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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Digital Identification in Finance Initiative in Africa

  • Finance
  • Gender
  • Political Economy & Governance
Proposal Due: April 17, 2020
election officials with ballot papers in a polling station

Governance Initiative

  • Political Economy & Governance
Proposal Due: April 17, 2020
farmer in Hampi, India

Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative

  • Agriculture
Proposal Due: April 27, 2020
man in courtroom

Crime & Violence Prevention

  • Crime, Violence, & Conflict
Proposal Due: May 1, 2020
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

  • Homelessness
  • Labor Markets
  • Crime, Violence, & Conflict
Proposal Due: May 1, 2020
a man working on a machine

Work of the Future Initiative

  • Labor Markets
Proposal Due: May 1, 2020
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

  • Education
Proposal Due: May 3, 2020
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

  • Labor Markets
Proposal Due: May 8, 2020
policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

  • Crime, Violence, & Conflict
Proposal Due: April 17, 2020
two women look at a tablet

Innovation in Government Initiative

  • Health
  • Education
  • Political Economy & Governance
Proposal Due: May 1, 2020
New York City Housing Authority residence

Reducing and Preventing Homelessness

  • Homelessness
Proposal Due: May 4, 2020
government building

State and Local Innovation Initiative

  • Political Economy & Governance
  • Health
  • Labor Markets
  • Homelessness
  • Crime, Violence, & Conflict
  • Finance
  • Education
Proposal Due: July 17, 2020
A child's blood is collected in a microcuvette

Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative

  • Health
  • Political Economy & Governance
Proposal Due: July 3, 2020
Children in a classroom looking at teacher with an iPad

Education Technology and Opportunity Initiative

  • Education
No active RFP cycles
teacher holding book up in front of students

European Social Inclusion Initiative

  • Education
  • Labor Markets
No active RFP cycles
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

  • Health
  • Education
  • Labor Markets
No active RFP cycles
Health care workers filling out forms

US Health Care Delivery Initiative

  • Health
No active RFP cycles