Nuestra misión es reducir la pobreza y mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas, creando y difundiendo evidencia rigurosa sobre qué políticas públicas y programas sociales realmente funcionan. Esto lo hacemos a través de investigación, incidencia en política pública y capacitación.

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Letter from the Global Executive Director: J-PAL's response to COVID-19

J-PAL Global Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal outlines the actions J-PAL is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our staff. 

Inaugural cohort of the DEDP program

MIT launches master's in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates

MIT launches master’s in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates. The first cohort of 22 students from 14 countries share a common ambition: harnessing data to help others.

2019 Nobel laureates in Economics

Recapping Nobel Week 2019

Our co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on December 10, 2019. In the week leading up to the award ceremony, the laureates delivered lectures on their award-winning research and...


Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth?

An article in The New Yorker describes how the critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis.