J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean

J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), based at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, leads J-PAL’s work in the LAC region. J-PAL LAC conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.

Our research team works with J-PAL's network of affiliated professors to measure the impact of social programs and policies in LAC. Through online and in-person courses, we train implementers, policymakers, donors, and advocates on how to generate and use rigorous evidence. Our policy team works to institutionalize this learning and disseminate research results to governments and other partners.

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Creating a culture of evidence use in Latin America | J-PAL report

New J-PAL Report: Creating a Culture of Evidence Use in Latin America

Our new J-PAL report, “Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Lessons from J-PAL’s Government Partnerships in Latin America,” sheds light on the many paths from evidence to improved policy in government.

Los co-fundadores de J-PAL Abhijit Banerjee y Esther Duflo recibieron el Premio Nobel de Economía

Los co-fundadores del Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Abhijit Banerjee y Esther Duflo, y el profesor afiliado de J-PAL, Michael Kremer, recibieron el Premio en Ciencias Económicas en memoria de Alfred Nobel 2019. El premio fue otorgado “por su aproximación experimental al alivio de la pobreza global”.