The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro studies the impact of economic vulnerability on citizens’ willingness to engage in clientelism with local politicians. In our interview, he describes early influences on his research interests and how a book about behavioral economics saved an evaluation in Brazil from derailment.
J-PAL Director Esther Duflo teamed up with psychologists and the education NGO Pratham to evaluate an education intervention based on cognitive science for preschool children in Delhi, India.
The estimated impacts of charter schools have varied widely. In Massachusetts, students who won lotteries for charter schools located in urban areas often did substantially better than students who lost, while students who won lotteries for charter schools in nonurban areas fared, on average, about the same or somewhat worse compared to those who lost. A common feature of the charter schools with the most positive effects has been the adoption of a “No Excuses” educational approach.
Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick) studies the impacts of job counseling, discrimination against ethnic minorities, and residential segregation on employment. In our latest affiliate Q&A, Roland explains how his time as a civil servant in France influenced his interest in helping to solve France's chronically high unemployment rate.
843 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 80 countries
How do matching gifts influence charitable giving? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in the United States: https://t.co/ctE9hX7T9Q
Resilient rice: Read how flood-tolerant rice increased yields for smallholder farmers in #India. https://t.co/BeEuuN6Sqn
Who benefits most from school access policies? A #gender breakdown of results from randomized evals:… https://t.co/lz18vqGe8c...
Enrollment is now open for The Challenges of Global Poverty, w/ J-PAL's Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee:… https://t.co/PKyKeEJubu
If people receive cash, will they spend it responsibly? We review the evidence: https://t.co/ujzS04fGnR @NextBillion...
- New blog post up at @ONE on evidence in girls' education: https://www.one.org/us/2017/08/09/girls-education-barriers/ 1 day 20 hours ago.
- 61 million kids of primary school age are out of school. How to increase enrollment? (1) Reduce costs (financial & other); (2) Increase perceived benefits; and (3) General programs that seek to increase schooling for all tend to help girls as much as - or even more than - boys. Learn more: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 2 days 17 hours ago.
- Gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from an evidence-driven perspective. Enroll today in The Challenges of Global Poverty, a free online course from MIT. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2fmf8sY 4 days 21 hours ago.
- 62 million kids around the world aren't in primary school. We analyzed results from 58 randomized evaluations on school enrollment programs to find what worked best: https://j-p.al/2vJvjqp 4 days 22 hours ago.
- The ability to effectively and accurately interpret data and communicate data driven insights is crucial for influencing and making informed decisions. Enroll now in Data Analysis for Social Scientists, a free online course from MIT to make more informed decisions of cultural, social, economics, and policy interest. Starts September 26. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2flPkxa 4 days 22 hours ago.