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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Lessons from gender-sensitive police reform in India: A Q&A with Sandip Sukhtankar on his new paper in Science

J-PAL affiliate Sandip Sukhtankar shares learnings, policy insights, and scaling plans related to a large-scale evaluation of gender-sensitive police reforms in Madhya Pradesh, India, published in July 2022 in Science. 

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From RCT data to survey instruments: how to find what you need on the J-PAL Dataverse

This post is the first in a two-part series to highlight both why and how to use the J-PAL Dataverse. The goal of this first post is to provide a user-friendly guide to access our data, and a starter menu of use cases of data from randomized control trials (RCTs) for students, researchers, teachers...

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Investing in students early: The effects of a STEM pipeline program for underrepresented high school students

The research team behind a rigorous, long-term evaluation of a STEM program for high schoolers discusses their new working paper & key findings, including a significant increase in graduation rates for program participants. 

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Evidence for digital and bundled services: Framing a research agenda for the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative

As the reach of digital agricultural services has grown rapidly within the last few years, building an evidence base on how these services should be designed, implemented, and scaled to best align with the priorities of small-scale producers is an important and timely issue—and one that J-PAL's...