Browse through our most recent updates in research, policy outreach, and training from across regions.


Evidence Wrap-Up: Evaluations in North America

J-PAL North America’s “Evidence Wrap-Up” summarizes research by J-PAL affiliates in the region, in sectors ranging from crime prevention to voting. J-PAL affiliated researchers have conducted more...


Resilient Rice

Flood-tolerant rice reduced risk for smallholder farmers in Odisha, India and encouraged additional investment in their farms, resulting in substantially increased yields in both flood and non-flood...

Deworm the World rolls out in Kwale province, Kenya.


Deworming in schools improves attendance and benefits communities over the long term

School-based deworming programs scaled up by Evidence Action, local implementing partners, and other related organizations reached over 190 million children in the 2015-16 school year in India, Kenya...


Pascaline Dupas

Pascaline Dupas is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Stanford University. Dupas' areas of research are applied microeconomics and development economics. She is currently...


MIT’s J-PAL North America launches state and local innovation initiative

For Immediate Release, Cambridge, MA, US - J-PAL North America, a regional office for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, launches a new State and Local Innovation Initiative that will...


Anti-poverty strategy offers sustained benefit for world’s ultra-poor, says new study in Science

For Immediate Release from CGAP, IPA, and J-PAL, Cambridge, MA, US - A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less...


Using Identification Cards to Improve National Social Assistance in Indonesia

Identification cards printed with information about program eligibility and entitlements are a simple, low-cost way to improve access to targeted social assistance programs.

Man and woman receiving job counseling in France


Public or Private? Job Counseling in France

An intensive counseling program for job seekers at risk of long-term unemployment in France helped them find work sooner than the standard low-intensity counseling program, and the counseling was...