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Global Evidence on Digital Financial Services and Savings Groups: Impact on Women’s Empowerment Seminar

Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, the National Council for Women, UN Women Egypt, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa (J-PAL MENA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) organized a seminar on 9 June 2022 with the participation of the...

Islamic Development Bank, Community Jameel, and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab ready to join forces on embedding evidence-based policy labs with governments

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Community Jameel and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) announced that they are ready to join forces on a comprehensive cooperation programme with the aim of embedding evidence-based policy labs within governments.

UNICEF Egypt holds seminar on early childhood development

Egypt Today discusses a webinar co-hosted by UNICEF and J-PAL Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to promote evidence on early childhood development. J-PAL Affiliate and Health Sector Co-Chair Karen Macours, as well as J-PAL MENA Executive Director Alison Fahey, presented at the event.

J-PAL launches the Egypt Impact Lab to improve lives through evidence-informed policymaking

J-PAL MENA and Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development launch the Egypt Impact Lab, which will connect academics with government partners to rigorously evaluate the impact of promising and innovative government programs. Results will inform decisions to scale up the most effective...

The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and J-PAL MENA at AUC launch the Egypt Impact Lab to strengthen evidence-informed policy and improve development outcomes in Egypt

J-PAL MENA at AUC, represented by Dr. Ahmed S. Dallal, and the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, represented by H.E. Hala El Said, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday March 17, 2022 to launch the Egypt Impact Lab to strengthen evidence-informed policy and improve...

Empowering Smaller Farms With Global Connections To Trade

Forbes discusses a study by J-PAL affiliates David Atkin, Adam Osman, and Amit Khandelwal which found higher profits among Egyptian rug manufacturers who had access to foreign markets.

Nasser Social Bank signs a memorandum of understanding with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa

The Nasser Social Bank and J-PAL MENA signed a memorandum of understanding at the American University in Cairo to design and implement impact evaluations and advance evidence-informed decision making. Full article in Arabic.

Poverty Pioneers

Alison Fahey and Adam Osman from J-PAL MENA share their thoughts on the role of philanthropy in building a culture of evidence use. The interview with Philanthropy Age covers the motivation behind launching J-PAL, J-PAL's approach to generating and using evidence, as well as pathways from research...