The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Summer youth employment programs that provided minimum wage summer jobs to mainly disadvantaged youth in New York City and Chicago reduced arrests for violent crimes, incarceration, and premature deaths.
Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is an evidence-based education intervention that targets teaching to the basic skill level of the child. TaRL pioneer Pratham, together with J-PAL Africa, worked closely with the Ministry of General Education in Zambia to produce a set of videos that transport the viewer into a classroom implementing the approach.
In our interview with Christopher Neilson (Princeton University), he describes his research interest in applications of technology to close information gaps to reduce poverty. “I think in the future, we will see artificial intelligence ‘personal assistants’ helping humans make better choices... I am hopeful that leveling the information playing field would make society more meritocratic and generate more social mobility.”
The new Gender sector represents J-PAL’s commitment to further expand the base of policy-relevant evidence to reduce poverty and gender inequality. Chaired by Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University), the Gender sector will examine a range of issues important to citizens, policymakers, and practitioners around the world.
909 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 79 countries
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- Randomized evaluations can provide credible, transparent, and easy-to-explain evidence of a program’s impact. But adequate statistical power and a sufficiently large sample are essential. See our six rules of thumb: j-p.al/2IGdXCD J-PAL North America 1 day 22 hours ago.
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- Where we live, what job we have, and other social factors can affect our own health. The four finalists of J-PAL North America's latest innovation competition are working to provide cutting-edge health care that addresses the holistic components of health and well-being. Meet our finalists: j-p.al/2Go4hXl. 1 week 3 days ago.
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