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Government employees in Pakistan

Understanding why people contest elections

Monday, December 18, 2017 - LiveMint

Researchers discuss their J-PAL-funded project on encouraging citizens to run in elections in Pakistan.

Girls in India

Nudge the mind out of its bias

Friday, December 15, 2017 - The Hindu

A randomized evaluation of a school-based program promoting gender equity brought about a “significant shift” in both the gender attitudes and behavior of the program recipients.

A commuter station in China

A Stanford Professor Says Working From Home Makes You Happier and More Efficient. There's Just 1 Catch

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Inc.

J-PAL affiliate Nicholas Bloom found that allowing staff to work from home made them more efficient, engaged, and happier.

Weaving rugs on looms

U.S. Could Give Exporters a Helping Hand

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Bloomberg

J-PAL affiliates and coauthors found that Egyptian rug manufacturers who were contacted about exporting their product increased their profits by up to 26%.

Woman looks at a child's schoolwork

Working together to teach at the right level

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - LiveMint

J-PAL South Asia Executive Director Shobhini Mukerji and CEO of Pratham Rukmini Banerji discuss the close partnership between the two organizations.

Research staff ask a man survey questions

December 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - J-PAL

Announcing J-PAL's recruitment drive, a new grant for governance, crime, and conflict research, and more in this month's newsletter.

Houses made from tarps and wooden poles on the outskirts of a city

Release: IPA and J-PAL announce US$16 million grant from UK government to fund new research on solutions to challenges in governance, crime and conflict, and peace and recovery

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), two research centers working to support evidence-informed policymaking, were jointly awarded a grant of GBP...

J-PAL North America calls for proposals from governments and health care organizations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - MIT News

Apply to our State and Local Innovation Competition and Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition for support in testing innovative approaches to address pressing policy challenges.