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Empowering Smaller Farms With Global Connections To Trade

Forbes discusses a study by J-PAL affiliates David Atkin, Adam Osman, and Amit Khandelwal which found higher profits among Egyptian rug manufacturers who had access to foreign markets.

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...

J-PAL joins new partnership for data-driven early response to hunger

Leading research and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to create the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action. By harnessing data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities, the Jameel Observatory will help tackle...

Partnership for data-driven early response to hunger launched

Africanews writes about J-PAL's joint efforts with Community Jameel and other groups to advance evidence-based policy to mitigate the effects of climate change on livestock farming communities.

Gov’t Kicks-Off A Three-Day Deworming Exercise

Kenya News Agency reports on a deworming program being implemented in Kenyan schools, referencing findings by J-PAL affiliates Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer of long-term labor market benefits to deworming.

Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet

Nature reports on J-PAL Affiliate Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak's randomized evaluation in Bangladesh, which found high effectiveness of surgical masks in preventing Covid-19 spread, but lower effectiveness of cloth masks.

What Research Says About the Best Way to Spend Money Now to Solve Homelessness Long-Term

Rohit Naimpally and Laina Sonterblum from J-PAL North America write about the evidence from randomized evaluations on countering homelessness and housing instability in the United States.