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November 2021 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's November newsletter features the office's GivingTuesday campaign to alleviate poverty through an evidence-based approach to the American Rescue Plan; a new blog post featuring RIP Medical Debt's ongoing evaluation to assess its model for buying and relieving medical debt; and a...

J-PAL North America announces appointment of Laura Feeney and Vincent Quan as new Co-Executive Directors

J-PAL North America announces that Laura Feeney and Vincent Quan, who previously led the center’s research, training, and policy teams, are now serving as the new co-executive directors of the organization.

November 2021 Newsletter

In the November 2021 Newsletter, we highlight ideas around how climate finance can support evidence generation, three key lessons on informing policy with evidence in Africa, and evidence for medical debt relief.

eGov Foundation partners with J-PAL South Asia to improve government service delivery in India through effective use of technology and data

eGovernments Foundation (eGov) is partnering with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab South Asia (J-PAL South Asia) to conduct research on improving public service delivery across Indian states through effective use of digital technology and data.

October 2021 South Asia Newsletter

In October 2021, J-PAL South Asia's quarterly newsletter focuses on how to get more people vaccinated and ways to combat urban diabetes.

October 2021 Newsletter

In the October 2021 Newsletter, we examine changes in philanthropic priorities during the pandemic, celebrate our second cohort of graduates from the joint J-PAL/MIT master's program, and highlight a new blog series for J-PAL Southeast Asia on empowering women through digital financial services.

September 2021 Newsletter

In the September 2021 Newsletter, we highlight studies regarding various strategies to combat Covid-19, an introduction to some of our new affiliates, and takeaways from the IPCC's report on climate change.

REC Limited and J-PAL South Asia enter data-sharing agreement to improve power distribution and service delivery in India

REC Limited (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited), a public infrastructure finance company under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, and J-PAL South Asia are partnering to create an annual, data-based assessment of 79 public and private power distribution companies across the...