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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...

Nobel laureate, government join hands to fight poverty

Esther Duflo, J-PAL affiliate and co-founder, meets with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh state government in India to discuss opportunities for collaboration on projects striving to achieve shared goals of poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and social welfare.

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.

Racism undermines the health of Black Americans. This physician-economist is looking for solutions.

J-PAL affiliate Marcella Aslan discusses findings from her research about systemic racism in healthcare, including her 2019 study which found that Black men were more likely to select preventive services after meeting with a racially concordant doctor, her receipt of the MacArthur genius grant, and...