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Why Evidence Should Be a Priority in Pandemic Recovery

J-PAL North America's Rohit Naimpally writes about the opportunity to leverage evidence-based approaches to address long-term systemic challenges in state and local governments.

Duflo offers pathways to a better future, lessons from COVID-19 crisis

J-PAL co-founder and Nobel laureate Esther Duflo shares how Covid-19 pandemic recovery efforts can be used to forge a shared destiny between rich and poor countries if rich countries can commit to vaccine provision and social protection.

COVID pushed men into informal labour, women out of workforce: study

A survey of young, semi-skilled migrants from rural Bihar and Jharkhand by J-PAL affiliates and researchers from the University of Warwick shows that the Covid-19 lockdowns in India led to women dropping out of the labor force and men working more informal jobs.

Study: Effective campaign, free distribution can triple mask usage

Reiterating public health experts’ opinions, a study co-authored by J-PAL affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak has revealed that a combination of effective campaigning and making the mask available can increase the usage of facemasks.

June 2021 Newsletter

In the June 2021 Newsletter, we highlight the Jobs and Opportunity Initiative expanding to Brazil, how commitment savings products can help individuals experiencing poverty reach their savings goals, and new trends in randomized evaluations during Covid‑19.

Punjab inks pact to launch emissions trading

In partnership with J-PAL and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, the Punjab government is developing an emissions trading scheme to reduce pollution in the state.

Research from Europe Points to Online Tutoring as a Potent Weapon Against Learning Loss

Research conducted by J-PAL affiliates in light of the Covid-19 pandemic suggests that participating in online tutoring programs yields academic and mental health benefits for students.

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis

J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo write that rich countries' willingness to follow through on their promises to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries and drastically reduce global vaccine inequity will test whether rich countries can be trusted to tackle global climate...