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Browse through our most recent updates in research, policy outreach, and training from our six regional offices.

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Unconditional Cash Transfers: Investing Directly in Poor Families

GiveDirectly has expanded its cash transfer program, which was found in a randomized evaluation to have improved economic and psychological well-being in Kenya, to reach over 60,000 households in...

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Labor Economics Special Edition on Field Experiments

Marc Gurgand, J-PAL Europe Scientific Director, and Michael Rosholm (J-PAL, Aarhus University) edited a special edition of Labour Economics, one of the top economics journals in the field. This...

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Marco Gonzalez-Navarro

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro is an assistant professor at University of Toronto. His research area is development, focused on basic infrastructure in developing countries. His ongoing work examines the...

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Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school

How can we use technology to close inequalities in education? “There are not many other interventions with credible evidence showing these kinds of effects,” says Phil Oreopoulos (University of...

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How to make government officers more efficient

Policy Manager Vishnu Padmanabhan summarizes research from J-PAL affiliates on improving the productivity of government workers by changing recruitment processes, implementing incentives, and...

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Transparency for Development (T4D) in Indonesia

Poor governance may be one factor that contributes to low-quality public healthcare and service delivery, but evidence on the effectiveness of programs that aim to strengthen the transparency and...