About J-PAL Global
Who We Are:
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research organization working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Our 140+ affiliated professors at universities around the world use randomized evaluations to test the effectiveness of a broad range of social policies and programs. We build partnerships with governments, NGOs, donors, and other organizations to share the resulting knowledge, scale up effective programs, and advance evidence-informed decision-making. J-PAL was launched in 2003 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has more than 300 dedicated research, policy, education, and training staff across research centers in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
What We Offer:
J-PAL offers a suite of online, accessible resources related to research, policy outreach, and randomized evaluation capacity building. These resources support policymakers’ and implementers’ interests in the consumption, application, and generation of rigorous evidence from randomized evaluations.
J-PAL’s library of practical research resources features evaluation manuals, analysis and survey tools, and guidelines on research ethics and transparency. Our training offerings include half-day workshops, five-day Executive Education courses, and multi-course academic credentials. These cover topics ranging from evaluation design to applied statistical analysis to research ethics. J-PAL distills research results into clear, concise insights with relevance to policymakers. We develop and disseminate cross-cutting policy insights and frameworks for applying global evidence to local contexts.
In 2016, J-PAL conducted 24 customized training workshops in twelve countries, training over 750 people. Nearly 40,000 learners enrolled in at least one of J-PAL’s five online courses. Over the past year, our research resources have been viewed more than 26,500 times and our library of summaries of randomized evaluations by J-PAL affiliates received more than 199,000 views.