We often think about health in physical terms, and even then, we sometimes take our own health for granted until we start to feel poorly or become sick ourselves. The World Health Organization, however, defines health more broadly: as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being...
Does delaying a girl’s marriage until adulthood lead to greater economic empowerment? In this video, Rachel Glennerster (Executive Director, J-PAL) discusses her research in Bangladesh, where she and her colleagues evaluated the impacts of programs designed to delay child marriage.
Promoting gender equity and empowering women and girls is not only important in its own right, but can also contribute to poverty reduction. To date, J-PAL affiliates have conducted over 140 evaluations in 39 countries that focus on impacts of policies and programs on women and girls. Read on for highlights of J-PAL’s work on gender and explore more evaluations on this topic.
As part of an ongoing engagement with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, J-PAL North America created a policy brief summarizing the evidence for select interventions to treat opioid use disorders and related harms. Read about what works and opportunities for further research here.
Applications are open for J-PAL's Executive Education course, hosted in three countries around the world this summer. This five-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step by-step guidance on conducting one’s own evaluation.
For more info and to apply: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/training 15 hours 10 min ago.
World Malaria Day: End Malaria through Prevention
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This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is “End Malaria for Good”—a...