Sectors

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Sectors

Led by Chairs who are affiliated professors, J-PAL sectors provide guidance to our research, policy, and training activities. They manage initiatives that fund research, create publications that summarize lessons from randomized evaluations, and host policy and training outreach events.

Farmers plow fields in Kenya.

Evaluation

Firm and Market Response to Saving Constraints: Evidence from the Kenyan Dairy Industry

In response to lack of access to savings products, farmers often rely on informal savings mechanisms. But how much do farmers value these savings services? In partnership with a local dairy...

Youth in Chicago's Becoming a man program

News

Audio: On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Co-Chair of J-PAL's Crime, Violence, and Conflict sector, Jens Ludwig, discusses his research on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped reduce violence among students in Chicago.

Students working together on a laptop.

Evaluation

Books or Laptops? The Cost-Effectiveness of Shifting from Printed to Digital Delivery of Educational Content

The impact of technology use in education is an increasingly salient topic around the world. Researchers partnered with the Honduran government, who introduced a school laptop program, to evaluate...

Smiling woman with three children

Evaluation

The Health Impacts and Effective Delivery of Maternal Cash Transfers in Myanmar

When children do not receive adequate nourishment in the first years of life, it can impair their physical and cognitive development and have long-term consequences on their earnings and productivity.

News

Skills for Youth Program

The Skills for Youth Program (SYP) seeks to identify and rigorously evaluate innovative solutions designed to improve youth employment in Latin America. Specifically, one of its goals will be to be...

affiliate

Paul Niehaus

Paul Niehaus is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at UC San Diego. His research deals with welfare and corruption in developing countries and with learning processes.

Polling location with privacy screen reading "Vote"

Event

The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Winning Elections

In the lead-up to the US presidential election, the third lecture of the D²P²: Data. Decisions. Public Policy. series featured J-PAL affiliated professor Donald Green (Columbia) speaking on “The...