J-PAL initiatives concentrate funding and other resources around priority topics for which rigorous policy-relevant research is urgently needed. 

Each initiative identifies key gaps in the evidence; funds cutting-edge research; and supports policy engagement to share results and scale up effective programs.

policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

No active RFP cycles
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

No active RFP cycles
HPI woman walking in a refugee camp carrying items on her head

Humanitarian Protection Initiative (HPI)

Proposals Due: May 17, 2024
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

No active RFP cycles
clean energy rural india

King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

Proposals Due: January 9, 2029
Children raising their hands in a classroom.

Learning for All Initiative

Proposals Due: July 15, 2024
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Two women hold up their Indonesian benefits card to receive bags of rice.

Social Protection Initiative (SPI)

No active RFP cycles
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Health care workers filling out forms

US Health Care Delivery Initiative

Proposals Due: June 11, 2024
government building

US State and Local Innovation Initiative

Proposals Due: April 15, 2024