Scale Ups Panel

Scale-ups

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, 202.72 million people have been reached by these scale-ups around the world. 

Smiling woman in a sari with two cows and a goat

Finance

Building Sustainable 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

Education

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 | Shutterstock.com)

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

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