J-PAL Europe, based at the Paris School of Economics, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking across Europe by fostering the development of new randomised evaluations and helping partners draw on existing rigorous evidence to design and scale effective programmes.  We also support the J-PAL network’s activities in francophone countries worldwide.

Our staff and network of affiliated professors work with governments, civil society actors and multilaterals to design randomised evaluations that will sharpen our understanding of the effectiveness of different approaches to addressing poverty and climate change. We develop training and capacity building programmes to help a broad range of actors harness the power of rigorous impact evaluations in their work and to help researchers better use these methods. We also support the use of evidence generated from this research to inform more effective social policy and development cooperation programming. 

With over 120 randomised evaluations across Europe, our research spans a broad range of sectors and looks at questions as broad as how to promote access to higher-quality education, how to match jobseekers to better opportunities for work, how to support measures to improve air quality, and how to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian action. 

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Dissemination event in Madrid for the Inclusion Policy Lab

J-PAL Europe and CEMFI join conference highlighting results from Spanish Inclusion Policy Lab

The European office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Europe) and the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, CEMFI) participated in “Inclusion Policy Lab: Scientific Evidence at the Service of People,” an event hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration to disseminate the results of a pioneering partnership to promote evidence generation and use in social policymaking in Spain.

This is an image of a photo collage, with two photos side by side. In the left photo, a girl stands in purple shirt and white head scarf, smiling and looking away from the camera. In the right photo, a boy stands outside in snow wearing jeans and a red sweatshirt, looking at the camera and smiling.

Yhdessä (Together): Creating documentary photography on inclusion and friendship in Finnish schools

We embarked on a documentary photography project to capture the people and activities behind a Finnish primary school intervention aimed at fostering social inclusion in schools. Our aim was to showcase the crucial role of visual storytelling in human-centered research and policymaking.

Woman studying during the 2023 Summer School

Ecole d’été 2024: Méthodologies du Développement

Dans le cadre de la Chaire «Méthodologies du Développement» d’Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo, une école d’été pour chercheurs et porteurs de projets africains sera organisée du 1 au 4 juillet 2024 à Rabat, sur le campus de l’Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P).