Social Policy Research Initiative

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J-PAL North America's Social Policy Research Initiative (SPRI), formerly known as the General Research Initiative, supports randomized impact evaluations of innovative social programs and policies that can provide insights for learning which policies work best and why.

The Social Policy Research Initiative (SPRI) hosts a bi-annual Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on randomized evaluations in North America in any sector that contributes to J-PAL’s mission of reducing poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by rigorous evidence. This could include randomized evaluations across a broad range of sectors including consumer finance, crime, education, environment, government efficiency, labor, employment and training, etc.

Key Facts

  • Research RFP: Closed
J-PAL affiliates, post-docs, invited researchers and eligible graduate students are invited to apply.


For Researchers

Request for Proposals

J-PAL North America's Social Policy Research Initiative (SPRI) invites affiliated and invited researchers to apply to the SPRI Request for Proposals (RFP).

Initiative Staff

Kim Dadisman, Policy and Research Manager
Arielle Rawlings, Policy Associate

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