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May 2022 Newsletter

In the May newsletter, we highlight the Economics Transformation Project, the impact of climate change on food security and nutrition, the Humanitarian Initiative Learning Agenda, and the professional journeys of J-PAL alumni.

REC Limited, Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited and J-PAL South Asia enter agreement to evaluate smart metering programme in India’s Jammu region

REC Limited and Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited have partnered with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to test the impact of smart electricity meters on improving consumer payments and electricity delivery in the Jammu region.

April 2022 Newsletter

In the April newsletter, we highlight the launch of the Egypt Impact Lab, a new funding partnership in South Asia, and increasing access to school information in the US.

March 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's March newsletter highlights Evaluating Social Programs; our training partnership with CalData; and the Baby's First Years study.

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...

March 2022 Newsletter

In the March 2022 newsletter, we highlight evidence-informed ideas to improve gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean, a new policy insight from J-PAL's Gender sector that identifies gender-specific barriers to learning, and a new evidence review from J-PAL North America which finds that...

Veddis Foundation and J-PAL South Asia set up ASPIRE to accelerate evidence-based policymaking

New Delhi, India: The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia and Veddis Foundation announced the launch of the Alliance for Scaling Policy Impact through Research and Evidence (ASPIRE) today. ASPIRE aims to spur the adoption of anti-poverty policies rooted in scientific evidence...

Government of Delhi Partners with J-PAL South Asia to Unlock High-Quality Administrative Data for Boosting Social and Economic Growth in India’s Capital

The Government of Delhi’s Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) has partnered with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to systematically leverage high-quality administrative data for implementing policies geared toward stimulating social and economic development in the...