Our work would not be possible without the close collaboration and dedication of many partners. Together we are driven by a shared belief in the power of scientific evidence to understand what really works in the fight against poverty.

We work closely with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a non-profit research organization with programs and offices around the world. Other partners are:

  • Implementing organizations like governments, NGOs, multilateral organizations, and businesses who run programs that our affiliated professors evaluate, use our policy lessons from research, and scale up programs that are proven effective.
  • Donors including foundations and bilateral organizations who provide funding for evaluations, scale-ups, and research initiatives.
  • Research centers and organizations that run the randomized evaluations of our affiliated professors, including the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), the Crime Lab at the University of Chicago, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School, and IFMR Lead.

Viamericas Corporation

Viamericas is an international money transferring company that has collaborated with J-PAL on evaluations relating to education subsidies and migrant remittances.

Vidya Bhavan

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is an internationally reputed institution dedicated to the promotion of education and culture. They have partnered with J-PAL on several healthcare and nutrition-oriented interventions in India.

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a national, non-governmental, non-profit organization which assembles and represents business community, employers and business associations of all economic sectors in Vietnam. The purpose of VCCI is to protect and assist business enterprises, to...

Vietnam Ministry of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs is a national entity that manages issues of employment, vocational training, wage and salary, social insurances, occupational safety, social protection, child care and protection, gender equality, and social evils control and prevention.

Village Financial Services (VFS)

VFS is a microfinance organization in eastern India, with a mission to provide meaningful opportunities to the poor and disadvantaged, with particular emphasis on the empowerment of women and other vulnerable sections of the society so as to achieve high level of sustained social and economic...

Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is partnering with J-PAL researchers to personalized guidance, reminders, and information to community college students.

Vitol Foundation

Since 2002 the Vitol Foundation offers charitable grants to support projects that fall under four program areas critical to a child’s development: Health; ‘WASH’ (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene); Education; and Livelihoods.


Vodafone is a large British multinational telecommunications firm. The Vodafone Foundation is the company's charity arm which focuses on providing technology and communications access to empower people around the world. The firm partners with J-PAL affiliates in interventions that use mobile phone...

VOTO Mobile

VOTO Mobile is a Ghana-based social enterprise with staff in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the United States.

W.T. Grant Foundation

The W.T. Grant Foundation seeks to understanding human behavior through research. The Foundation currently funds high-quality empirical research, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States.

Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation supports ideas to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. They have partnered with J-PAL to evaluate an out-of-school enrichment program in Washington, D.C.

WAT-Human Settlements Trust (WAT-HST)

WAT-Human Settlements Trust (WAT-HST) is a non-governmental organization established and registered in Tanzania in October 1989 under the name “Women’s Advancement Trust” (WAT). In the year 2005, its Board decided to change the organisation’s name to read “WAT-Human Settlements Trust” (WAT-HST) so...

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

WSUP is a partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low income urban communities.

Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership, part of the World Bank Group's Water Global Practice, supporting poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. WSP works directly with client governments at the local and...


WaterAid works to enable the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. It works with local partners, who understand local issues, and provides them with the skills and support to help communities set and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet...

WaterHealth International

WaterHealth International partners with underserved communities to install, operate, and maintain local water purification plants that provide reliable access to safe, high-quality, affordable drinking water.

We Care Solar

We Care Solar promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and medical devices using solar electricity.

Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics

The Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics supports research by students and ladder faculty at working in development economics, broadly defined. The program funds projects that address a wide range of issues affecting less developed countries. Participating institutions currently include...