jameel, Co-Impact

In August, we announced a significant expansion of our efforts to forge evidence-to-policy partnerships with innovative-minded governments seeking to use rigorous research to inform their social policies and programs.

These experiments could lift millions out of dire poverty

Nature discusses how the findings of randomized control trials, such as those led by J-PAL executive committee member Dean Karlan, are being used by governments to reduce poverty.

Decidiendo para un futuro mejor: haciendo frente al terremoto educativo desde las escuelas y liceos

Independientemente de lo que suceda con las nuevas variantes de Covid-19 nuestras niñas y niños pasaron un tiempo prolongado en que el proceso educativo se interrumpió de modo sustantivo. A pesar de los esfuerzos tenaces de las comunidades educativas y familias, existe evidencia de que las...

Closing the COVID Trust Deficit

Pascaline Dupas, Joseph Doyle, and Karen Macours write about the emerging body of evidence that holds important lessons for overcoming Covid-19 information constraints, combating misinformation, and building trust in health systems. These insights may also help to improve delivery and increase...

A Better Education for All During—and After—the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and its partners shows how to help children learn amid erratic access to schools during a pandemic, and how those solutions may make progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring a quality education for all by 2030.