Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

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: Closed
Open to J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL postdocs, and JOI invited researchers


For researchers

Request for Proposals

J-PAL's Jobs and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) funds randomized evaluations of strategies that address pressing labor markets challenges. JOI holds two regular funding cycles per year calling for proposals from J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL postdocs, and JOI invited researchers for full research projects, pilot studies, travel/proposal development grants, and policy outreach support grants.

Initiative Staff

Lisa Corsetto, Policy Manager
Margaret Andersen, Policy Associate
Simon Cooper, Policy Associate
Victoire Fribourg, Policy Associate

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