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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J-PAL expands evidence-to-policy government partnerships to fight poverty worldwide in collaboration with Community Jameel, Co-Impact

In August, we announced a significant expansion of our efforts to forge evidence-to-policy partnerships with innovative-minded governments seeking to use rigorous research to inform their social policies and programs. 

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Building research partnerships to address failures to appear for court in Shasta County, part one

J-PAL North America talked with Project Manager Shawn Watts of Shasta County Superior Court, who shared the Court’s takeaways from the process of designing a randomized evaluation through the State and Local Evaluation Incubator. 

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Datos transparentes y accesibles: extrabajadora de J-PAL colaboró ​​en innovador acercamiento entre gobierno de Chile e investigadores

Los datos transparentes y accesibles pueden ser vitales para que las y los investigadores contribuyan a desarrollar políticas basadas en evidencia. En Chile, el Estado implementó una innovación pública para avanzar en este sentido. Amanda Dawes, extrabajadora de J-PAL Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LAC)...

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Lessons from gender-sensitive police reform in India: A Q&A with Sandip Sukhtankar on his new paper in Science

J-PAL affiliate Sandip Sukhtankar shares learnings, policy insights, and scaling plans related to a large-scale evaluation of gender-sensitive police reforms in Madhya Pradesh, India, published in July 2022 in Science.