Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
How anti-poverty programs go viral
July 25, 2013Study: Getting the well-connected to spread the word helps more people learn about microfinance programs in rural India.
Scaling Development Ventures conference goes digital in face of storm
February 15, 2013Speakers and attendees from around world convene online to share lessons learned on the path to 'scaling-up' products and services for global social impact.
Duflo, Lander, Lewin to lead spring-semester MITx courses
January 31, 2013EdX takes stock of last semester’s MITx courses; data will be used to improve education online and in the classroom.
President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council
January 3, 2013MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council.
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
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Initiative targets poor farmers in Africa
December 1, 2009By understanding why Africa has not yet adopted technologies and practices that can dramatically boost productivity, researchers hope to improve farmers’ lives.
Data points of light
November 1, 2009MIT’s undergraduates fight poverty one statistic at a time, thanks to coordination between the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.