Our mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, policy outreach, and training.

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King Climate Action Initiative’s first round of projects: Testing and scaling climate solutions

J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative announced the results of its first competition aimed at identifying innovative solutions at the intersection of poverty and climate change, serving as a critical first step in building a longer playbook of evidence-based and cost-effective climate change...

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Evidence to Policy

Phone-based technology for agricultural information delivery

In this Evidence to Policy case study, see how Precision Agriculture for Development leveraged findings from two randomized evaluations to create and diffuse a new mobile-phone based model for agricultural extension.

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Adapting to a changing world

J-PAL Global Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal reflects on 2020 and how J-PAL will continue to build on lessons learned during this challenging year in his annual letter.

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Increasing adherence to COVID-19 guidelines: Lessons from rigorous evidence

As COVID-19 vaccines become ready for widespread administration, take-up of other preventive measures still remains critical. J-PAL health sector co-chairs and staff discuss some general lessons from the evidence for increasing uptake of healthy behaviors and improving the delivery of health...