The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of 136 affiliated professors from over forty universities. Our mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, policy outreach, and training across six regional offices worldwide.
Our affiliated professors conduct randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty.
We analyze and disseminate research results and build partnerships with policymakers to ensure that policy is driven by evidence and that effective programs are scaled up.
We train implementers and policymakers on how to become better producers and users of evidence from impact evaluations.
We are named in honor of Abdul Latif Jameel, father of MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, who has been supporting us since 2005 with three major endowments. Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is chairman of Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization, and chairman and CEO of the Abdul Latif Jameel business.