J-PAL Europe, based at the Paris School of Economics, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking across Europe by fostering the development of new randomised evaluations and helping partners draw on existing rigorous evidence to design and scale effective programmes.  We also support the J-PAL network’s activities in francophone countries worldwide.

Our staff and network of affiliated professors work with governments, civil society actors and multilaterals to design randomised evaluations that will sharpen our understanding of the effectiveness of different approaches to addressing poverty and climate change. We develop training and capacity building programmes to help a broad range of actors harness the power of rigorous impact evaluations in their work and to help researchers better use these methods. We also support the use of evidence generated from this research to inform more effective social policy and development cooperation programming. 

With over 120 randomised evaluations across Europe, our research spans a broad range of sectors and looks at questions as broad as how to promote access to higher-quality education, how to match jobseekers to better opportunities for work, how to support measures to improve air quality, and how to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian action. 

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J-PAL at 20: Reflecting on two decades of promoting evidence for impact in Europe

To mark J-PAL’s 20th anniversary, J-PAL Europe’s Executive Director, Anna Schrimpf, reflects on the history of J-PAL’s work in Europe and what our Europe office hopes to accomplish in 2023 and beyond. 

Prime Minister Sánchez speaking with Abhijit Banerjee on a stage.

Creating a policy lab for evaluating social inclusion policy in Spain

Together with a team of Spanish and international researchers coordinated by the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, J-PAL Europe is partnering with the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration to launch a Policy Lab focused on bringing evidence to the core of social...

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J-PAL Europe launches IDEE to advance evidence generation and use in the French education system

This blog discusses the conference hosted by J-PAL Europe and IDEE in November 2022, which aimed to bring together stakeholders—primarily policymakers, practitioners, and researchers—and increase understanding about how impact evaluations can be used in education settings. 

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Ecole d’été 2024: Méthodologies du Développement

Dans le cadre de la Chaire «Méthodologies du Développement» d’Abhijit Banerjee et Esther Duflo, une école d’été pour chercheurs et porteurs de projets africains sera organisée du 1 au 4 juillet 2024 à Rabat, sur le campus de l’Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P).