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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Four key lessons for building scale-up partnerships

Scaling up programs that have strong evidence of effectiveness is a vital but often complicated step along the evidence-to-policy journey, and J-PAL has learned a lot about collaborating with policymakers to translate research into large-scale action. In this blog post, Iqbal Dhaliwal (Global...

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Building research partnerships to address the opioid crisis in Minnesota

Adam Sacarny (Columbia University) and Weston Merrick from the Minnesota Management and Budget share insights on the process of launching a randomized evaluation of the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP). The ongoing study seeks to evaluate the impact of sending informational letters on...

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J-PAL South Asia launches Indian Scholars Program to strengthen ties with India-based researchers

J-PAL South Asia’s new Indian Scholars Program (ISP) will provide research funding, training, and networking opportunities for researchers and academics in India to further expand its network of researchers leading rigorous, policy-relevant randomized evaluations in the country.

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Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at J-PAL

Improving the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of our research network, staff, and leadership has been a key priority for J-PAL for many years. During the past year we have had many more conversations at all levels about what we may be doing well, where we are failing, and what more we need to...