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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How randomized evaluations build evidence to inform workforce program design, policy, and investment

J-PAL North America and WorkRise recently convened a panel to discuss sectoral employment training and the role of rigorous research in guiding the development of pathways to high-quality jobs. Here are four key takeaways. 

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Affiliate Spotlight: Tavneet Suri on the importance of locally-grounded research

A weak internet connection did not stop J-PAL Africa Scientific Director Tavneet Suri from getting her point across in our interview: Good research is done with an ear to the ground and a connection to the community. Calling in from her home country of Kenya, Tavneet emphasized how important it is...

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Uniendo fuerzas contra la violencia de género en Perú

¿Cómo identificar las mejores estrategias para enfrentar la VG? Con esta pregunta en mente, en 2016, MIMP, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Perú y J-PAL LAC lanzaron en Perú una colaboración para desarrollar un ciclo de aprendizaje e institucionalización de la toma de decisiones basada en...

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The third cohort of DEDP master’s students live and learn fully in person at MIT

This year, 31 students from twenty countries make up the third cohort of the Data, Economics, and Development Policy master’s program. Learn more about students’ life on campus, classes, and favorite moments so far in this post.