Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

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J-PAL’s Jobs and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) funds randomized evaluations of strategies to improve employment outcomes.

JOI aims to generate a body of policy-relevant rigorous research that addresses pressing labor market challenges. Knowledge gaps include questions about supply and matching, job creation, and the future of jobs. JOI aims to offer guidance for implementing organizations, governments, and donors, so that policies can be guided by scientific evidence to improve employment outcomes.

Key Facts

J-PAL Global
  • Research RFP: Open
Open to J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL postdocs, and JOI invited researchers
For researchers

Request for Proposals

JOI’s Spring 2020 call for proposals is now open, with letters of interest due April 10 and a proposal deadline of 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 8, 2020.

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