JOI Brazil: Jobs and Opportunity Initiative Brazil
If we want to improve labor market conditions in Brazil, what strategy should we choose? Launched in 2020, the Jobs and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) is a J-PAL worldwide initiative that aims at generating robust evidence on policies that address pressing labor market challenges. In 2021, in partnership with the Arymax Foundation, B3 Social, Potencia Ventures, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Insper, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean launched the Jobs and Opportunity Initiative Brazil (JOI Brazil), which will replicate the actions of JOI for the Brazilian context. By strengthening innovative actions and fostering rigorous research, JOI Brazil will seek to deepen the debate on the labor market in Brazil and disseminate the knowledge created to governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, as well as foundations in the country. Research anchored in scientific evidence will help identify what really works and scale the mechanisms that consistently impact people's lives.
Paula Pedro, Executive Director, J-PAL LAC
Claudia Macías, Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL LAC
Edivaldo Constantino, Manager, JOI Brazil
Viviane Silva, Research and Policy Associate, JOI Brazil
Luiz Felipe Fontes, Research Postdoctoral Fellow, JOI Brazil