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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

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.

Treating children for worms yields long-term health, economic gains, study says

J-PAL affiliates Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel discuss their research showing that children who received a few extra years of de-worming treatment achieved long-term health and economic benefits.

Subsidies, weather, and financial education promote agricultural insurance adoption

J-PAL affiliate Jing Cai discusses her study about the impact of subsidies and financial education on agricultural insurance adoption.

Investing in evaluation capacity development in India: Why it matters now more than ever

J-PAL South Asia's Aparna Krishnan and Shagun Sabarwal discuss the use of data and leveraging partnerships to invest in evaluation capacity development.

J-PAL and King Philanthropies launch the King Climate Action Initiative to design, test, and scale solutions at the nexus of climate change and poverty

Cambridge, MA—A $25 million gift will underpin a new initiative to combat both climate change and poverty through scalable, evidence-based policy solutions, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT and King Philanthropies announced today. The new King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI...

$25 million gift launches ambitious new effort tackling poverty and climate change

The King Climate Action Initiative at J-PAL will develop large-scale climate-response programs for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

New J-PAL center to help improve lives across MENA

The new J-PAL center in Cairo is focused on alleviating poverty and improving lives through evidence-informed policymaking across the MENA region.