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New study: In Iraq, mixed-religion soccer teams helped build social cohesion, healed wounds after war

A new study, released today in Science, points to a way to help repair social ties and promote coexistence after war. New findings show that among persecuted Christians in post-ISIS Iraq, playing on soccer teams with Muslim players helped promote more open attitudes toward Muslims, but only Muslim...

In Iraq, mixed-religion soccer teams helped build social cohesion, healed wounds after war

A new study, released today in Science, points to a way to repair social ties and promote coexistence after war. The study found that in post-ISIS Iraq, mixing Christians and Muslims on soccer teams made Christian players more tolerant toward Muslims in their league, though the sentiments did not...

Could Giving Kids A 50-Cent Pill Massively Boost Their Income Years Later?

NPR
It’s one of the cheapest ways to help kids in extremely poor countries: Twice a year, give them a 50-cent pill to kill off nasty intestinal parasites. Now, a landmark study finds the benefits carry over long into adulthood

Deworming Pill for Kids Linked to Better Wages When They Grow Up

NPR
A pioneering study discovered that giving schoolchildren in poor countries a pill that costs as little as 50 cents and protects them from parasitic infections has dramatic effects. This research over 20 years reveals the benefits carry over into adulthood. NPR's Nurith Aizenman reports.

Adapting to learning needs in the wake of COVID-19 using data and evidence

Over the past several months, the government of Côte d’Ivoire has been working hard to provide access to quality learning opportunities during COVID-19 and explore innovative ways to close learning gaps. The Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach offers a promising possibility.

MCA-Morocco Launches Project to Evaluate National Employment Policy

MCA
The initiative, dubbed “Lab Emploi,” aims to build national capacities for the assessment, development, and implementation of employment and labor market policies, based on reliable scientific evidence and data.

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s J-PAL proposes pilot project on universal basic income in Odisha districts

Under the pilot project, J-PAL has proposed UBI for poor people in around 400 gram panchayats in these districts by ensuring functional bank accounts of each of the adults and crediting Rs 100 to their accounts every month for 2 years with a budget of Rs 300 crore.

A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later

Vox
Research by J-PAL affiliates Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer shows that kids who were treated for intestinal worms in 1999 earn far more now than kids who weren’t.