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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New Humanitarian Protection Initiative will help reduce harm to people affected by conflict

Today, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) launch the Humanitarian Protection Initiative (HPI). The core of this initiative is a research fund dedicated to generating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs that protect conflict...

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J-PAL announces new, multi-year training partnership in Cote d’Ivoire to increase use of rigorous evidence in national policies and programs

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Europe office, based at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), announced its plans to collaborate with the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics of Abidjan (ENSEA) on an ambitious capacity building effort in Côte d’Ivoire.

Esther Duflo, J-PAL co-founder and director and professor at MIT, with Julie Cobill, ESG and corporate partnerships lead at J-PAL, during the keynote dialogue session.

The private sector’s role in worker well-being, sustainability, and inclusive growth: Reflections from researchers and businesses

What is the role of the private sector in improving the lives and livelihood conditions of workers in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? How can we empower LMIC-based entrepreneurs to develop successful and sustainable businesses? And what are the potential benefits for businesses from...

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Rigorously evaluating cash transfer programs in the United States: Perspectives from other contexts

 J-PAL affiliated researcher Paul Niehaus (UC San Diego) shares his perspective on studies of cash transfers in low- and middle-income countries and on how the United States can learn from other contexts.