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Express Conversations: Ep 30: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

In this podcast episode, J-PAL affiliates and co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss an array of important topics including rising inequality, the economic impact of automation, and fostering trust in economists.

Want to Get Girls to School in Sub-Saharan Africa? Tackle Poverty

J-PAL Africa staff Alessia Mortara, Primrose Adjepong and Onyinye Oguntoye argue that poverty remains a key barrier to school enrolment for girls, especially following the economic disruptions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. They recommend a series of carefully designed social protection...

Making Medicare, Medicaid innovation tests voluntary undermines evaluation opportunities

Jesse Gubb discusses the importance of randomized evaluations to identify and scale up innovative Medicaid and Medicare payment models.

REC Limited, Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited and J-PAL South Asia enter agreement to evaluate smart metering programme in India’s Jammu region

REC Limited and Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited have partnered with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to test the impact of smart electricity meters on improving consumer payments and electricity delivery in the Jammu region.

April 2022 Newsletter

In the April newsletter, we highlight the launch of the Egypt Impact Lab, a new funding partnership in South Asia, and increasing access to school information in the US.

J-PAL launches the Egypt Impact Lab to improve lives through evidence-informed policymaking

J-PAL MENA and Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development launch the Egypt Impact Lab, which will connect academics with government partners to rigorously evaluate the impact of promising and innovative government programs. Results will inform decisions to scale up the most effective...

Time to take special care of children who lagged behind due to Covid: Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee, J-PAL affiliate and co-founder, details the numerous considerations involved in post-pandemic education policy. These include identifying the education level of each student, encouraging children who have been out of school for some time to return without fear of humiliation, and...

Seasonal poverty drives rural migration

J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak delivers a lecture about innovations to address seasonal poverty and resultant internal migration at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in Dhaka.