Social Policy Research Initiative
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 any sector that contribute to J-PAL’s mission of reducing poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by rigorous evidence. This could include randomized evaluations in North America across a broad range of sectors including climate change, consumer finance, criminal justice reform, education, government efficiency, political economy, etc.
Office:J-PAL North America
Eligibility:J-PAL affiliates, post-docs, invited researchers and eligible graduate students are invited to apply.
File: Policy publication
Stopping a Bullet with a Summer Job
Hannah Reuter, Policy Manager
Sara van Nes, Policy and Training Associate
Cash Transfers and Parent-Child Interaction
Location: Oakland, California
Lowered Failure to Appear in Criminal Cases Through Free Rideshare Transportation: an RCT Pilot
Understanding the Importance of Summer Learning in a Pandemic
Location: New York, New York
Santa Clara Pre-Arraignment Representation and Review (PARR) Evaluation
Location: Santa Clara, California