The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Increasing migration has placed unprecedented demands on local food systems. Coupled with climate change, which continues to alter rain patterns and agricultural production, these global challenges are expected to exacerbate food insecurity in the coming century.
Watch the full video from J-PAL affiliate Marianne Bertrand's lecture on the ways in which the lives and attitudes of the rich and poor in the United States have and have not diverged from the 1960s to the 2010s. Register for the next lecture in the Data, Decisions, Public Policy series on December 8 with Pascaline Dupas.
International Day of the Girl Child aims to, in the words of the United Nations, "address the needs and challenges girls face worldwide, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights." As Goal 4...
In our interview with Day Manoli, he discusses the motivations for his current work with the US Internal Revenue Service: “As a graduate student, I volunteered to help individuals file their income taxes at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. Through this experience, I saw how many individuals valued their income tax refunds, but were confused by various policies.”
863 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 80 countries
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- Teachers work hard every day to help kids learn - but sometimes, children who can't keep up get left behind. What if we helped teachers customize lessons to each student's learning level? The short answer: When done right, it works. The Teaching at the Right Level approach, led by Pratham in India, has been so successful that we're working with Pratham and partners like USAID to help adapt it to a new context: Zambia. Learn more about how Teaching at the Right Level works - and tag a dedicated educator you know below. https://www.povertyactionlab.org/scale-ups/remedial-education. 1 day 13 hours ago.
- What have we learned about taking innovative policies and programs to scale? For one thing, keep an open mind: It's hard to predict innovation. https://www.povertyactionlab.org/blog/11-15-17/when-do-innovation-and-evidence-change-lives. (Know an innovator who can relate? Tag them below!) 3 days 11 hours ago.
- J-PAL Africa is hiring a Research Associate with STATA/R skills, to be based in Johannesburg. Know someone who might be a good fit? Tag them below! https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/research-associate-j-pal-africa-102344 4 days 11 hours ago.
- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) shared their event. Join us in December for our next Data, Decisions, Public Policy talk! 4 days 12 hours ago.
- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) added an event. Although health outcomes in less developed countries are improving, many poor people around the world still do not benefit from essential health products. An estimated two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented with increased coverage of products such as vaccines, point-of-use water treatment, iron fortification, and insecticide-treated bednets. In this talk, Stanford's Pascaline Dupas will discuss how the design of subsidies matters for maximizing coverage of preventive health products, and will share recent evidence from randomized evaluations around the globe that point toward new approaches to preventive health. 4 days 14 hours ago.