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.

Women sitting down in a row

Gender and Economic Agency Initiative

Proposal Due: August 3, 2020
policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

  • Crime, Violence, & Conflict
No active RFP cycles
farmer in Hampi, India

Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative

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

Governance Initiative

  • Political Economy & Governance
No active RFP cycles
two women look at a tablet

Innovation in Government Initiative

  • Health
  • Education
  • Political Economy & Governance
No active RFP cycles
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

  • Labor Markets
No active RFP cycles
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

  • Education
No active RFP cycles
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

  • Health
  • Education
  • Labor Markets
No active RFP cycles
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

  • Political Economy & Governance
No active RFP cycles