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September 2022 Newsletter

The September 2022 J-PAL Newsletter celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters program, and featured a blog on mitigating learning loss and upcoming events.

August 2022 Newsletter

In our August 2022 Newsletter, we feature new policy insights on taxpayer compliance, a recap of a seminar held by the Morocco Employment Lab, and upcoming MicroMasters training.

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.

Government of Odisha partners with Breakthrough and J-PAL South Asia to introduce gender equity program in 23,000 government schools in the state

The Government of Odisha’s Department of School and Mass Education today announced its partnership with Breakthrough and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to integrate a gender equity curriculum into the syllabus for students across government schools in the state.

July 2022 Newsletter

In the July newsletter, we discuss how to use J-PAL's Dataverse, the lessons that can be learned from a math achievement program in Puerto Rico, and feature an affiliate spotlight of Sandip Sukhtankar.

Randomized controlled trial finds women’s help desks in local police stations in India increased registration of cases of gender-based violence; scale-up in progress

A randomized control trial by J-PAL affiliate Sandip Sukhtankar and co-authors Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner and Akshay Mangla found that police help desks that were staffed by women registered more domestic incidence reports than those without. The findings are significant given the high rates of gender...

June 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's June 2022 newsletter features ongoing collaboration with the Puerto Rico Department of Education, replication data from the Health Care Hotpotting evaluation and lessons learned for sharing replication data, and a spotlight on former executive director Mary Ann Bates.

June 2022 Newsletter

In the June newsletter, we highlight our new blog series on social programs in Africa, the one-year anniversary of JOI Brazil, and some exciting upcoming events in July.