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Odisha signs pact with Abhijit Banerjee's J-PAL for anti-poverty schemes

Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are co-founders of J-PAL

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Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
The Odisha government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abdul Lateef Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) to engage in a strategic evidence based approach to policy making.

The partnership aims at maximizing the impact of anti-poverty programmes of the state across a wide range of sectors. Under this partnership, J-PAL South Asia will provide the Odisha government with technical assistance for scaling up evidence based programmes to improve development outcomes across the state.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo who were feted with the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences recently are co founders of J-PAL.

The partnership establishes an

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 7:44 PM IST

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