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March 2022 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's March newsletter highlights Evaluating Social Programs; our training partnership with CalData; and the Baby's First Years study.

Abhijit V Banerjee, Nobel Prize economist and now a cookbook writer, opens up on all things food and economy

Abhijit Banerjee, J-PAL affiliate and co-founder, discusses food security and welfare in India, writing, having a seat at the table, and collaborating with governments by sharing skills and expertise.

How AI helped deliver cash aid to many of the poorest people in Togo

In new research, J-PAL affiliate Joshua Blumenstock and his collaborators find that governments and humanitarian groups can use machine learning algorithms and mobile phone data to get aid to those who need it most during a humanitarian crisis.

TN sets up permission matrix in data policy as national rulebook gets drafted

J-PAL South Asia collaborated with IIT Madras and Tamil Nadu's state government to develop a data policy that delineates guidelines for researchers, policy consultants, private companies, and the public, clarifying the state’s stance on data.

The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and J-PAL MENA at AUC launch the Egypt Impact Lab to strengthen evidence-informed policy and improve development outcomes in Egypt

J-PAL MENA at AUC, represented by Dr. Ahmed S. Dallal, and the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, represented by H.E. Hala El Said, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday March 17, 2022 to launch the Egypt Impact Lab to strengthen evidence-informed policy and improve...

Dialogue with Prof. Esther Duflo: Good Economics for Post Pandemic Era

Esther Duflo, J-PAL affiliate and co-founder, discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in post-pandemic policymaking.

Govt. study calls for an incentive programme for walking

A study by J-PAL affiliates Shilpa Aggarwal and Rebecca Dizon-Ross found that an incentive program to increase walking among diabetics and pre-diabetics had positive effects.

March 2022 Newsletter

In the March 2022 newsletter, we highlight evidence-informed ideas to improve gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean, a new policy insight from J-PAL's Gender sector that identifies gender-specific barriers to learning, and a new evidence review from J-PAL North America which finds that...