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June 2018 Newsletter

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - J-PAL

J-PAL's new publication reviews evidence on reducing adolescent pregnancy, a MicroMasters student shares his experience, and more in this month's newsletter.

How Do We Know If Ed Tech Even Works?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Education Week

J-PAL affiliates Phil Oreopoulos and Tom Kane, along with Britt Neuhaus of the Overdeck Family Foundation, argue that education leaders must commit to rigorous evaluation of edtech products before...

Four lessons for personalised learning

Friday, June 1, 2018 - GovInsider

J-PAL affiliated researchers found that a computer-based adaptive learning platform increased test scores for students in India.

May 2018 Research Newsletter

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - J-PAL

Learn about new research from J-PAL affiliates, from dispute resolution in Liberia to consulting services in Mexico.

Money for nothing: the truth about universal basic income

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Nature

J-PAL affiliate Tavneet Suri discusses her research on universal basic income with Give Directly in Kenya.

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Unity in cricket: Integrated leagues and caste divisions

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Ideas for India

Research funded by J-PAL's governance initiative studied the impact of mixed-caste cricket teams on caste divisions in India.

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The entertaining way to behavioural change: Fighting HIV with MTV in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - VoxDev

Evidence from J-PAL affiliates' research in Nigeria suggests that TV shows can promote safer sexual practices mainly through learning, rather than social conformity.

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Brookings created a blueprint to help countries around the world radically transform education

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Quartz

Brookings' new book on education innovations discusses an educational technology called Mindspark, which J-PAL affiliates evaluated and found to be effective.