J-PAL initiatives concentrate funding and other resources around priority topics for which rigorous policy-relevant research is urgently needed. 

Each initiative identifies key gaps in the evidence; funds cutting-edge research; and supports policy engagement to share results and scale up effective programs.

man in courtroom

Crime & Violence Prevention

No active RFP cycles
policemen holding shields

Crime and Violence Initiative

No active RFP cycles
A Rohingya refugee entrepreneur at the chili paste business she runs from her home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. © 2017 Shutterstock _ Krisha Vishinpir

Displaced Livelihoods Initiative (DLI)

Proposals Due: July 21, 2023
 J-PAL staff and members of the government of Tamil Nadu sign an MoU

Government Partnerships Initiative

No active RFP cycles
two women look at a tablet

Innovation in Government Initiative

Proposals Due: June 30, 2023
A woman reaches for a can on a shelf.

Jobs and Opportunity Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Indian girls waiting in line

Post-Primary Education Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Close up image of a microscope in a lab with two hands adjusting its scope.

Science for Progress Initiative

Proposals Due: December 31, 2023
A man baking croissants

Skills for Youth Program

No active RFP cycles
Buildings in North America

Social Policy Research Initiative

Proposals Due: June 14, 2023
Two women hold up their Indonesian benefits card to receive bags of rice.

Social Protection Initiative (SPI)

Proposals Due: September 1, 2023
government building

State and Local Innovation Initiative

Proposals Due: July 31, 2023
garbage truck in Kathmandu, Nepal

Urban Services Initiative

No active RFP cycles
Health care workers filling out forms

US Health Care Delivery Initiative

Proposals Due: June 14, 2023
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Worker Prosperity Initiative

No active RFP cycles