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Pact on emissions trading inked

To address the problem of growing industrial air pollution in Punjab, the Departments of Industries and Commerce and Science, Technology & Environment has announced a partnership with J-PAL's South Asia office and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) to launch the...

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...

May 2021 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's May newsletter features research on scaling and replicating summer jobs programs, a blog post on a research-practice partnership that seeks to improve education in Puerto Rico, and our new webpage on K-12 tutoring.

The Disastrous Neglect of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Randomized evaluations have shown that treating Neglected Tropical Diseases in low-income countries is key to reducing poverty. However, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, government efforts to combat NTDs have been falling short.

Evidence from the AEA RCT Registry on new research during Covid-19: Guest post by Jack Cavanagh, Maya Duru, Sabhya Gupta, Sarah Kopper, and Keesler Welch

J-PAL affiliates break down the changes in the composition of new research submitted to the AEA RCT Registry since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 2021 Newsletter

Read about what J-PAL is doing to improve diversity and equity in our workplace and in the field of economics, how J-PAL alumni are working in governments to promote evidence-informed policymaking, ways to address poverty alleviation relating to climate change, and more in the May 2021 Newsletter.

Jobless Benefits Don’t Make People ‘Lazy,’ Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo Says

In an interview with the New York Times, J-PAL co-founder and Nobel laureate Esther Duflo explains that the desire to do meaningful work and be respected for it is more dominant than financial incentives.

Tackling gender equality early: Adolescents are very responsive to normalisation of progressive attitudes in schools

A J-PAL affiliated evaluation in India found that educating young adolescents on gender identity and equality led to children developing more progressive views on gender equity and women's education and employment. Now, the government of Punjab is introducing a gender sensitization program in public...