J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

J-PAL North America | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal economics school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences policy poverty government funding research

Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America

New J-PAL North America publication highlights how rigorous research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing.

J-PAL North America | Sept. 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal economics research housing poverty school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office | May 7, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  africa  research  technology-and-society  global  international-initiatives  international-relations  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  mitx  esi  d-lab  biology  whitehead-institute  3-questions  school-of-science  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  education-teaching-academics

Empowering refugees worldwide by providing tools for social change | MIT News

New collaboration joins together MITx MicroMasters, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and MIT Refugee Action Hub.

Chuck Leddy | MIT Open Learning | May 1, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  office-of-open-learning  micromasters  economics  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  online-learning  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  poverty  data  analytics  technology-and-society  education-teaching-academics

Conference advances use of data and evaluation in policymaking | MIT News

Government leaders, social service providers, and leading scholars gathered for the second conference of J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative.

J-PAL North America | March 7, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  economics  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  research  data  poverty  government  policy  cities  political-science  social-sciences  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

A deep dive into the effects of trade | MIT News

MIT economist David Atkin looks beneath the surface of global commerce.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Feb. 4, 2018
~8 mins |

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J-PAL North America launches education technology innovation competition | MIT News

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab initiative aims to help U.S. education leaders identify technology-based solutions to key challenges in education.

J-PAL North America | Jan. 26, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  shass  policy  education-teaching-academics  poverty  grants  research  funding  social-sciences  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  economics  contests-and-academic-competitions

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

MIT research center aims to support state and local governments and health care organizations in testing innovative approaches to address pressing policy challenges.

J-PAL North America | Dec. 6, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  government  policy  poverty  cities  health-care  political-science  research  grants  funding  social-sciences

When castes collide | MIT News

PhD student Matt Lowe uses cricket tournaments to explore caste interactions in rural India and whether the popular sport can help bridge class divides.

Kate Telma | MISTI | July 20, 2017
~9 mins |

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Study: Preschoolers learn from math games — to a point | MIT News

Games found to improve conceptual math skills, but gains may not carry over to primary school.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | July 6, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  economics  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  education-teaching-academics  developing-countries  india  k-12-education  mathematics  stem-education  shass

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