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Thursday, September 28 • 4:10pm - 4:30pm
When Do Innovation and Evidence Change Lives?

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Hundreds of millions of people across the developing world have benefited from evidence-based innovation. However, the link between research, on the one hand, and policy change and concrete impact for the lives of the poor, on the other hand, is complex and rarely follows a linear path. Over the last decade, we have learned a lot about how research and innovation are and are not incorporated into policy and practice. Join Rachel Glennerster, a leading development economist and Executive Director of J-PAL, to hear lessons learned for moving from effective research to action from J-PAL’s nearly two decades of examples across sectors, including innovation scale-ups enabled by U.S. foreign assistance.

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Rachel Glennerster

Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rachel Glennerster is Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research includes randomized evaluations of education, health, microfinance, community driven development, agriculture, women's empowerment... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 4:10pm - 4:30pm EDT
Amphitheater Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center