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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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Fund-flow reforms for improved social program delivery in India

Central and State governments in India have adopted a financial reform to enhance public service delivery informed by evidence.


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...

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Strategies to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: What We Know and Where to Go from Here

As part of ongoing engagement with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, J-PAL North America created a policy brief summarizing the evidence for select interventions to treat opioid...


Identifying the Poor Through Self-Targeting

Requiring households to apply for a cash transfer program in Indonesia discouraged rich households from seeking out benefits and identified a relatively poorer group of beneficiaries.


Isaac Mbiti

Isaac Mbiti is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virgina. His research interests are in economic development, labor economics, and demography.

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Engaging parents to help their children succeed at school

Engaging parents to help their children succeed at school is a low-cost strategy to improve educational outcomes.