J‑PAL North America
J-PAL North America, based at MIT, seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility.
We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. Learn more about our work.
A randomized evaluation of a workplace wellness program finds no benefits from the program, contradicting results from earlier observational studies.
J-PAL North America's new competition will help US education leaders identify technology-based solutions to key challenges in education.
J-PAL North America Executive Director Mary Ann Bates' TEDx talk discusses how by focusing less on place and more on people’s behavior, we can learn lessons about how to fight poverty from India and Kenya to Chicago and Boston.
Apply to our State and Local Innovation Competition and Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition for support in testing innovative approaches to address pressing policy challenges.
There are 237 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 11 countries in North America.
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- Not sure if you’re eligible for our State and Local Innovation Initiative? We welcome applications from US state, county, municipal, and tribal governments; public school systems; public housing authorities; and other state or local government entities. See our Q&A for answers to other common questions. Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected] 2 days 6 hours ago.
- In case you missed our recent initiative webinar or would like to share it with colleagues, you can view the recording here: http://bit.ly/2sdgQmx. We heard from Melissa Kearney (University of Maryland) and Corinne Weaver (Catholic Charities Fort Worth) about the lessons learned for scaling effective approaches and continuous improvement in an evaluation of Stay the Course, a case management program that increased degree completion among low-income community college students. State and Local Governments interested in using randomized evaluations to better understand the impact of their programs and policies can apply now for flexible pilot funding, technical assistance, and connections with experienced researchers through our State and Local Innovation Initiative. The deadline for letters of interest is March 2nd at 5pm ET. Instructions for submitting a 3-5 page letter of interest can be found here: http://bit.ly/2BNsrMV. 4 days 6 hours ago.
- Our Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition provides healthcare agencies and organizations with technical support, capacity building, and matchmaking with researchers to spur randomized evaluations. Who can apply? US federal, state, county, and city health departments and healthcare organizations such as non-profits, health plans, or health systems with innovative programs they would like to test. Learn more and apply by March 2nd here: http://bit.ly/1VXPhEM 5 days 6 hours ago.
- Our recently launched #edtech competition supports leaders in evaluating #edtech. Tune in to our 2/26 webinar to learn how to apply & the kinds of support selected partners receive. Register today! http://bit.ly/2nj5IiO 5 days 7 hours ago.
- A recent podcast highlights a policy-relevant randomized evaluation being implemented in South Carolina, one of the governments selected in the first round of the J-PAL State and Local Innovation Initiative. This Gov Innovator podcast (http://bit.ly/2squqmL) features J-PAL affiliate Matthew Notowidigdo (Northwestern University), who shares how he and Craig Garthwaite (Northwestern University) are partnering with South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services to build rigorous evidence about the relative impact of different Medicaid managed care organizations. The podcast offers insight on how program managers can use random assignment to build evidence that can strengthen program results and service delivery. State and local governments interested in partnering with researchers to design and carry out randomized evaluations can apply until March 2, 2018 for support through our State and Local Innovation Initiative. Selected government partners will receive pilot funding of up to $100,000, technical assistance for up to one year, and matchmaking with leading researchers. Instructions for submitting a 3-5 page letter of interest can be found here: http://bit.ly/2BNsrMV. 1 week 2 days ago.