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
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

No active RFP cycles
HPI woman walking in a refugee camp carrying items on her head

Humanitarian Protection Initiative (HPI)

Proposals Due: May 17, 2024
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

No active RFP cycles
clean energy rural india

King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

Proposals Due: April 5, 2024
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

No active RFP cycles
A man baking croissants

Skills for Youth Program

No active RFP cycles
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Two women hold up their Indonesian benefits card to receive bags of rice.

Social Protection Initiative (SPI)

Proposals Due: April 4, 2024
government building

State and Local Innovation Initiative

Proposals Due: April 1, 2024
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

No active RFP cycles
a man working on a machine

Worker Prosperity Initiative

No active RFP cycles