Our mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, policy outreach, and training.
In their own words: Female officers on the front lines of gender-targeted police reforms
J-PAL affiliated professor Sandip Sukhtankar (University of Virginia) and co-authors, in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Police Research and Training Department, conducted a randomised evaluation to test the impact of gender-targeted police reforms in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India.
J-PAL Europe launches IDEE to advance evidence generation and use in the French education system
This blog discusses the conference hosted by J-PAL Europe and IDEE in November 2022, which aimed to bring together stakeholders—primarily policymakers, practitioners, and researchers—and increase understanding about how impact evaluations can be used in education settings.
African Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Japheth Awiti Osotsi Stanley
In this post, Carlos Guzman, finance and operations manager at J-PAL Global, spoke with Dr. Japheth Awiti Osotsi Stanley, a lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Nairobi. Japheth’s primary research interests relate to human capital, labor markets, health, and poverty alleviation. ...
Long-run outcomes: Measuring program effectiveness over time
This blog covers lessons learned from the results of long-run studies thus far, advice for designing studies to measure long-run impacts, and opportunities for researchers to utilize new data sources and technology to build-in long-run tracking and follow-up.