Initiatives

J-PAL initiatives concentrate funding and other resources around priority topics for which rigorous policy-relevant research is urgently needed. 

Each initiative identifies key gaps in the evidence; funds cutting-edge research; and supports policy engagement to share results and scale up effective programs.

A child's blood is collected in a microcuvette

Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative

Proposal Due: August 14, 2020
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

Proposal Due: October 9, 2020
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

Proposal Due: October 9, 2020
clean energy rural india

King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

Proposal Due: October 20, 2020
a man working on a machine

Work of the Future Initiative

Proposal Due: October 16, 2020
A woman wearing PPE works at a farmer's market.

COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative

Proposal Due: October 9, 2020
teacher holding book up in front of students

European Social Inclusion Initiative

Proposal Due: October 30, 2020
Health care workers filling out forms

US Health Care Delivery Initiative

Proposal Due: August 28, 2020
man in courtroom

Crime & Violence Prevention

No active RFP cycles
policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

No active RFP cycles
election officials with ballot papers in a polling station

Governance Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

No active RFP cycles
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

No active RFP cycles
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

No active RFP cycles
A man baking croissants

Skills for Youth Program

No active RFP cycles