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September 2021 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's September Newsletter features an update on our work to scale-up evidence-based tutoring; an op-ed from J-PAL affiliate James Sullivan on wraparound support services for community college students; and an op-ed from J-PAL staff on how to leverage evidence to reduce homelessness.

As Community College Students Return to Class, Let's Help Them Graduate

J-PAL affiliate James Sullivan argues for greater investment in programs that increase community college completion and attention based on evidence from randomized evaluations.

These Nobel Prize-winning economists explain why direct cash transfers are so vital to fighting poverty

J-PAL co-founders and Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee discuss the benefits of universal basic income and direct cash transfers at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.

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...

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.

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...