J‑PAL Latin America & Caribbean
J-PAL Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) is a not for profit research center that works alongside governments and NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify and promote the most effective programs and policies in the region. With the help of our research, training, and policy teams, our network of affiliated professors measure the impact of these programs and policies through randomized evaluations that become critical inputs for influencing public policy.
In Chile, researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to measure the effect of providing free after-school care on women’s labor market outcomes. The program increased women’s labor force participation and employment, and increased the use of daycare for young children who were ineligible for the program, suggesting that women need childcare for all of their children in order to join the labor market.
MineduLAB has launched its Third Innovation Window, a call for proposals to identify low-cost innovations that can be evaluated using experimental methods and administrative data from the Ministry of Education of Peru (Minedu). Researchers, practitioners and Minedu units have until May 31, 2017 to submit.
Researchers partnered with the Honduran government to evaluate the impact of replacing textbooks with laptops on student learning. Using laptops resulted in no change in learning outcomes, suggesting that laptops could be a cost-effective substitute to textbooks if they can replace enough textbooks.
The Value Added Tax (VAT) has long been thought to improve tax enforcement by providing firms with an incentive to ask suppliers for receipts, creating an auditable paper trail. Working in partnership with the Chilean Tax Authority, J-PAL affiliated researcher Dina Pomeranz conducted an innovative randomized evaluation to study whether the VAT paper trail facilitated tax enforcement in Chile.
There are 133 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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