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Farmers in Kenya.

Infrequent payments as a saving device

Monday, April 9, 2018 - VoxDev

A randomized evaluation among dairy farmers in Kenya found high demand for infrequent payments as a saving mechanism

Students on laptops

Parental monitoring and children's internet use: The role of information, control, and cues

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - VoxEU

J-PAL LAC Scientific Director Francisco Gallego and coathors discuss their research on factors that may affect parents’ ability to monitor their children’s internet use.

Rukmini Banerji talks to a child

Why India Is Failing To Educate Its School-Going Children And How That Can Change

Friday, April 6, 2018 - IndiaSpend

Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham, an NGO J-PAL has partnered with on several evaluations, discusses education in India, including a randomized evaluation of the impact of math games in pre-school.

Youth painting a wall

April 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - J-PAL

J-PAL North America’s new policy Briefcase summarizes evidence from randomized evaluations of summer youth employment programs in the United States, J-PAL welcomes four new affiliates, and more in...

Francisco Gallego

New horizons for public policy

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - La Segunda

Chilean periodical La Segunda profiles the work of J-PAL LAC Scientific Director Francisco Gallego. (Note: the full article is in Spanish)


Power plants get 5-star rating in state pollution study

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Times of India

J-PAL affiliated researchers have partnered with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to make information about industries' pollution levels publicly available. Read the full article.

Person works on computer

How Corporations Benefit From Flexible Work

Friday, March 30, 2018 - Pacific Standard

J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom found that working from home led to a 13% performance increase.

Factory worker in India

Do management interventions last? Evidence from India

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - VoxDev

An evaluation in India found that the positive effects of improving management systems persist nine years after management consulting support was provided.