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MIT to launch research centre at AUC as part of ongoing work to fight poverty in the Middle East

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab will use their new base at the American University in Cairo to innovate in a field that is endlessly complex by nature - the fight against poverty.

COVID-19: How Indian Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee doubled reporting of symptoms in Bengal

Abhijit Banerjee, along with few other professors conducted a messaging campaign in West Bengal that proved to be more effective than the other COVID-19 awareness messages.

Video clip by Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee helped Bengal follow Covid-19 rules: Study

Video messages sent to millions of people in West Bengal by J-PAL co-founder and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee helped them follow social distancing rules, stay at home, and come forward to report symptoms of COVID-19.

MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab to launch research center at American University in Cairo

Newest J-PAL research center will focus on evidence-based policy-making to reduce poverty in the Middle East and North Africa.

Release: J-PAL Launches New Regional Research Center in Cairo at AUC to Help Improve Lives Across MENA Region

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), together with the American University in Cairo (AUC), Community Jameel, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has announced the launch of a new regional research center in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused on alleviating...

July 2020 Newsletter

J-PAL announces the launch of J-PAL Middle East and North Africa, its newest regional research center, and reaches a major milestone: over 1,000 evaluations across 84 countries.

India coronavirus: Videos by Nobel laureate help fight pandemic

In a video message recorded in early May, J-PAL co-founded Abhijit Banerjee exhorted millions of people living in India's villages to take precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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