JOI Brazil: Jobs and Opportunity Initiative Brazil

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JOI Brazil is a J-PAL initiative that seeks to generate scientific evidence on public policies related to pressing challenges in the Brazilian labor market.

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. In 2022, the Tide Setubal Foundation joins the partnership. 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.

Key Facts

Sectors:
Status:
  • Research RFP: Closed
Eligibility:
Open to J-PAL affiliates and post-doctoral fellows, Invited researchers, and PhD students who have the support of a J-PAL affiliate or invited researcher that are part of their thesis committee.

Funders

Fundacao Arymax logo B3 Social logo
Tide Setubal logo BID logo
Potencia Venutres logo  

Implementing Partner

Insper logo

For Implementers

Social Incubation

With its social incubation, JOI Brazil seeks to support evaluation projects that contribute to answering urgent questions about the Brazilian labor market. The social incubation aims to support organizations to develop their theories of change and monitoring and evaluation plans in a systematic and robust manner. We also seek to stimulate the generation of new research through technical assistance in developing evaluation and monitoring plans and conducting randomized impact evaluations. The social incubation is free of charge and registration is open to any organization interested in conducting impact evaluations whose themes are part of the priority themes of JOI Brazil. 

For more details about Social Incubation, such as research agenda topics, and access to the application form, please click the "Learn More" button below.

For Researchers

Request for Proposals (RFP)

JOI Brazil funds randomized impact evaluations in Brazil, whose themes are aligned with the initiative's research agenda. Through a request for proposals (RFP), the funds are aimed at answering questions that are academically relevant and that add new knowledge to the literature.

JOI Brazil holds two regular funding cycles per year calling for proposals for full research projects, pilot studies, and development grants. The next cycle will open in the first semester of 2023.

For more details about the RFP, such as research agenda topics and eligibility, please click the "Learn More" button below.
 

Initiative Team

Board Members

Marianne Bertrand, Co-Chair, Labor Markets, J-PAL Executive Committee
Claudio Ferraz, Co-Chair, Labor Markets, J-PAL LAC

Staff

Edivaldo Constantino, Manager, JOI Brazil
Viviane Silva, Research and Policy Associate, JOI Brazil
Luiz Felipe Fontes, Research Postdoctoral Fellow, JOI Brazil