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Devex


Opinion: A standardized measure of women's empowerment
Devex
The field of economics has primarily focused on standardized intra-household decision-making indicators to measure bargaining power — a proxy for agency within the household that the J-PAL guide suggests is not cut out for the job. The critiques of ...


MIT News


Learning to evaluate social programs
MIT News
The course is J-PAL's flagship training, offered annually to researchers and policymakers around the world. Instructors, who included academic experts in impact evaluation, covered technical concepts like sample size, data collection, and randomization ...


Arab News


J-PAL boosts refugee education
Arab News
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is launching a new scheme to help refugees access higher education in development economics. The goal of this new collaboration is to empower refugees ...

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This paper provides an overview of labour market resilience in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008 09 and the role played by macroeconomic and structural policies.

The social expenditure database presents information on trends and composition of social expenditure across the OECD from 1980 to 2011 and estimates for 2012-2014 as well as estimates of net total social spending.

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