Initiatives

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.

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Crime & Violence Prevention

No active RFP cycles
policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

Proposals Due: December 6, 2021
election officials with ballot papers in a polling station

Governance Initiative

Proposals Due: December 6, 2021
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

No active RFP cycles
two women look at a tablet

Innovation in Government Initiative

Proposals Due: December 3, 2021
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Post-Primary Education Initiative

No active RFP cycles
A man baking croissants

Skills for Youth Program

No active RFP cycles
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

Proposals Due: January 12, 2022
government building

State and Local Innovation Initiative

Proposals Due: January 12, 2022
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: January 12, 2022
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Work of the Future Initiative

Proposals Due: January 12, 2022