Reflecting on 20 Years
J-PAL was founded in 2003 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Abhijit Banerjee,
Esther Duflo, and Sendhil Mullainathan with a mission to alleviate poverty using rigorous evidence.
As of 2024, 600 million people have been reached by programs and policies
that have been informed by evaluations by J-PAL affiliated researchers
J-PAL at 20 Around the World
A decade of empowering change: Celebrating 10 years of improving lives through evidence in Southeast Asia
To mark the tenth anniversary of J-PAL Southeast Asia, we hosted a gala dinner on July 18, 2023, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was attended by a wide range of J-PAL partners
Explore @20 Stories
In 2023 and 2024, we're highlighting stories of impact from J-PAL partners, researchers, and staff through blog posts, videos, events, and more.
This two-day colloquium will focus on how innovation and scientific evidence are driving advances in the fight against poverty.
In celebration of J-PAL's 20th anniversary, we warmly welcome you to a day-long event that will bring together government and NGO partners, funders, researchers, and our leadership team from around the world to discuss pressing challenges facing social policy and international development and chart...
J-PAL partners shared their stories of motivation, inspiration, and impact in our 20 for 20 blog series.