GLOBAL HEALTH AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION
A Sampler of Health Sector projects
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT
J-PAL’s Health sector aims to encourage health-promoting behaviors and improve the delivery of health care services, as well as to better understand the impact of health care on reducing poverty.
Learn more at the J-PAL website
The Urban Services Initiative seeks to identify and evaluate innovative methods designed to improve the health and welfare of the urban poor in Africa and Asia.
The U.S. Health Care Delivery Initiative encourages randomized evaluations of strategies to make health care delivery in the United States more efficient and more effective.
This paper reviews well-identified research on mass school-based deworming interventions in a variety of contexts, including Kenya, Uganda, and the southern United States. The existing evidence...
In this review paper, J-PAL North America Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein (MIT) and Sarah Taubman (J-PAL, MIT) suggest ways to enhance the feasibility and impact of conducting randomized...
In rural Malawi, providing information about voluntary medical male circumcision and HIV transmission risk reduced risky sexual behavior among uncircumcised men, but did not increase take-up of...
Chlorine dispensers installed at community water sources are a low-cost technology used to treat water for consumption.
The Impact of Cognitive Stimulation and Nutritional Supplements on Early Childhood Development in Colombia
Researchers evaluated two early childhood development interventions at scale that trained mothers to provide their children aged 1–2 with psychosocial stimulation, micronutrients, or both....
Jessica Cohen is Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include evaluation of maternal and child health programs and policies in sub-...
Charging even very small user fees sharply limits access to preventive health care. Though charging small fees is promoted for many reasons, several experiments in different countries found very...
Cash transfers directed to female caregivers in Nicaragua led to gains in child-development outcomes that persisted beyond the duration of the program.