Browse news articles about J-PAL and our affiliated professors, and read our press releases and monthly global and research newsletters. For media inquiries, please email us.

May 2024 Newsletter

J-PAL and MIT offer new Public Policy Master’s track, Celebrating Earth Day 2024, and highlighting J-PAL Scholars.

J-PAL and MIT’s Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Design of Policy program adds a Public Policy Track

This expansion adds a new Public Policy Track to complement the existing International Development Track, opening up new avenues for student learning and research. Designed to tackle poverty alleviation and other pressing policy challenges in the United States and other high-income countries, the...

Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development officially approves integration of the Egypt Impact Evaluation Lab into the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Dr. Hala El Said, Egypt's Minister of Planning and Economic Development, has officially approved the integration of the Egypt Impact Lab (EIL) into the organizational structure of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development to support evidence-based policies and interventions...

April 2024 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's April newsletter features our research partnerships in Puerto Rico and new research results on medical debt relief.

April 2024 J-PAL LAC Quarterly Newsletter

This issue of J-PAL LAC's quarterly newsletter welcomes co-scientific director Jeanne Lafortune. It also presents interesting advances in government partnerships for the region, with events related to the Chilean and the Argentinian governments. Discover the latest updates on policy-relevant...

April 2024 Newsletter

In the April 2024 newsletter, read about launching the Cape Town Water, Air, and Energy Lab, a new Policy Insight on preventing crime and violence, and lessons from the Nobel Symposium.

March 2024 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's March Newsletter features reflections on our recent work and upcoming plans to advance rigorous research on racial equity, including our seven-part blog series on how research plays a critical role in identifying systems and policies that further racial equity.

Generating evidence for educational outcomes in Puerto Rico through collaborative partnerships

The Second International Symposium on Research and Impact in Education highlighted the value of research-practice partnerships in building and using evidence to inform education policy.