Sectors

Sectors

Led by Chairs who are affiliated professors, J-PAL sectors provide guidance to our research, policy, and training activities. They manage initiatives that fund research, create publications that summarize lessons from randomized evaluations, and host policy and training outreach events.

Lesson

Early Childhood Stimulation

Early childhood stimulation programs implemented at home can contribute to children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, ultimately enabling them to improve on a number of future life...

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Evaluation

An Entrepreneurial Model of Community Health Delivery in Uganda

Despite a substantial decline in child mortality in recent years, millions of children still die from preventable diseases every year. In this study in rural Uganda, researchers evaluated the impact...

Publication

Pave The Way

Paving streets in marginalized neighborhoods in Mexico increased property values, allowing households to purchase more home appliances and vehicles and to invest more in home improvements....

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News

Training Providers to Improve Rural Health in India

Government of West Bengal to scale up training of informal medical practitioners following study by the World Bank, Liver Foundation, and J-PAL South Asia

Publication

Moving to Opportunity

Neighborhoods matter for the well-being of residents. Helping families with young children living in high-poverty housing projects to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods improves the later-life...

Publication

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...

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Evaluation

Radio Public Service Announcements and Voter Participation Among Native Americans in the United States

Can media campaigns increase voter turnout among ethnic minorities? Researchers randomly assigned areas covered by Native American radio programming to either receive or not receive targeted radio...

News

Gujarat adopts reforms after impact study shows they reduce pollution

Environmental authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat reform their auditing system after collaborating with J-PAL affiliates on a large-scale study that showed more accurate audit reports and...