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Improving last mile delivery of public services by leveraging digitized data

In order to ensure data reliability, a measure adopted during large-scale surveys is independent quality audits, or back checks. These are undertaken by persons independent of the survey team, who revisit a subset of respondents within a few days of the original survey to re-administer small...

J-PAL North America launches MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research to Improve Health Care for the Aging

Center will work with affiliated researchers to test low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health-care delivery and health outcomes for aging adults in the United States.

September 2020 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's September newsletter announces a webinar series on charting the next decade of evidence generation in state and local governments, the new Mobility From Poverty Learning Agenda, and a new evidence review on tutoring.

How a basic income experiment helped these Kenyans weather the Covid-19 crisis

People getting a UBI were less likely to go hungry as Kenya shut down.

DigiFI Africa: A pillar of the G7 Partnership for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

J-PAL Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI Africa) is honored to be one of the pillars of the G7 Partnership for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa. Through DigiFI, J-PAL Africa will support gender-specific research to ensure digital innovations promote the...

J-PAL North America launches research initiative to focus on Covid-19 recovery

The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Diverse international cohort first to earn MIT master's degrees in data, economics, and development policy

Twenty-two students from 14 countries take an evidence-based approach to affecting global change.

How tutoring programs can combat the “Covid-19 slide”

Summarizing results from 96 randomized evaluations, new J-PAL North America publication highlights the sizable impact tutoring programs can have on student learning.