J-PAL South Asia launches partnership with Government of Punjab, India

June 2, 2017
Group of J-PAL directors, staff, and government officials hold MoU

In May, the State Government of Punjab, India and J-PAL South Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the government in taking an evidence-informed approach to its poverty alleviation efforts.

The state of Punjab, with a population of 27 million, is interested in strengthening policies and interventions for economic growth, with a focus on poverty reduction, youth employment, and rural development.

J-PAL South Asia will assist the government in developing programs and rigorous impact evaluations in key sectors, including health, water supply and sanitation, education, labor and employment, local governance and planning, and rural development.

This MOU builds on J-PAL South Asia’s experience establishing productive partnerships with state governments in India, including in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh. Learn more about J-PAL South Asia’s work in the region.