J-PAL North America, based at MIT, leads J-PAL’s work in the North America region. J-PAL North America conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.

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.

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Investing in students early: The effects of a STEM pipeline program for underrepresented high school students

The research team behind a rigorous, long-term evaluation of a STEM program for high schoolers discusses their new working paper & key findings, including a significant increase in graduation rates for program participants. 

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Diversifying economics, part four: Mentorship program development considerations

In the final post of our four-part series on the collaborations that shape the Economics Transformation Project, J-PAL staff summarize the design of several mentorship programs in economics and discuss next steps for ETP. 

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Una reflexión sobre la investigación en tiempos de incertidumbre: Recordando la graduación de EDUGESPRO en Puerto Rico

J-PAL Norte América y todo su personal, incluidos los investigadores asistieron recientemente a la ceremonia de graduación de los directores escolares que participaron en EDUGESPRO, un programa de desarrollo profesional que surgió del trabajo de investigación realizado en sociedad con el...

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Retos de implementación de una evaluación de impacto: El proyecto ATEMA en Puerto Rico

Olgamary Rivera y Alina Amador discuten la implementación del programa de Aplicación de la Tecnología en la Enseñanza de las Matemáticas, ATEMA, en Puerto Rico.