The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Building on over a decade of rigorous research around the world and two years of iterative learning in Zambia, the Ministry of General Education will scale up a program called Catch Up to approximately 1,800 schools in Zambia over the next three years.
Who benefits most from school access policies? A gender breakdown of results from randomized evaluations
Which gender benefits most from policies designed to improve primary school access? Read what J-PAL learned from a review of 25 studies in 14 countries.
The new J-PAL Bulletin reviews 58 randomized evaluations from 28 low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America that tested programs designed to increase school enrollment and attendance. It includes cost-effectiveness analyses and provides practical lessons for policymakers.
In Uganda, researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the effectiveness of a program in which landowners were paid to not cut forest trees on their property. During the study period, landowners who were offered contracts to conserve forest cleared 4 percent of forested land, compared to 9 percent in villages where the program was not offered, delaying 3000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per village from being released into the atmosphere.
843 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 80 countries
How do matching gifts influence charitable giving? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in the United States: https://t.co/ctE9hX7T9Q
Resilient rice: Read how flood-tolerant rice increased yields for smallholder farmers in #India. https://t.co/BeEuuN6Sqn
Who benefits most from school access policies? A #gender breakdown of results from randomized evals:… https://t.co/lz18vqGe8c...
Enrollment is now open for The Challenges of Global Poverty, w/ J-PAL's Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee:… https://t.co/PKyKeEJubu
If people receive cash, will they spend it responsibly? We review the evidence: https://t.co/ujzS04fGnR @NextBillion...
- New blog post up at @ONE on evidence in girls' education: https://www.one.org/us/2017/08/09/girls-education-barriers/ 1 day 20 hours ago.
- 61 million kids of primary school age are out of school. How to increase enrollment? (1) Reduce costs (financial & other); (2) Increase perceived benefits; and (3) General programs that seek to increase schooling for all tend to help girls as much as - or even more than - boys. Learn more: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 2 days 17 hours ago.
- Gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from an evidence-driven perspective. Enroll today in The Challenges of Global Poverty, a free online course from MIT. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2fmf8sY 4 days 21 hours ago.
- 62 million kids around the world aren't in primary school. We analyzed results from 58 randomized evaluations on school enrollment programs to find what worked best: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 4 days 22 hours ago.
- The ability to effectively and accurately interpret data and communicate data driven insights is crucial for influencing and making informed decisions. Enroll now in Data Analysis for Social Scientists, a free online course from MIT to make more informed decisions of cultural, social, economics, and policy interest. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2flPkxa 4 days 22 hours ago.