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Evaluating an Ex-combatant Reintegration Program in Liberia
In Liberia, researchers tested the effect of an intensive agricultural training program that also provided agricultural supplies and psychosocial counseling on employment activities, income, and socio-political integration. Fourteen months after the program, participants spent more time working in agriculture and less on illicit activities, and their income rose as a result.
Post-Primary Education Initiative
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.
Register for the Emerging challenges for the post-Covid era: Addressing opportunity, inequality, and growth webinar
Register for the Emerging challenges for the post-Covid era: Addressing opportunity, inequality, and growth webinar.
Reflections from seven years of research in J-PAL’s Post-Primary Education Initiative
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.
Emerging Challenges for the Post-Covid Era: Addressing Opportunity, Inequality, and Growth
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.
Sai is a Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia, based in Mumbai. She is currently working on the Yuva Parivartan Project which studies the impact of post-training assistance on the labor market outcomes of trainees in skills-training programs.
Priyanka Varma is a Policy Manager at J-PAL, where she works on the Global Education sector and advises on the Post-Primary Education Initiative.
Navigating Indonesia’s post-pandemic era: Addressing opportunity, inequality, and growth
J-PAL SEA recently hosted a webinar aimed at providing insights into the Government of Indonesia’s policy directions and learnings from global evidence on challenges faced in different sectors. Read the key takeaways from the discussion.
Providing Post-Training Assistance to Young Jobseekers to Improve Employment Outcomes in India
Researchers are evaluating the impact of providing additional information and resources to those who have completed skills training programs on employment outcomes.
A well CAL-ibrated approach to addressing learning losses in a post-Covid classroom
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.