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When Women Speak, Do People Listen?

J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak discusses his study of gender gaps in technology diffusion in Malawi.

Beyond Randomized Controlled Trials

J-PAL Global Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal, along with John Floretta and Sam Friedlander from the Policy and Communications team at J-PAL Global discuss how J-PAL and the Evidence to Policy (E2P) community are integrating innovation and evidence into social policy and practice at scale.

Karthik Muralidharan: ‘To an extent, both supporters and critics of Aadhaar for service delivery are correct’

A J-PAL study in Jharkhand on the use of Aadhaar-based biometric authentication (ABBA) in PDS delivery has found that leakages were reduced but at the cost of genuine beneficiaries getting excluded.

Doing this one thing will double your chance of getting a job in South Africa

A new study has found that job-seekers with previous work experience who use reference letters in their applications stand to increase their employment prospects by more than 50%.

New study points out the shortcomings of the Aadhaar-linked PDS system

The government claims to have saved Rs 90,000 crore by way of eliminating subsidy/benefit leakages by using Aadhaar, as the resulting identification system has helped identify ghost and ineligible beneficiaries.

Reference letters can increase job seeker prospects by over 50% – study

A study has revealed that most job seekers do not have contactable references listed on their CVs, and less than 5% include a reference letter with their applications.

“Prepare to be surprised”

Iqbal Dhaliwal, global executive director of J-PAL shares important lessons he has learned over years of working with governments.

Bulk of Jharkhand’s deleted ration cards weren’t fake, study shows

Almost 90% of ration cards deemed fake and deleted by the Jharkhand government between 2016 and 2018 actually belonged to existing, valid households, according to a new study by economists affiliated to the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...