As the COVID-19 pandemic started to take hold worldwide, J-PAL affiliated professors and staff jumped into action to critically analyze the evidence base and work closely with government partners to inform policy decisions with evidence.
Iqbal DhaliwalHow has @JPAL applied the global evidence base in areas such as health behavior change, education, domestic violence, and cash transfers to support government responses to #COVID19? Read this blog to learn more about what we've been up to
Back in February of this year, J-PAL hit a milestone: our affiliates collectively conducted over 1,000 randomized evaluations. Six months later, we revisit this milestone with a new perspective.
Iqbal DhaliwalIn February of this year, @JPAL hit an incredible milestone of 1,000 randomized evaluations by our affiliates. To our affiliate network, staff, and many partners: Thank you for making this possible! Revisit the milestone with us
The COVID-19 pandemic is the largest synchronized shock the world has experienced in generations. But this crisis will not be the last of its kind. We urgently need to learn as much as we can from the current experience and adapt international...
Iqbal DhaliwalThe #COVID19 pandemic has many asking when we will return to "normal." But what if instead of returning to the status quo, we learn from this experience and adapt international development, so we're more ready for the next shock? Read more on @ProSyn
Iqbal DhaliwalHow can we help job seekers gain marketable skills? How can we best prepare workers for the changing demands of the labor market? Read the @JPAL blog to learn more about our new Jobs and Opportunity Initiative, supported by @Googleorg
The challenges that need to be solved across the global south to reduce inequality and poverty are complex and multi-faceted. For transformative change to take place, solutions need to adopt a systems change approach and address the issues that...
Iqbal DhaliwalIn North America and globally, structural disparities mean low-income populations and people of color disproportionately experience climate change-related hazards. Read the @JPAL blog to hear how @JPAL_NA thinks about the nexus of climate change & poverty
On February 3, 2020, Iqbal Dhaliwal, Global Executive Director of J-PAL, discusses the journey to generate evidence on the effectiveness of the Teaching at t...
Iqbal DhaliwalA few months ago I spoke at a @USAID event to honor Michael Kremer's innovative lifelong work. I talked about the vital role he and @USAID DIV played in @Pratham_India & @TaRL_Africa's journey to bring Teaching at the Right Level to children across Africa
Iqbal DhaliwalWant to better understand why & when researchers & policymakers choose to conduct randomized evaluations? How about learning strategies to maximize policy impact & assess the generalizability of research? Register for our free interactive webinar series!
Iqbal DhaliwalHow can we keep students engaged in online learning during these unprecedented times? Read this blog for key lessons from @JPAL's @MITxonedX #MicroMasters program on how to ensure that students learn when transitioning to virtual classrooms
How the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Evidence to Policy (E2P) community are integrating innovation and evidence into social policy and practice at scale.
Iqbal DhaliwalHow will J-PAL build on the success of this year's Nobel Prize to innovate in research, policy & capacity building? In @SSIReview, we discuss innovations in admin data, climate change, online learning, govt partnerships, policy windows, diversity, & more!
Iqbal DhaliwalThe @JPAL research team recently attended a @UCBITSS event to speak about a "file drawer problem": When a study is not published, how can we ensure its results are still reported—instead of remaining inaccessible in a (metaphorical) file drawer? Read more
In the next installment of our Alumni Spotlight series, we speak with Tanya Sethi, a former senior policy associate at J-PAL South Asia. Tanya joined J-PAL South Asia’s policy team after receiving a
Iqbal DhaliwalWhat do alumni of @JPAL go on to do after J-PAL? We have alumni in exciting positions in governments, foundations, NGOs, & more. Check out this Alumni Spotlight from @JPAL_SA and then check out other blogs in this series to see where our alumni are now!
Improved cooking stoves may be a way to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution, improve health, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. This is largely supported by observational field studies and
Iqbal DhaliwalIt works in lab but will it work in the field? Today at #wef20 shared this brilliant study by @JPAL‘s Duflo, Greenstone & @rema_nadeem on how clean cookstoves did not deliver promised results. So important to evaluate in field, not just lab before scaling
The digital financial services (DFS) sector is among the fastest-growing: the number of financial technology (“fintech”) companies in Indonesia more than doubled from 130 in 2017 to more than 320 in
Iqbal DhaliwalDid you know that Indonesia's digital economy has quadrupled since 2015? We're very excited about the launch of our new @JPAL_SEA Inclusive Financial Innovation Initiative, supported by the @gatesfoundation. Read more here
Iqbal DhaliwalA lot of folks noticed that Esther is only the 2nd woman to get the economics Nobel. But seeing the other laureates of 2019 I noticed that everyone of them is a man. Each award is independent but still, 1 out of 14 is a bit sad - a long way to go still.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT and Michael Kremer of Harvard University — the 2019 winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences — are donating their prize money to invest in the next generation of development...
Iqbal DhaliwalWhat a way to start Nobel week in Stockholm - Abhijit, Esther and Michael donated their entire prize money to unlock a $50m donation from the Weiss family to fund innovative research of next generation of economists.