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J-PAL in global tie-up to promote education, health

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Trade Arabia

J-PAL co-hosted an event in Tokyo with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Pratham, an Indian education NGO, on promoting education and health, especially in Africa.

In search of India’s missing women

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - The Hindu Business Line

Research by J-PAL affiliates on reducing discrimination against women points to policy interventions that could help balance the sex ratio in India.

Training program by World Bank's IFC to build female leaders in Bangladesh

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Devdiscourse

A study funded by J-PAL's Urban Services Initiative evaluated a training program for female sewing operators designed to redress the imbalance on sewing lines in Bangladesh’s ready made garment...

Getting mindful of money matters

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Economic Times

Senior Policy Manager Ruchika Singh discusses evidence from evaluations of financial education programs.

Study: Left to devices, you can learn to save money

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Washington University in St. Louis

A randomized evaluation in Pakistan found that defaulting employees into a mobile money-based savings wallet increased their participation by 40 percentage points.

Economics and Mosquito Nets

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - BBC World Service

J-PAL co-founder Esther Duflo discusses the importance of RCT research with BBC News.

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...