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Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee presents ‘Good economics for hard times’

In an online lecture co-hosted by J-PAL Africa, J-PAL director and co-founder Abhijit Banerjee introduces his most recent book, 'Good Economics for Hard Times'.

Can doubling down on basic skills rescue left-behind children?

Many educators want more focus on literacy and numeracy. The Financial Times features Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) as a strategy in the debates around improving education.

April 2021 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's April newsletter highlights our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage and two upcoming events, the [email protected] virtual convening and the Evaluation Social Programs executive education course.

A Breath of Fresh Air

J-PAL affiliated professor Nicholas Ryan, along with J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI), are working with environmental regulators in Gujarat to measure the impact of cap-and-trade emission reduction strategies in India.

How politics is shaping Biden’s infrastructure proposal

The White House makes compromises in the implementation of their new climate-focused infrastructure policy, reflecting how political pragmatism is shaping the new administration’s governing style. While the White House's infrastructure plan is politically popular, they may have to sacrifice cost...

April 2021 Newsletter

J-PAL and MIT Economics look into potential barriers to higher education in the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy as they welcome the second cohort of DEDP master's students to campus. Read about this, ways to address Covid-19 learning gaps, using evidence to promote...

Nasser Social Bank signs a memorandum of understanding with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa

The Nasser Social Bank and J-PAL MENA signed a memorandum of understanding at the American University in Cairo to design and implement impact evaluations and advance evidence-informed decision making. Full article in Arabic.

How to Stop the Poverty Pandemic

Experience shows that innovative and evidence-based approaches, when executed well, can dent poverty. With the Covid-19 pandemic threatening to reverse hard-won global gains, the need for policy-relevant research, and for scaling effective solutions, has never been more urgent.