Tuesday, August 8, 2017
J-PAL Senior Policy Manager Alison Fahey summarizes evidence from randomized evaluations on cash transfers that can help inform the debate on universal basic income.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Dive into J-PAL affiliates' research in education in this issue of the newsletter. Read up on the research on school enrollment and attendance, and more.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
A new paper in Science by J-PAL affiliates suggests that paying villagers in Uganda to not cut down their trees just over halved the deforestation rate.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Read new working papers from J-PAL affiliates on grain storage in Kenya, cash versus in-kind transfers in Mexico, and more.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - J-PAL
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - The 74 Million
In response to Chicago's new policy requiring public school students to have a post-graduation plan in order to receive a diploma, J-PAL Education sector chair Philip Oreopoulos discusses evidence...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - J-PAL
The majority of out of school children are girls, and much of the rhetoric about improving access to education focuses on girls. Yet many of the policies designed to improve primary school access do...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - J-PAL
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - ONE
J-PAL Executive Director Rachel Glennerster discusses how distance, cost, health, and misperceptions pose a barrier to girls' education.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 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...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - NextBillion
A growing body of evidence, including a number of evaluations by several J-PAL affiliates, shows that summer employment programs can lower violent crime rates among youth.