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J-PAL’s Post-Primary Education (PPE) Initiative funds randomized evaluations that develop and test innovative solutions for improving access, quality, equity, and relevance of post-primary education in low- and middle-income countries.
Researchers in France studied whether government-provided recruiting services would impact firms’ job postings and hiring by lowering recruiting costs. The recruiting services decreased firms’ hiring costs and increased firms’ job postings and hiring, including much sought-after permanent-contract hires.
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J-PAL’s Post-Primary Education Initiative has funded more than 140 projects since its inception in 2013. We reflect on what we’ve learned through this research—and where we go from here.
The economic damage of Covid-19 represents the largest economic shock the world has experienced in decades. In Indonesia, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant economic disruption, with adverse impact on jobs and livelihoods, especially among the most vulnerable segments of society. This...
Amelia Forman is a Summer Policy and Communications Intern at J-PAL Global, where she provides support to Post-primary Education, Labor Markets, the LAC regional office, and the Website.
Priyanka Varma is a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL, where she supports the education sector and advises on the Post-Primary Education Initiative.
Researchers are evaluating the impact of providing additional information and resources to those who have completed skills training programs on employment outcomes.
Kelsey Jack is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Development Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. Prior to joining the Bren School, she was an Assistant Professor in...
When schools in India reopen after the pandemic, the learning gap may further widen for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Research suggests personalizing instruction can be one of the most effective ways of improving learning while making judicious use of existing educational resources.