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J-PAL and Community Jameel launch Air and Water Labs in Egypt, India, and South Africa

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) will launch the Air and Water Labs, with support from Community Jameel, to generate evidence-based solutions aimed at increasing access to clean air and water. Led by J-PAL’s Africa, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and South Asia regional...

Young researchers pursue Nobel Prize-winning approach to alleviating poverty in Middle East and North Africa with support from new fellowship

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa at the American University in Cairo announced the first cohort of the MENA Scholars Fellowship following a highly competitive application process after the fellowship’s launch in November 2022. The MENA Scholars Fellowship will...

MIT’s Flagship Project To Pilot In Bangladesh And Sudan

An international project to build community resilience to the effects of climate change, launched by Community Jameel and a research team at MIT, has been recognized as an innovation sprint at the 2023 summit of the United States’ and United Arab Emirates’ Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate...

More efforts required from private sector to enhance climate action

According to Esther Duflo, the greatest responsibility for climate change is on the shoulders of developed and rich countries where The richest 10 percent of people produce half of the world's emissions.

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.

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.