Urban Services Initiative
J-PAL’s Urban Services Initiative (USI) seeks to identify and rigorously evaluate innovative methods designed to improve the welfare of the urban poor in Africa and Asia.
Through the use of randomized evaluations, the initiative aims to better understand and address important barriers to the provision of critical urban services. USI covers a broad range of urban issues including water, sanitation, and hygiene, migrant integration and livelihoods, energy and the environment, transportation, housing and infrastructure, and delivery of health and education services.
Understanding Urban Housing in India
The Real Effect of Electronic Wage Payments: An Experiment with Salaried Factory Workers in Bangladesh
Worker Well-Being and Productivity in the Bangladesh Garment Sector
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Demand for Sanitation in Kenyan Urban Slums