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Improving Lives
Through Evidence

About J-PAL

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 900 researchers at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL Staff

Letter from the Global Executive Director

Instead of despairing at the size and stickiness of our problems, we must proactively collaborate on designing innovative solutions, rigorously testing them, and then working carefully to scale them up.

The Year Ahead

Our vision for 2024 builds on a strong foundation to generate more equitable and evidence-based policies for a better world.

Graduation Approach program in Bihar, India
J-PAL SEA 20th Anniversary Celebration

J-PAL Turns Twenty

Celebrating our twentieth anniversary around the world with members of the J-PAL community was a welcome opportunity to take stock of our journey so far and look to the future.

By the Numbers

See how our impact has grown in the last year.

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