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J-PAL affiliated professors and staff work with governments, NGOs, development organizations, and donors to scale up programs found to be effective and to promote evidence-informed policy. To date, over 300 million people have been reached by these scale-ups around the world. 

Map of the world with pins representing countries where programs have been scaled up

Three people stand at corrugated tin stand advertising mobile services in a field in Kenya


Unconditional Cash Transfers: Investing Directly in Poor Families

GiveDirectly has expanded its cash transfer program, which was found in a randomized evaluation to have improved economic and psychological well-being in Kenya, to reach over 60,000 households in rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda since 2013. Read More
Three women engage in manual labor

Political Economy & Governance

Fund-flow reforms for improved social program delivery in India

Central and State governments in India have adopted a financial reform to enhance public service delivery informed by evidence. Read More
Smiling woman in a sari with two cows and a goat


Building Stable Livelihoods for the Ultra-Poor

A multifaceted livelihood program has improved the standard of living for over 550,000 people in Bangladesh and India following randomized evaluations by J-PAL affiliates. Read More
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Engaging parents to help their children succeed at school

Engaging parents to help their children succeed at school is a low-cost strategy to improve educational outcomes. Read More

Environment & Energy

Improving Third-Party Pollution Audits in Gujarat

Research by J-PAL affiliates Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan has shown that making environmental auditors more independent improved the accuracy of pollution audit reports and led industrial plants in the Indian state of Gujarat to reduce their emissions. Read More

Political Economy & Governance

Using Identification Cards to Improve National Social Assistance in Indonesia

Identification cards printed with information about program eligibility and entitlements are a simple, low-cost way to improve access to targeted social assistance programs. Read More
Installed directly at community water sources, chlorine dispensers provide a visual reminder to use chlorine and are calibrated to deliver a precise dose of chlorine solution to treat the most commonly used water transport containers.

Health, Environment & Energy

Chlorine dispensers at community sources provide safe water in Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda

Chlorine dispensers installed at community water sources are a low-cost technology used to treat water for consumption. Read More
Indonesians participate in their community block grants meetings and decision-making process as part of Generasi, 2007 (Komar |

Political Economy & Governance

Incentives improve aid efficacy: The case of the Generasi community block grants

Enabling communities to allocate funds to social programs and services that best meet their needs could more effectively reach the neediest individuals and avoid wasteful spending. Read More
Police training improves public perception and police morale.

Political Economy & Governance, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Police Skills Training

Research by J-PAL affiliates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, along with Daniel Keniston, has shown that training police officers in personality development skills and scientific techniques of investigation can improve victim satisfaction and investigation quality. Read More
Woman receives a free insecticide-treated bednet at a health clinic in Kakagena County, Kenya.


Free Insecticidal Bednets

Research by J-PAL affiliates Pascaline Dupas and Jessica Cohen has shown that charging even small positive prices for health products such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) significantly reduces demand. Read More
Kenya’s National School-Based Deworming Programme rolls out in Kwale province, Kenya.

Education, Health

School-based deworming

School-based deworming programs scaled up by Evidence Action, local implementing partners, and other related organizations reached over 190 million children in the 2015-16 school year in India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.  Read More
Classroom, India


Remedial education

Programs that reorient classroom instruction to focus on the learning level of the child are reaching over 47 million children in India. Read More