The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
In Indonesia, sending households official identification cards with information about the benefits they were eligible to receive from a national subsidized rice program led to a 26 percent increase in the benefits that eligible households received and a large reduction in leakage.
From 2011 to 2014, J-PAL affiliates David Atkin and Adam Osman, with co-author Amit K. Khandelwal, evaluated small rug producers in Egypt to understand how exporting affects firms’ profits and productivity.
Two randomized evaluations of workplace wellness programs in the US found limited impact on employees’ health habits and no impact on their health, employment, or health care costs in the initial years, contrary to previous observational studies. This could be because the programs are not effective or because the types of employees who stand to benefit more from workplace wellness programs did not participate.
Reshaping Adolescents’ Gender Attitudes: Encouraging Students to Discuss Gender Equality in the Classroom
A series of interactive classroom discussions about gender equality over two and a half years increased students’ support for gender equality and led students to enact more gender-equitable behavior in the state of Haryana, India.
974 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 83 countries
Offering small rug firms in Egypt opportunities to export to high-income markets increased profits, quality, and ef… https://t.co/yKFUv7cTp7
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Key result #5 of 5: The evaluation results informed a national policy decision. In part based on these results, in… https://t.co/...
Key result #4 of 5: Cards reduced program leakage by an estimated 33-58%. Eligible households received more subsidi… https://t.co/...
Key result #3 of 5: Publicizing information further increased the cards’ impact. Posting information about househol… https://t.co/...