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.

man in courtroom

Crime & Violence Prevention

No active RFP cycles
policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

No active RFP cycles
A Rohingya refugee entrepreneur at the chili paste business she runs from her home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. © 2017 Shutterstock _ Krisha Vishinpir

Displaced Livelihoods Initiative (DLI)

Proposals Due: January 19, 2024
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

No active RFP cycles
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Close up image of a microscope in a lab with two hands adjusting its scope.

Science for Progress Initiative

Proposals Due: December 31, 2024
A man baking croissants

Skills for Youth Program

No active RFP cycles
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

Proposals Due: January 17, 2024
Two women hold up their Indonesian benefits card to receive bags of rice.

Social Protection Initiative (SPI)

No active RFP cycles
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Health care workers filling out forms

US Health Care Delivery Initiative

Proposals Due: January 3, 2024
a man working on a machine

Worker Prosperity Initiative

No active RFP cycles